The Blacklist (2013– )

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Former government agent Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader) has eluded capture for decades. But he suddenly surrenders to the FBI with an offer to help catch a terrorist under the ... See full summary »

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 Raymond 'Red' Reddington (30 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Elizabeth Keen (30 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Donald Ressler (30 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Harold Cooper (30 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Dembe (29 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Tom Keen (27 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Aram Mojtabai (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Agent Meera Malik / ... (21 episodes, 2013-2014)
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Former government agent Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader) has eluded capture for decades. But he suddenly surrenders to the FBI with an offer to help catch a terrorist under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth "Liz" Keen (Megan Boone), a young FBI profiler who's just barely out of Quantico. Written by NBC

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There is an article about Santiago Meza Lopez, who has been dubbed the 'Stew maker', who confessed to disposing of at least 300 bodies over a decade by dumping them in graves and pouring acid on them to let them dissolve underground. Episode 4 of season 1(titled "The Stewmaker") includes the same type character. See more »

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In my opinion the BEST newcomer this season (fall 2013)
9 October 2013 | by (the Edge of the Cosmos) – See all my reviews

The Blacklist is in my opinion the best series right now on TV. I waited to see 3 episodes before I write this mini-review, just to be sure!

It's about one of FBI's most wanted fugitives, Raymond "Red" Reddington, who, without an apparent reason, walks into FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and surrenders! He has a secret agenda though and no one knows exactly what it is. He offers his expertise and connections to the FBI, to help catching some of the world's most dangerous criminals and terrorists (=The Blacklist). There is a condition and it is a strange one: He only talks to Elizabeth Keen, a young FBI profiler.

The main character is played by James Spader with an earthly style and confidence. He is really good in this. Not an over-the-top performance, with too much sarcasm like the usual mastermind villains in movies or series. He is succeeding to put a tone of regret in his character and that's make him likable.

Megan Boone is OK as the rookie agent, Diego Klattenhoff is very good too.

The production is looking good, the pacing (a very important factor in TV series) is great, and so far the plot works fine. In each episode we are seeing Reddington helping FBI catch another world class villain, but there is a backbone central story that also seems interesting.

Overall: Highly recommended.


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