Saturday, May 24, 2014

The Blacklist – Season 1

Episode 16 and 17 were horrible. I mean… that was just bad writing.

An FBI agent trying to track-down a missing person. Gets a lead – An address from where the missing person had made the last call.

Instead of informing the authorities that are handling the case OR calling for her backup (the team that for some reason is always ready to respond to any of her idiotic requests)… this super dumb FBI agent calls her husband to ask 'hey… I have a lead. It's this address… do you know about it?'

WHY would she do that when she is standing AT THAT address? Wouldn't it just be easier to go in and find out for herself (or share the lead with the investigating authorities)?

And then the whole nonsense about Ivan… absolute rubbish.

Raymond 'Red' Reddington (James Spader) – Absolutely brilliant. This bloke is as cool as it gets. Wonderful performance.

Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) – She is definitely not the dumbest On-Screen FBI Agent, but she is far from intelligent (even reasonably intelligent). She is ok to look at, but the character is pretty incompetent. Way too emotional (for an FBI Agent) and simply lacks the spark.

Jolene (Rachel Brosnahan) – Not bad to look at. In fact in one particular scene she looked absolutely amazing. Was an interesting character, held some promise. Too bad they killed her off.

Harold Cooper, Meera Malik, Aram Mojtabai – Irrelevant and inconsequential to the plot. They hardly have anything to do.

Red just makes the show (even with the whole FBI nonsense) worth it. The one-liners are brilliant. There is a lot to learn / pick up from this character. The man does have a good taste when it comes to ties.

Waiting for Season 2.

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