Blacklist Review

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Estocada, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. Estocada

    Estocada Well-Known Member

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    I enjoyed it, the James Spader character carried it for me. But I think it illustrates the problem of network TV-the happy ending already and turning into a bad guy of the week formula The show would have been better if the Bad Thing happens, as opposed to the unflappable miracle rescue, etc etc etc.
     
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    :facepalm:
     
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    Your review sucks :coffee:
     
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    My only question is, say the show goes on for 3 seasons and they do 1 criminal apprehension per show and there is 20 episodes.... after about 60 criminals that are high profile smuggles/terrorists that the government has no tips on you begin to think the show has issues. Maybe they will need to do a case over a few weeks????

    The show is somewhat similar to Person of Interest in that they are doing more of an identify and apprehend prior to the crime rather than your traditional crime them identify and apprehend. The good thing with person of interest is that it is sometimes a smaller everyday person crime and does not always need to be a front page media blitz type of crime. Sometimes a nurse just went through the wrong belongings and saw a PIN number she didnt know its meaning and someone wants her gone.
     
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    :umm:
     
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    great show...looking forward to #2
     
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    They are trying to build out a backstory on the husband too-I thought it was really rushed, huby gets the stabby, has multiple passports and $$, etc. Why not let it develop over time?
     
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    I enjoyed the show, don't misconstrue my statements as displeasure... I am just wondering if after a handful of seasons it starts to get asinine that this guy is sitting on a huge network of unknowns.

    My immediate thought was that Spader's character is being baited as her father. She referenced her father was a criminal, they mentioned Spader abandoned his wife and kid. Your first impression is to say no way the FBI didn't know who his kid was, but they also made a comment that they never knew her dad had a record during her background. I think it will come out that her mother changed identity sometime in her early years of his "missing" years after the media attention died down to have a normal life.
     
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    That certainly fits. I'm trying to figure out how the multi-passport having hubby figures into the whole deal. The show has promise and Spader seems like he can carry the show.
     
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    Maybe the husband is some spy or something (ie was going onto his BLACKLIST) and while Spader was gathering intel on him and saw his daughter and recognized her immediately and then started devising his plan to put himself deadsmack into her life.
     
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    Dom predicts Spader is her father.
     
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    The music is pretty good. The premise is corny.
     
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    anybody watch all of season one?
     
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    WTF? Booger searching through old threads and bumping them.:facepalm:
     
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    no Schmoop - I am adding on to a thread already created. I just finished watching the season finale and have questions
     
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    Fucking weirdo. Never heard of the show. Fuck off, Booger!
     
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    I haven't watched the final episode yet but I've followed it all season and really enjoyed it.

    I do feel sorry for the other white agent. He got the shit beat out of him on the reg all season.
     
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    Ru bin brackristed!


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    1. So Spader is in a brawl with this guy Berlin?
    2. The guy he shot in the last episode was not Berlin?
    3. Berlin was the guard that was in the hospital?
    4. The chicks wife was always on the bad side - working with Berlin?
    5. Spader is her real father, as seen in the last scene, with the fucked up back skin?
    6. Was Spader the one that was sending chopped up body parts to Berlin?
    7. Spader turned himself in for protection against Berlin? Or to get close to his daughter?
    8. Alan Alda looking dude - is he the head of the FBI?