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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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The Biggest 2014 Emmy Snubs And Surprises

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

FILE:  2013 Emmy Nominees For Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
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 ...
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First Look: NBC Reveals The Blacklist's Comic-Con Art

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

Television Academy Presents An Evening With "The Blacklist"
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 SpaderJ ...
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'Crossbones,' Malkovich And Pirate Adventure: 5 Things To Know So You Arrrr Ready

May 30 2014 1:02pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Even the lowliest philosophy student knows that one of Friedrich Nietzsche's masterworks is "Beyond Good and Evil." What many of the philosophically inclined may not know is that Nietzsche found the secret to eternal life, emigrated to California and labored in the television industry for decades. His latest opus is NBC's pirate tale "Crossbones." The preceding paragraph contains only lies, but it's as good an explanation as any for the existence ...
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The Blacklist Season 1: Grade It!

May 29 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: TV Fanatic

NBC had a ratings win with The Blacklist. It ended the 2013-14 season as NBC's top scripted show, ranked number-8 overall.  The reason The Blacklist Season 1 was so successful can be easily identified as due to James Spader's portrayal of Raymond "Red" Reddington. From the moment he walked into FBI headquarters to turn himself in, it was all about Red. He was absolutely captivating any time h ...
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