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The Blacklist [NBC - US] [** Spoilers **]

  • 14-05-2013 11:14am
    #1
    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,634 Richard Dower


    Deffo reminds me of Hannibal/Silence Of The Lambs....with added The Following. But James Spader is great and the promo...though its like watching the first episode in 4 minutes was pretty good.

    Megan Boone...i thought i was watching Lois Lane from Smallville! Erica Durance :eek: ...or the actress who played her sister on the show.



    Probably a pass from me though.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/13/the-blacklist-megan-boone_n_3268494.html


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  • Registered Users Posts: 75,012 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1




  • Registered Users Posts: 75,012 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Sky Living has picked this up and it is suppose to air here in October


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,560 ✭✭✭ cena


    Anyone watch this yet. Starting on sky this week.


  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,404 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E


    Starts tonight in the States, Friday (Sky On Demand), and October 4th on Sky Living.


  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,404 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E


    Threads merged.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 75,012 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Marje wrote: »
    The Blacklist will start on Sky Living 04 October at 9pm.

    :cool:


  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,404 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E


    I liked it a lot. Somewhat implausible, but a good cast and James Spader was hamming it up nicely. Something tells me that
    Lizzie's husband
    is on the blacklist.

    I'll watch a few more....


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,835 Torqay


    Mr E wrote: »
    I liked it a lot. Somewhat implausible, but a good cast and James Spader was hamming it up nicely. Something tells me that
    Lizzie's husband
    is on the blacklist.

    I'll watch a few more....

    Great idea, let's make a TV Show based on Jimmy Spader's sh*tlist. ;)

    Implausible alright, but it's got some potential (unlike this other piece of garbage I just warched, Hostage. God only knows why Toni Collete has signed up for this).
    Hubby surely has to answer for the hidden cash, gun and passports
    .


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,012 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Very Alias vibe opening episode to me and enjoyable, Spader is great perfectly cast imo, not too keen on Megan Boone yet as the female lead Liz, I don't think Redd is her father


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,387 Tom.D.BJJ


    I liked it for the most part, but i think it's a little forumlaic. It's crime/villian of the week in present time, with a flashback to push the overall story arc forward. That's been done to death at this stage, but it's certainly better than The Following anyway. I'll give it a few more episodes because i like Spader.

    Bring back Rubicon :pac:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,940 ✭✭✭ krustydoyle


    I enjoyed the opening episode.
    It just seems a bit stylish or something.
    Spader is a cool character but how long
    can they
    drag the list out for?

    Ill stick with it but theres too many decent shows on atm


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,839 ✭✭✭✭ Darko


    It's pretty much this seasons mismatched cop drama where a pair of mismatched and at odds people find themselves thrown together to save the day. Spader is excellent and obviously having a blast though you have to wonder just who thought it was a good idea to dress him up like The Shadow. He looked ridicolous and almost as if he'd stumbled out of some 1930s crime drama b

    The plot is ridicolous and the various plot strands are interesting though I really hope that they throw away the whole parental relationship aspect as its the shows least interesting. And I'm sure that this is the kind of show that will dangle one answer before us only a week later to tell us that it was just a bluff and the real truth is sometying completely different.

    One thing I can't get over is just how much it reminds me of the Lector novels. It's pretty much the further adventures of Clarice and Hannibal as they solve crime and work out their issues.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,447 ✭✭✭✭ expectationlost


    JP Liz V1 wrote: »
    Very Alias vibe opening episode to me and enjoyable, Spader is great perfectly cast imo, not too keen on Megan Boone yet as the female lead Liz, I don't think Redd is her father

    no but a partner of his father maybe got him killed?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,060 ✭✭✭ Lirange


    Darko wrote: »

    One thing I can't get over is just how much it reminds me of the Lector novels. It's pretty much the further adventures of Clarice and Hannibal as they solve crime and work out their issues.

