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Behind The Blog – What I’m Watching: The Blacklist (NBC) #TeamRed

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I’ll be the first to admit I have a few addicting pleasures when I’m not writing or blogging. You already know (or at least you should have a clue) that I’m a HUGE gaming nerd. But outside of that my other favorite guilty pleasure is TV. I watch an INSANE amount of television. Between Netflix, DVR, online on demand, I’ve always got my eyes glued to a show. And yes, my taste in TV varies as wide as my taste in books so you can only guess what shows are constantly on repeat in my house. Over the course of this year, in what I hope will become something I do on a regular basis, I hope to give everyone a glimpse into my crazy life outside of blogging, because hey, no one reads 24/7 right?????? Hum, maybe that’s still debatable…





What I’m Watching:
The Blacklist (NBC)


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You do NOT want to be on The Blacklist…



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. – Written by NBC (taken from IMDB)




Thursdays 9/8c  on NBC



Cast: (Source)

  • James Spader as Raymond “Red” Reddington
  • Megan Boone as Agent Elizabeth Keen
  • Diego Klattenhoff as Donald Ressler
  • Harry Lennix as Asst. Dir. Harold Cooper
  • Amir Arison as Aram Mojtabai
  • Hisham Tawfiq as Dembe
  • Mozhan Marnò as Samar Navabi
  • Ryan Eggold as Tom Keen
  • Parminder Nagra as Agent Meera Malik



Episode Guide: (Source)

Season 1


1      23/Sep/13   Pilot
2      30/Sep/13   The Freelancer
3      07/Oct/13   Wujing
4      14/Oct/13   The Stewmaker
5      21/Oct/13   The Courier
6      28/Oct/13   Gina Zanetakos
7      04/Nov/13   Frederick Barnes
8      11/Nov/13   General Ludd
9      25/Nov/13   Anslo Garrick
10     02/Dec/13   Anslo Garrick
11     13/Jan/14   The Good Samaritan Killer
12     20/Jan/14   The Alchemist
13     27/Jan/14   The Cyprus Agency
14     24/Feb/14   Madeline Pratt
15     03/Mar/14   The Judge
16     17/Mar/14   Mako Tanida
17     24/Mar/14   Ivan
18     31/Mar/14   Milton Bobbit
19     21/Apr/14   The Pavlovich Brothers
20     28/Apr/14   The Kingmaker
21     05/May/14   Berlin
22     12/May/14   Berlin: Conclusion
Season 2

23     22/Sep/14   Lord Baltimore
24     29/Sep/14   Monarch Douglas Bank
25     06/Oct/14   Dr. James Covington
26     13/Oct/14   Dr. Linus Creel
27     20/Oct/14   The Front
28     27/Oct/14   Mombasa Cartel
29     03/Nov/14   The Scimitar
30     10/Nov/14   The Decembrist
31     01/Feb/15   Luther Braxton
32     05/Feb/15   Luther Braxton: Conclusion
33     212/Feb/15   Ruslan Denisov
34     19/Feb/15   The Kenyon Family






Watch a Clip: The Blacklist: Opening Scene (Video Source)





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I almost (almost) feel stupid for passing on The Blacklist. My mother was constantly recommending this show to me; her exact words were often, “OMG, you don’t watch it? What’s wrong with you?” Now that I have watched it, I find myself asking the exact same questions, what the hell is wrong with me, and why the hell did it take me so long to find this EPIC show?!?!

The Blacklist is the kind of crime drama I’ve always wanted. Yes, I’m a fan of shows like CSI, Dexter, and Criminal Minds but The Blacklist (to me) offers something the other shows do not; a chance to work with the presumed “bad guy” and give him (mostly) free reign to do whatever the heck he wants. Kill a guy? No problem. Blackmail people, lie, cheat, steal, and murder some more criminals? Sure, why not! Literally guys…this show has EVERYTHING! I’m not kidding nor am I exaggerating, it has EVERYTHING!

The Blacklist is not for the faint of heart. But…BUT…if you LOVE shows with heart-stopping storylines, nonstop mysteries, intrigue, betrayal, freakishly good whodunits, and blood Blood and MORE BLOOD, then yes dear readers, I recommend this show to you! Everyone needs a Raymond “Red” Reddington in their life!


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Do you watch The Blacklist? What shows are you currently watching when your nose is not in a book?





I’m Also Watching…

The Walking Dead
Orphan Black