Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Loving The Blacklist

My favorite new show of the fall season is clearly NBC and James Spader's, The Blacklist (10 pm Mondays). The premise is that a Whitey Bulger type criminal named Raymond "Red" Reddington (played by Spader) turns himself in supposedly to help the FBI catch criminals. One of his demands to the FBI in return for his help is that he wants to work with a particular agent, Elizabeth Keene (playde by Megan Boone). She doesn't appear at least on the outset to have a connection with him, although Reddington enjoys dropping hints without confirming anything. Reddington has no problem killing, double crossing and for some reason protecting Elizabeth while they are on missions.  

The show reminds me of Alias in that you're never really sure who's bad and who's good and if for some reason you do figure it out, it won't matter because they'll change sides in the next three minutes. The plots are well developed and Spader lends a certain charm and sense of humor to his bad guy who may have turned good, but may not. 

Every week the show gets better and better. 

You can catch up on all of the episodes so far this season here

1 comment:

  1. I've been DVRing this and now I have moved it to the top of my to-watch list.