Well in no real surprising news, the most watched new drama of the year, The Blacklist, has been given a green light for a full 22 episode second season by NBC. “The success of ‘The Blacklist’ demonstrates that inspired storytelling is alive and well in broadcast television, and I’m impressed on a daily basis by this creative team’s imagination and the extent to which they will go to capture this grand vision on film,” NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt said. “With gratitude to both our partners at Sony Pictures Television and our NBC development executives who took a great script and shepherded it into a great series, I hope that Raymond Reddington never runs out of names to bring down on his list!”
Last night’s season one final saw Reddington escape his captors and take a leave of absence of working with the FBI while a new major player in terror by the name of Fitch (played by Alan Alda) is revealed. The biggest shocker was Raymonds last words to Elizabeth “Don’t Trust Your Husband!”
The Blacklist returns to channel 7 in 2014 for an all new season two.
Things are starting to get very sketchy with Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) and i’m not talking about the knock-off Raquel Welch wigs the wardrobe department are forcing on her head. I’m talking about her shady husband Tom (Ryan Eggold) and his secret box full of money, passports and guns hidden under her lounge floor.
That damn box has been sitting under that floor for weeks now while Lizzie plays around with Raymond (James Spader), hoping for any scrap of information he might throw her way regarding the contents of the box and the unsolved murder at Angel Station, and tonight, that box, Lizzie, Tom and tonight’s blacklister – Gina Zanetakos all come together in what Lizzie could call her worst day to date.
The resulting effect could undo all the work Raymond has been investing in Lizzie and put him back right where he started from.
I don’t trust Tom. He’s suspect. You’ll understand tonight after the episode. There’s more to him than whats being let on.
It’s no surprise that James Spaders’ The Blacklist (or just The Blacklist) has been confirmed as the most watched new U.S drama here in Australia. After two weeks on air, the channel 7 drama is holding almost 1.5 million viewers thanks to a nice lead in from The X Factor.
I originally didn’t plan on giving the show a watch. The preview trailers made it look like James Spader was playing an evil and older version of Alan Shore (Boston Legal)but I did cave in and I’m glad I did. While it seems to follow the same format as quite a few newer shows (One case/person/story/target) per week until the show goes off air, the mystery surrounding Spader’s Raymond Reddington and his connection and interest in new recruit Elizabeth Keen is interesting enough to keep people watching.
I do have one gripe about the show now that I’m three episodes in – what the heck is going on with Megan Boone’s wig? Off screen, Boone sports a short cropped do that sits just below her ears. It’s a really cute haircut that suits her remarkably well, yet she was given a wig to wear to play the role of Agent Keen so as to make her look more professionally realistic. The problem is, you can tell it’s a wig. Like really tell. At times it sits too high while in other scenes, I’m pretty sure her real hair is poking out waving at us all. I’m actually convinced that Megan Boone’s wig needs it’s own show – right along with any former hair piece Nicholas Cage has ever worn.
I had the same issue recently while watching X Factor and finding myself wanting to reach through the television screen to nudge Dannii Minogue’s wig down an inch or two – and now I want nothing more than to do it to Megan Boone.
If I take my issues with poor wig choices aside, The Blacklist (or James Spaders’ The Blacklist as Channel 7 would have us call it) is an extremely well written and acted new drama. There’s twists aplenty and you’ll find yourself asking why Raymond Reddington isn’t more closely watched considering the amount of times he has managed to shake the ever present FBI watching him. Basically, I want more. I also want to know more about Elizabeth’s fiancée. Talk about sketchy!
The Blacklist Of James Spader (I give up) airs Monday nights on Channel 7.