James Spader stars as Raymond “Red” Reddington, an ex-con who turns himself in the FBI to help catch big criminals under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth “Liz” Keen (Megan Boone, “Law & Order: Los Angeles”), an FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico.
This show is the NBC equivalent of BBC's Sherlock in terms of addict-ability. The Blacklist is full of drama and suspense enough to make you hold your breath, shout at your t.v. and groan once it's over because all you want is more. A big "thank you" to Netflix for putting all of the first season's 22 episodes but also #*%( you Netflix because now I have no life outside of watching The Blacklist to get ready for whatever season 2 may bring.
this was maybe the best new drama suggestion for the last season,at least for me.i was like hypnotized by this show.i could not get enough of it.the excitment was building with every serie.the story is great and intriguing.the characters are complexed and interesting.and what to say about James Spader-he is amazing,he is so good in that role that i could not take my eyes of.i was so happy when i found out The Blacklist gets a second season.check it out and you'll see.
Great show with an addicting plot. James Spader is great as Red and really brings the whole cast together. Megan Boone could be better but her performances are passable at the very least and she shows flashes of greatness.
Megan Boone was a poor choice for the female star. She just doesn't seem to get her character even tho now she's a bit better than before. James Spader shines in this. LOOVE him. The story telling is also good especially the main plot line. Each week trying to figure out what Reddington is up to and what's his spin on each name on the blacklist is why hubby and I keep watching.
The writers really need to write Liz some better lines and get her a better wig!
Please don't let his real daughter be Keen. Does anyone else also wish Reddington was their father? I do! This show is exciting and interesting with a 'wow you're perfect at your job' performance by James Spader. Not a huge fan of Agent Keen's constant sad mouth. We get it, your husband wasn't who he said he was and you're angry at the world, but you're a character on a tv show so it's about time you get over it. I'd like more Red action and less 'agents with addictions' side stories.
I wasn't sure that I would like "The Blacklist". I waited until the first season was on NetFlix before I even considered watching it. But when I did -- all I can say is "WOW!" James Spader's portrayal of "Red" Reddington is fantastic. I feel very schizophrenic watching this show. One minute I hate him and the next I am rooting for him. Those on his blacklist are quite fascinating -- kind of says something when you are on Red's list of despicable characters. I wish some of the other actors could act a little better, but I am willing to overlook that aspect of the show. The writing keeps me on the edge of my seat and I can hardly wait for the next episode.
Ok, I like this show but there are two things that I and I would bet anyone else who has been watching on a regular basis would really like to see changed. ENOUGH with the constant flip-flop of... " CAN Keen trust Reddington this time??!" After 4 seasons, we, the audience, can give you a subtle hint: YES, you can trust him!
Second annoying theme: IS Red her father? WHO CARES?!!!Most likely- YES! The plot and point of this show are getting so muddled, what used to be the main crux of the storyline doesn't even seem to matter anymore. I am hoping this show finds its compass again because James Spader was just born to play Red- and he is one of the best parts of the show. Not to mention that the new evil villains and never-ending reach of Red's criminal empire really will suck you in each week. Yes, it's formulaic and hokey at times but this is not The Americans, its pure escapism and as long as you can overlook some details, it is a delight. :)
Great show, Outstanding cast! James Spader is perfect as Raymond "Red" Reddington. This show brings it every week and fails to disappoint, saying it leaves you on the edge of your seat is an understatement, great job.
this is a good and interesting show, very complex plot, keeps you stuck to the screen until it's over. Is easy to get a bit lost or even bored sometimes with some of the characters, but still brings you back with a great twist.