- Creators: Jon Bokenkamp
- Cast: James Spader (Avengers 2, Stargate), Megan Boone (My Bloody Valentine, Sex in the city 2), Harry Lennix (Men of Steel), Ryan Eggold (90210), Parminder Nagra (ER), Diego Klattenhoff (Homeland, Pacific Rim), Hisham Tawfiq, & Amir Arison
The Pitch:Former government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader) has eluded capture for decades. But he suddenly surrenders to the FBI with an offer to help catch a terrorist under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth “Liz” Keen (Megan Boone), a young FBI profiler who’s just barely out of Quantico. (source: NBC).
Review: The season premiere was a great. It had the flair of a movie, with the intrigues, the action and the guest stars. It was only toward the end that the music reminded you that it is a TV Show.
Although, they are TV shows regulars it was still a little startling to see Kristen Ritters (Veronica Mars) and Mary-louise Parker (Weeds) on The Blacklist which is probably what contributed to the movie feel the premiere had.
The stars of the show brought their A game. Agent Keen finally looks like she has real hair and not a wig like she did on season 1.
The pace of the episode might have been a little intense but it added a sense of urgency. They did not ease our way back into the action, the episode had a lot of new and interesting subplots that will keep us watching and excited.
What did you think of that first episode?