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The Blacklist 

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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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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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Slowly degraded to a soap opera.
20 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

In media, there is this concept of a "broad appeal". The more appealing the show is to a large number of people, the more it is watched, the more money it makes. It comes down to a game of numbers. This is why you get a bit of romance, a bit of comedy, a bit of action so it captures a large spectrum across the general demographic.

Well ... The Blacklist did not started this way. It started as a good, even amazing thriller. It wasn't everyone's cup of tea. Violent, with a sociopath in the middle stage, with too many things that are politically incorrect. In other words, it wasn't right for many people but for a few, including me, it seemed very appealing.

Then it slowly got a broader appeal up to the point that now is stupid. The first season was amazing. The second season was OK but very by the numbers. The third season is a joke. I've finished watching the season finale a few minutes ago and I feel that the scriptwriters hit their head.

It is the same thing that happened with The Walking Dead. It started alright and then it become a soap opera. This is what the Blacklist is now, a soap-opera, with no style, no substance, only strategic punches to make you want to get completion. Too bad. At first it was Hannibal meets 24, now it feels like "Days of our lives". If you want to enjoy the show, stick to season 1. Don't worry, the story doesn't actually move a lot further. If you want a borefest, watch season 3.

You've been warned.


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