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Old 08-25-2014, 12:31 PM
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Shannon has reviewed 'The Blacklist: The Complete First Season'. He says this is one of the more entertaining series on TV. With perfect video, strong sound, and plenty of extras, this is worth adding to your collection. Highly recommended.

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Did I miss in the article somewhere about where this show aired? Nowadays tv shows are failing due to the fact people are afraid to even commit to them because if they do, the networks cancel the series and you never know how the storyline plays out.

Many of the old shows we have come to love in syndication would have easily failed under current formulas, and we would have never seen them develop and conclude to where they did.
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I hadn't seen an episode before picking this up a couple of weeks ago. It was a total blind buy based on the good word-of-mouth I'd heard over the past few months. I figured I'd get around to watching an episode here or there, but I got completely hooked. Ended up binge-watching the whole season in about a week. Spader is amazing as Red and the rest of the cast is pretty good as well. I do like how they managed to make a procedural with some mythology and kind of have the best of both worlds. Really looking forward to season 2!
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Many of the old shows we have come to love in syndication would have easily failed under current formulas, and we would have never seen them develop and conclude to where they did.
Agreed...I usually only watch TV shows when I travel for work (stuck in a hotel room every night/weekend for a week or 2 every month), so I try things out on Netflix without researching too much...even though I'll admit it wasn't great, I loved The Finder...and to get cancelled on such a cliffhanger! And to go back a ways...SportsNight was one of my favorite shows...also ended with a cliffhanger.
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I really don't know how you guys watched this.

Spader IS amazing but the show's premise is completely laughable. I watched the first two episodes and could not bring myself to watch anymore. Maybe the show got better but I found it completely absurd.
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I really don't know how you guys watched this.

Spader IS amazing but the show's premise is completely laughable. I watched the first two episodes and could not bring myself to watch anymore. Maybe the show got better but I found it completely absurd.
I think I watched through episode 5 and got to that same point: "This is SO preposterous, I can't in my right mind continue!" However, I found myself leaving the TV on at 10p on Mon nights, with Blacklist in the background as I surfed on the PC, etc. About 8 or so episodes later, I was completely hooked again. Certainly, without Spader the show would not have the same weight (and his co-star is usually a pretty inept actress). However, by season's end, they wound-up doing all the right things: getting rid of, or minimizing annoying characters, and expanding the good ones. They also focused a bit more on making things coherent and more-belelievable. More. Not completely, of course.

But, to me, Blacklist sits in that can't-stop-watching-though-you-know-you-should category with Prison Break: just so damn enjoyable, who cares if it makes a whole lot of sense or not?
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I think I watched through episode 5 and got to that same point: "This is SO preposterous, I can't in my right mind continue!" However, I found myself leaving the TV on at 10p on Mon nights, with Blacklist in the background as I surfed on the PC, etc. About 8 or so episodes later, I was completely hooked again. Certainly, without Spader the show would not have the same weight (and his co-star is usually a pretty inept actress). However, by season's end, they wound-up doing all the right things: getting rid of, or minimizing annoying characters, and expanding the good ones. They also focused a bit more on making things coherent and more-belelievable. More. Not completely, of course.

But, to me, Blacklist sits in that can't-stop-watching-though-you-know-you-should category with Prison Break: just so damn enjoyable, who cares if it makes a whole lot of sense or not?
LOL I know what you mean. Glad someone felt the same as me. I should try watching the later episodes.
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