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Will You Add NBC's The Blacklist to Your List?
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Will You Add NBC's The Blacklist to Your List?

Sep 23 2013, 10:14pm CDT | by TV Line

/>James Spader (Boston Legal) is back — and he’s messing with FBI agents, chatting up terrorists and chewing up scenery. His character made a new NBC drama’s titular list and checked it twice,...

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Will You Add NBC's The Blacklist to Your List?

Sep 23 2013, 10:14pm CDT | by TV Line

/>James Spader (Boston Legal) is back — and he’s messing with FBI agents, chatting up terrorists and chewing up scenery. His character made a new NBC drama’s titular list and checked it twice, but is The Blacklist (which premiered Monday at 10/9c) naughty or nice?

The cat-and-mouse caper centers on Raymond Reddington (Spader), one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives, and his relationship with neophyte FBI profiler Elizabeth Keen (played by Megan Boone, Blue Bloods). Raymond, a criminal mastermind with a penchant for causing havoc, turns himself in after years on the run, but refuses to speak with anyone other than Elizabeth.

He reveals that an old terrorist colleague plans on kidnapping an important American military figure’s daughter, leading Elizabeth and her FBI colleagues, played by the intense Harry Lennix (Dollhouse) and the dashing Diego Klattenhoff (Homeland), on a desperate and dangerous mission to protect the girl.

Heralded as one of the best new dramas this fall, the series indeed has its merits. Spader and Boone play off of each other extremely well; Boone’s believable intensity softens Spader’s occasionally hammy delivery.

The pilot sets up a bevy of mysteries right off the bat: Why does Raymond want to work with Elizabeth? Is he her father? Why is he turning himself in now? And, perhaps most intriguing of all, what is Elizabeth’s husband (Ryan Eggold, 90210) hiding? Like that of its fellow new Monday night drama Sleepy Hollow, however, the series’ pilot balances these various threads with aplomb — the hour never feels messy or disjointed.

We’re certainly curious to find out more about Raymond Reddington and his list of wanted criminals, especially if Spader can temper his performance. And we’d keep watching just to see Parminder Nagra (ER) in future episodes. (Although she does not appear in the pilot, Nagra is a series regular).

But enough about what we thought: What was your take on The Blacklist? Grade the episode via the poll below, then hit the comments to back up your choice!


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Netflix agrees record deal for The Blacklist streaming rights

Aug 28 2014 3:28pm CDT | Source: Digital Spy

Netflix agrees a record deal for rights to James Spader's acti ...
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Exclusive Blacklist Video: Who Is Liz Keen, Really?

Aug 14 2014 4:55pm CDT | Source: TV Guide

The Blacklist is full of mysteries, and its characters are the most baffling (and intriguing) ones. When the NBC crime drama returns for its second season this fall, fans once again will delve into the murky identity of master criminal Red (James Spader). And while everyone is obsessed with whether or not he's FBI Agent Liz Keen's (Megan Boone) father, clues may be found in Liz's own character. Read More > Other ...
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4 weeks ago

Weeds star Mary-Louise Parker joins The Blacklist season 2

Jul 27 2014 5:03am CDT | Source: Digital Spy

Actress signs up to play a character "tied to" James Spader's ...
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7 weeks ago

The Biggest 2014 Emmy Snubs And Surprises

Jul 10 2014 11:27am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

The 2014 Emmy nominations are in, and while a lot of the nominees were total shoo-ins, there were also a handful of unexpected surprises. This year was exceptionally overcrowded in the Drama categories, especially when it comes to the leading women. There's simply not enough room for everyone. Here are the biggest snubs and surprises of this year's Emmy nominees, and all those twists that got the Interwebs all riled up. DRAMA SERIES "The Good Wife" -- Twitter was ...
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7 weeks ago

First Look: NBC Reveals The Blacklist's Comic-Con Art

Jul 8 2014 8:26am CDT | Source: TV Guide

Watch out: Red Reddington is making his way back to Comic-Con International in San Diego. The Blacklist's crafty criminal, played by James Spader, is front-and-center of a new ad prepared by NBC to tout the thriller's upcoming Comic-Con panel, as well as its Season 2 return this fall. Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com James SpaderJon BokenkampJohn EisendrathThe Blacklis ...
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