    That's true although one main difference was that Lecter was more homicidal and salt of the earth. Conversely, Red seems to be more of the upscale espionage/money laundering/extortionist/have others do my dirty work sort of criminal.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,839 ✭✭✭✭ Darko


    Lirange wrote: »
    That's true although one main difference was that Lecter was more homicidal whereas Red seems to be more of the upscale money laundering/extortionist/have others do my dirty work sort of criminal.

    I was referring more to the relationship between the two and how it played out rather than the characters being the same.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,263 DeWitt


    Head over heels for this. I've watched the pilot 3 times now, and each time I like it more.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,237 ✭✭✭ sioda


    Loving this Spader rocks new eats every scene. Just keep waiting for Denny Crane to pop out


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,835 Torqay


    Lizzy is using Linux ... smart gal. ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 807 groovie


    Loved the pilot, as long as Spader keeps the ham in check, should be a keeper.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,121 ✭✭✭ squonk


    Definitely has legs does this show. Spader is always great and it looks to be ramping up nicely.


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  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,404 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E


    It got a back 9 order, bringing it up to a full season of 22.

    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/tvnews.php?id=109808


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,237 ✭✭✭ sioda


    Great news


  • Registered Users Posts: 807 groovie


    I loved the pilot but with the 'additions' in episode 2 I am beginning to have some doubts. Then there's the spader laugh, it took all of 6 seconds in epi 2 before he did it, it's a little annoying tbh.
    Still having Isabella Rossellini in the show was a classy touch. ( she may be in lots of shows for all I know)


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,839 ✭✭✭✭ Darko


    7 minutes into episode 2 and I want to sit down with people behind the show and slap them till they understand that if you can't afford convincing CGI then don't resort to cheap, mid 90s level CGI that the SyFy channel would call laughable. The helicopter in flight and the train crash looked like they were lifted from some PS1 launch title.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,839 ✭✭✭✭ Darko


    Not a bad second episode and already the cracks are visable around the edges. Spacer is a lot of fun though much like in Hostages you wish that he was a little less smug. Lizzie is, well Lizzie is one of those too cool for school characters whose played with such a cold lack of emotion that you simply can't warm to her. I don't care about her as a character or her history.

    The writing in episode 2 was a step down from the pilot and if it took you more than 30 seconds to realise who the villain is then you must have only recently acquired a TV for the first time. At 13 or so episodes per season I could see The Blacklist being something far more interesting but at 22 Im not sure that I can get all that invested or interested, unless of course the writing seriously improves.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,835 Torqay


    "Stung by a Manta Ray" :D:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 807 groovie


    I am coming to the conclusion that the villain of the week thingy is just a ruse, and that Reddington has a big score planned. This could get really good.
    mmm Apples


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,839 ✭✭✭✭ Darko


    Episode 3, much like number 2 was something of a mixed bag. The overall story is shaping up nicely and it's obvious that Reddington has something major in the works and isdimply working the FBI to furthur his agenda. I'm thinking that the apple man may be Keen's dad though I'd much prefer if they did something a little less generic.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭ jack presley


    I can see this getting a bit repetitive, especially if it's going to be a 22 episode season. The whole relationship between the two of them is interesting and the husband story as well but if every week they manage to capture/kill someone on the list in the last 5 minutes of the episode, it's going to get a bit boring.

    I suppose that's the problem with network shows, everything has to be wrapped up in successfully in the hour.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,133 ✭✭✭ Patty O Furniture


    sioda wrote: »
    Loving this Spader rocks new eats every scene. Just keep waiting for Denny Crane to pop out

    Couldn't help it, The name's Crane, Denny Crane:

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    I can see this getting a bit repetitive, especially if it's going to be a 22 episode season. The whole relationship between the two of them is interesting and the husband story as well but if every week they manage to capture/kill someone on the list in the last 5 minutes of the episode, it's going to get a bit boring.

    I suppose that's the problem with network shows, everything has to be wrapped up in successfully in the hour.

    Loving the story, but the backstory on the husband & shady past will probably be used as leverage on Lizzy nearer the end?


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