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Re: The Blacklist (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2013, 01:44:39 pm »
Pilot



Coming into this one with no knowledge about the premise. Completely forgot about this. I had added this to my Hulu queue when I saw the promo for The Blacklist. It looked interesting and then totally forgot about it until the other day. As for the  Pilot, I liked it. There is a lot of potential here. Blacklist is kind of a cross between 24 and Silence Of The Lambs with Reddington (James Spader) in the role of Hannibal-like character, one of the world's most sought after terrorist who turns himself in to authorities at the begging of the episode and refuses to talk to anyone, with the exception of Elizabeth Keen, an up and coming FBI profiler. I won't say anything about what Keen discovers at the end for spoiler reasons, but I will say this....I think Red and Keen are Father / Daughter. Just a thought given how their interrogation starts off. Sure, it's probably a Red Herring (pun intended).  ;D
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Re: The Blacklist (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2013, 06:24:39 am »
Added Episode 2: The Freelancer
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Re: The Blacklist (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2013, 07:29:54 am »
The Freelancer



Great episode and I love how they ended with the final scene. Sure, there was a big manhunt in this weeks episode, but it was really about Keen trying to figure out what to do about her boyfriend, the potential Double Agent working against her. What to do? Confront him or let things be? Well, she decides the best course of action will be not to say anything and let him believe everything is still as it was, which would allow her to track his movements and see where he may lead her. This is all set up with the mindset that she thinks he is in fact guilty. But the ending throws her into doubt when she watches a video of him at their adoption meeting. Now she is conflicted and this will blur the lines for her and for the viewer as well, which is all we can want from a show like this. Isabella Rossellini guest-stars. James Spader looks like he is relishing the role of bad guy.
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Re: The Blacklist (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2013, 07:09:10 am »
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Re: The Blacklist (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2013, 07:42:49 am »
Wujing



So, the man with the apple", who does he work for? CIA? FBI? NSA? Or is he working for with Keen's fiance? Are they surveilling her because he may have been "compromised"? Who the hell knows. The cat and mouse game is what will keep viewers coming back, but I hope they don't drag it out too long as I want some answers....NOW! The other half of the equation is just exactly what is Red's connection to Keen. Father / Daughter or something more? It's a little too obvious, they really aren't related. The other option would be that Keen's real father didn't abandoned her as a child, but was called into service for the US government to do his duty for America. Somewhere along the way, his path crosses Red's and he saves his life or something, sacrificing his own and Red is making good on his promise to look out for her or something like that.
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Re: The Blacklist (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2013, 07:05:48 am »
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Re: The Blacklist (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2013, 08:13:44 am »
The Stewmaker




Solid episode that kinda reminded me a bit of Dexter. Has there ever been an actor more typecast his entire career than Tom Noonan? I can't recall ever seeing him play a normal guy. He is always THE Bad Guy or THE Killer. He does it well, but I gotta imagine he would like to play normal. Clifton Collins Jr. was a nice surprise. I'm sure he is still alive at the end of the episode. It was kind of cryptic, but I think he will pop up later in the season.
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Re: The Blacklist (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2013, 06:29:32 am »
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Re: The Blacklist (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2013, 08:35:10 am »
The Courier




This show is getting goooood. Two things are at work here. First, it usually involves very interesting cases that Keen, Red and the rest of the FBI are working on. But it's the second thing involving Keen and her Boyfriend and what is or isn't involved in himself. Having him "find" the box of money, passports and gun in the floor isn't something I thought would happen so soon. Figured that they would drag it out a bit longer. Great cliffhanger as I don't know what he is going to say. How he is going to "talk his way out of it".

Also interesting and probably the most important thing the show has going for it is why Red is so invested in Keen. What and who he is too her remains a mystery. I still think he is her father. We shall see. But I liked that he used up his 'one-time-only' pass with the NSA to get the classified document released to Keen so that she could read about her boyfriend and his suspected ties to the murder at the hotel. Like I said, getting gooooooood. They cast the right person for the role of the Courier with Robert Knepper. Too bad this was a one time only appearance.
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Re: The Blacklist (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2013, 09:16:06 am »
Added Episode 6: Gina Zanetakos
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Re: The Blacklist (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2013, 10:08:51 am »
Gina Zanetakos




I'm still not convinced that Tom is innocent. Just because he was released from custody after interrogation and seemingly giving the Feds the answer they needed, I think that it was all a setup just so that he could get into the Command Center and "nonchalantly" shift the focus on Red's right hand man. I dunno. The writers are doing a good job keeping most of it under the surface, but giving us enough to keep me interested. Really cool to see Margarita Levieva in the role of Gina. Since she wasn't killed off, I can only assume that she will have another episode in the future.
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Re: The Blacklist (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2013, 07:00:42 am »
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Re: The Blacklist (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2013, 09:20:07 am »
Frederick Barnes



An okay episode for the first 35 minutes. It's the last 5 minutes that proved to be the most interesting. Loved the scene where Red challenges Keen to sever ties with him after she makes threats that they only have a "work relationship" together. Called her bluff big time. But it was the house that Red buys that is wrapped up in mystery. All along we are meant to think that Red and Keen are father/daughter. I don't think that is the case any more. Well, kinda. We see from Red's perspective that he "raised a family" in the house and we see a little girl playing in the yard in a flashback scene. If that is meant to be Keen as a little girl, then why doesn't she remember her father Red? I think Red had two girls and Keen was elsewhere and of course he raised the girl in the flashback scene and the guilt that Red has in that he "sent Keen elsewhere", maybe put up for adoption? Who knows, but it's fun to watch this unfold.
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Re: The Blacklist (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2013, 01:40:55 pm »
Added Episode 8: General Ludd
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