Review: The Blacklist

Director: Michael W. Watkins

Actor:James Spader,  Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, Edi Gathegi

Raymond Reddington. If he was any more cooler than what he is in the series he would be R.R Martin. The reason why the series is so successful is because of his Jesus act where he walks through the most dangerous people and situations and rules them all. Fearless and mercilessly brutal,  James Spader transcends all the roles that he has played especially the one he had from the ‘The Practice’ spin off Boston legal as Alan Shore.
The other glorious thing about this series is the bad ass played by Edi Gathegi. The ‘other’ Kenyan who is quite frankly making a killing in Hollywood being in over 15 major productions including X-Men first class, crank and gone baby gone just to mention a few. He is an eveil delight to watch in this series. Despite all the attention gotten from the 12 years a slave actor i find him underrated and should receive more buzz from Kenya than he is getting right now.
Elizabeth Keane is an FBI agent whose life is turned around by the introduction of Raymond Reddington one of the most wanted people in the world in to her life after he specifically asked to deal with and only her. From then on it is adventure after adventure as they try to capture the top 100 most wanted people on earth. they have a dangerously weird father daughter  relationship that will keep you guessing for seasons.
The story is long and just concluded its third season. It has suspense, action, drama, a little bit of comedy and guns alot of guns.
IMDb  rating is deservedly an 8.2/10.


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