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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
James Spader ...  Raymond 'Red' Reddington 133 episodes, 2013-2019
Megan Boone ...  Elizabeth Keen 133 episodes, 2013-2019
Diego Klattenhoff ...  Donald Ressler 133 episodes, 2013-2019
Harry Lennix ...  Harold Cooper 133 episodes, 2013-2019
Hisham Tawfiq ...  Dembe Zuma 131 episodes, 2013-2019
Amir Arison ...  Aram Mojtabai 129 episodes, 2013-2019
Mozhan Marnò ...  Samar Navabi 103 episodes, 2014-2019
Ryan Eggold ...  Tom Keen 89 episodes, 2013-2018
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Storyline

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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Never trust a criminal...until you have to. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Blacklist See more »

Filming Locations:

Pleasantville, New York, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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In the 2014 Entertainment Weekly Season Finale Awards, The Blacklist was nominated, but failed to win, in the following categories:
  • Best Non-Romantic Cliffhanger
  • Funniest Moment in a Drama
  • Weakest/Most Divisive Twist
  • Best Final Shot
  • Most Likely to Earn Someone an Emmy Nomination
  • Biggest Regret That I Didn't See It, I Just Heard or Read About It
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Goofs

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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glad to see spader back
25 September 2013 | by tomhg38See all my reviews

Read the synopsis of this show and saw James Spader was starring and had to check it out.

Plot centers around a criminal mastermind that has eluded authorities for years, but whom in the opening scenes inexplicably gives himself over to FBI custody. What unfolds is a tale where no one is who they seem to be and the audience is never truly sure where anyone's loyalties truly lie.

Obviously we are only one episode deep (as of writing this) but the show looks like it has a good shot at taking off as a smart roller coaster of intrigue and character development.

The negatives were few, apart from the female lead the other fbi agents seemed very generic, stiff and set in their ways and fairly ineffective at dealing with what is portrayed as a vastly superior criminal underworld.

fans of spader such as myself will doubtless watch this regardless of reviews or ratings, but if you enjoy shows in the vein of thomas crown affair or catch me if you can, you will likely enjoy this kind of show.


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