The Blacklist

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Air Dates

Sep 23, 2013 - Present

Network

NBC

Genre

Drama / Crime

Cast

Red - James SpaderElizabeth - Megan BooneDonald - Diego KlattenhoffHarold - Harry LennixTom - Ryan Eggold

A drama following an agent-turned-fugitive who offers to help the FBI catch top criminals.


Ex-government agent Raymond "Red" Reddington has been one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives for decades, thanks to his skillful brokering of shady deals for top criminals around the world.

Red has mysteriously surrendered to the FBI with an offer to the agency. He will help them catch a previously-thought dead terrorist under the condition that he speaks only to a certain FBI profiler named Elizabeth Keen. As a twisting series of events unfolds in the race to stop a terrorist, they wonder what Red's true intentions are and exactly why he has chosen Elizabeth to deal with.

It is revealed that Red has actually compiled has a long list over the years that is known as a "blacklist" of politicians, spies, mobsters, and terrorists. And Red is willing to help catch them all, as long as he continues to work with Elizabeth as his partner.

Comments (55)

Private Detective
10/07/17 at 12:20pm

The episode "Grayson Blaise (No. 37)". Is it me, or was this oddly familiar (in both plot and the TV music soundtrack) compared to 1999's "The Thomas Crown Affair"? Red stole a painting, just as Brosnan's character did in "Thomas Crown". There was no attempt to duplicate the movie for sure, but everything about it struck me as kind of wild. I enjoyed it.
Derwin C Thompson
05/23/17 at 00:13am

I love this show,the different characters are all excellent. I anxiously await the next season.
sandj
05/17/17 at 07:53am

I LOVE THIS SHOW!! I will admit it was a little off the original premise with everyone running around spastic about Liz, (I was actually okay with her leaving the show), but now I'm glad she didn't and the show is still fabulous!! I love Red, and hope next season will get back to actually bringing down the "Blacklisters!" and less Liz drama.
Jeff Greene
01/24/17 at 06:52am

THird season was great, but most of this fourth season was wasted on Elizabeth's baby constantly getting tossed around and endless crying over its whereabouts and safety.
The January episodes have been much better now that the baby story is out of the way. Get back to the show's original premise of chasing spies and bad guys, let Tom Keen be an operative not a Daddy figure.
Matt
12/28/16 at 09:11pm

As a character, Red is great. Unfortunately I think this show has jumped the shark.
DONNIE
09/30/16 at 04:26pm

I LOVE THIS SHOW BUT DIDNT LIKE THAT MR. KAPLAN GOT SHOT
MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT SHE WILL BE JOINING TOM ON HIS SERIES WITH FEMME JENNSEN
Bruce
09/28/16 at 08:23am

I've watched this show faithfully since its inception, and it is one of my favorite shows. HOWEVER, like many other shows (i.e. "Fringe") it has 'strayed' from its original premise: Shady, mysterious Raymond Reddington helping the FBI solve a "Black List" case and find and catch (or kill) a weekly 'bad guy'. That was a GREAT show. Unfortunately, it has slowly morphed into a ridiculous group of sub-plots, centering around Liz, which run through the entire season. As much as I love this show, and as popular as it was in it's first two seasons, I can make a prediction: If it doesn't return to its original premise/format with FBI Agent Elizabeth (instead of Soap Opera Elizabeth) back with the FBI, and catching 'weekly bad guys' with the aid of Red, this once-GREAT show's days are numbered!
Sally Boomer
09/22/16 at 10:45am

I love this show but in real life a stud like Eggold would never go out with pie ass Megan Boone shes sooooooooo Fugly
Parie McParington
05/21/16 at 12:57pm

Clock's ticking on this show...
Private Detective
05/20/16 at 11:17am

Liz wasn't going anywhere. Tom didn't seem too broken up over her death, and that I noticed. Reddington was not prepared for her return obviously. The show is just too dang good to end like that. Looking forward to the return this Fall.

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