The Blacklist is an NBC crime drama that debuted on the network on September 23, 2013. The show is created by Jon Bokenkamp, who is also one of the executive producers. The show was a hit among the audience and NBC ordered another season on December 3, 2013. In the October of 2015, the series was renewed for the third time. The recent season of the popular series will premiere on NBC on October 1, 2015. You can watch all the exciting episodes online with a subscription to one of these Charter Internet Plans.
The Blacklist started off with the capture of Raymond Reddington (played by James Spader). This guy is a former officer of the United Stated Navy, who has now turned to a life of crime. He is one of the most wanted criminals of the country, but his sudden capture raises more questions than it answers. On being detained, RaymondReddingtonmakes an interesting statement. He tells Herold Cooper, the Director of the Counterterrorism Division, (played by Harry Lennix), that he can reveal to them the names and details of operations of a dangerous terrorist. The person he is offering is a threat to the national security and so sly that he has managed to remain under the radar and out of the reach of the FBI. But, in exchange, he wants total immunity. He also makes another strange request that he would work only with an inexperienced FBI agent, Elizabeth Keen (played by Megan Boone). Cooper does find his choice of agent odd and doubtful, but he complies anyway.
Reddington walks the talk and helps the FBI in nabbing the wanted terrorist. This is when Reddington reveals that he is not a one trick pony, and his life of crime has helped him compile a rather long list of wanted criminals.He calls his list of criminals the Blacklist, which contains all the information about some of the worst enemies of the United States, about whom the FBI has no clue. He does not hide his own vested interest in taking these terrorists out either. Simultaneously,thestoryalsofocuseson the personal lives of the lead characters and why Elizabeth was Reddington’s stubborn and only choice. But, it is revealed over the course of three seasons.
The show has received positive reviews across the board. The critics have loved the intriguingstoryline and the fine performances by the actors. The audience also has greatly appreciated the show and millions have tuned in to see the weekly episodes. James Spader, in particular, has left quite a mark. He has been appreciated for delivering a character with many layers. He has completely done justice to the complex role and has managed to not overdo it. Megan Boone, has also been applauded for her portrayal of the FBI agent, who is all of a sudden in the limelight. She has brought forward the character with her genuine acting. The other cast members like Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold, Parminder Nagra, Harry Lennix, and so on, have also been praised.
The third season of the show has been going strong too, with great reviews from all quarters. The Blacklist is undoubtedly one of the best crime drama shows on television right now and is slated to finish strong, just like the previous two seasons.