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A new FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen, has her entire life uprooted when a mysterious criminal, Raymond Reddington, who has eluded capture for decades, turns himself in and insists on speaking only to her.

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Series cast summary:
James Spader ...  Raymond 'Red' Reddington 144 episodes, 2013-2020
Megan Boone ...  Elizabeth Keen 144 episodes, 2013-2020
Diego Klattenhoff ...  Donald Ressler 144 episodes, 2013-2020
Harry Lennix ...  Harold Cooper 144 episodes, 2013-2020
Hisham Tawfiq ...  Dembe Zuma 142 episodes, 2013-2020
Amir Arison ...  Aram Mojtabai 140 episodes, 2013-2020
Mozhan Marnò ...  Samar Navabi 104 episodes, 2014-2019
Ryan Eggold ...  Tom Keen 89 episodes, 2013-2018
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A highly articulate, erudite and intelligent businessman and mastermind, "Red" Reddington, has allegedly been on the "10 Most Wanted List" of various U.S. law enforcement agencies for over 20 years. The legend is that Red is as elusive as he is clever, controlling a labyrinth of creative enterprises, coupled with uncanny ability to gather and finesse information at the drop of a hat. On the first day at FBI for a new female profiler fresh out of Quantico, Red offers to bandy wits with the FBI. Red promises to deliver various criminals and plots previously unknown to any branch of law enforcement... and all Red requests in return is to choose his muse. Written by LA-Lawyer

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23 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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Pleasantville, New York, USA See more »

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The birth date listed on the Raymond Reddington wanted posters is the actual birth date of actor James Spader (February 7, 1960). See more »

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This show, like many from Hollywood that show a lot of gun use, routinely plays a sound effect of a gun being cocked whenever a gun is seen on screen. Often the gun shown either has no external hammer and cannot make the sound played or it has already been fired, negating the ability to cock it. This sound effect is used by sound editors that lack an understanding of how firearms operate. See more »

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In my opinion the BEST newcomer this season (fall 2013)
9 October 2013 | by Dr_SaganSee 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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