Tuesday, September 24, 2013

NBC series "The Blacklist": Seems like a lot of hype

NBC has highly touted its new drama series “The Blacklist”, which opened Monday night at 10 PM.  The Pilot, directed by Joe Carahan with script by Joe Bokenkamp, confronts us with the surrender of super-fugitive Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader) at the FBI Headquarters.  They didn’t look real – and the scene reminded me of the arrest of Aldrich Ames on Presidents Day in 1994. 

Reddington, one of the ten most wanted, has sold himself as a mercenary for years.  Now, he prepares to lead the FBI to a secret “blacklist” all the worst existential terrorists that they didn’t know about this.  Where will this series take us, to dirty bombs and EMP flux guns? 

The first episode forces on one Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) whose attractive husband Tom (Ryan Egglod) is bloodied up in a horrific truck wreck attack on what looks like the Anacostia Bridge.  She will talk about to Raymond.  Is she his long abandoned daughter?

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Can any one of us be on the Blacklist? Ask the NSA.




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