Before I get into this one, you might be wondering why you are seeing all the broadcast premiere posts today and the quickest answer is because most of our readership and I are very interested in these shows. The other reason is because I no longer have the PiercingMetal Musings blog to facilitate them to you. Remember PiercingMetal.com is now one big burger deluxe from here on in. That said, I am so excited for the second season of “The Blacklist” because the first season had me on the edge of my couch cushion time and time again. Check out the poster and the premise below.
Raymond “Red” Reddington, a former government agent and one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives, surrenders at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims the FBI and he have similar interests in getting rid of dangerous criminals and terrorists. He makes an offer that the FBI can not refuse and insists on one condition: Reddington will co-operate only with Elizabeth Keen, a rookie FBI profiler. Keen questions Reddington’s sudden interest in her, but Reddington will only reveal that she is very special. After the FBI uses Reddington’s information to locate a terrorist, Reddington reveals that this terrorist is only the first of many criminals that he will help them neutralize. Over the course of his own criminal career, he has made a “blacklist” of global criminals who he believes are dangerous to society, most of whom are unknown to the FBI. As the series progresses, the story of Red unravels, with twists that involve other characters in the show.
How about that poster up above, I love the clever use of the magazines in it that showcase “Red” as being a “Most Wanted” individual. Now its true that I usually would keep these broadcasts to the likes of the comic book based shows, but this one show had so much intrigue and double takes that I had to do one for you fine readers. We’re big fans of James Spader (who you will be able to call Ultron in 2015’s upcoming film “The Avengers: Age of Ultron”) and he was terrific as the show’s primary antagonist. I will not spoil it if you have not seen it but if you do seek it on Netflix or On Demand and even DVD, make sure you watch it from the beginning. Stuff happens and from the get go it twists around and around and reminds you that just when you got a handle on stuff, you were proved wrong. Check out the cast below.
James Spader as Raymond “Red” Reddington
Megan Boone as FBI Special Agent Elizabeth Keen
Diego Klattenhoff as FBI Special Agent Donald Ressler
Ryan Eggold as Tom Keen
Harry Lennix as Harold Cooper
Amir Arison as Aram Mojtabai
Mozhan Marnò as Samar Navabi
Parminder Nagra as Meera Malik
Charles Baker as Grey, Reddington’s mysterious aide and bodyguard.
Deborah S. Craig as Luli Zheng
Jane Alexander as Diane Fowler
Alan Alda as Alan Fitch
Susan Blommaert as Mr. Kaplan
Graeme Malcolm as “The Man with the apple”
Rachel Brosnahan as Jolene Parker/Lucy Brooks
Lance Reddick as Cowboy
Peter Stormare as Berlin
Hisham Tawfiq as Dembe
Emily Tremaine as Audrey Bidwell
Mary-Louise Parker as Naomi Highland
Learn more about the show via it’s official Wiki entry below but be wary of opening that page unless you are up to date on the latest happenings because there might be spoilers. So what are your thoughts? Are you going to tune into this season? Did you catch any of the last go round or get stuck watching it with a diehard and now you crave this as well? Let me know in the comments as that is what they are there for.
Official Show Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blacklist_%28TV_series%29
The first season is already on Netflix (so order that if you don’t have it already) and in the On Demand area of NBC. As I said already I loved it and if you are liking how my own interests manifest over these last few years I have a feeling that you might too. Below is a link to the first season boxed set on Amazon.com, now who is on your Blacklist?