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The Blacklist

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8.02014X-Ray15
The world's most-wanted criminal mysteriously turns himself in and offers to give up everyone he has ever worked with. His only condition is he will only work with a newly-minted FBI agent with whom he seemingly has no connection.
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ActionDramaSuspense
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English

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  1. 1. PILOT
    17 May 2014
    45min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    One of the most-wanted fugitives in the country turns himself in - under one condition: He'll only speak with newly minted profiler Elizabeth Keen.
  2. 2. The Freelancer (No. 145)
    30 September 2013
    41min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Red (James Spader) offers to turn over an elusive assassin whose next target is a high-profile anti-human-trafficking activist. Liz (Megan Boone) learns a troubling secret about her comatose husband. Guest starring Isabella Rossellini and Jane Alexander.
  3. 3. Wujing (No. 84)
    7 October 2013
    42min
    15
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    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Red (James Spader) takes Liz (Megan Boone) on an undercover assignment to bring down a freelance Chinese spy who's targeting CIA agents.
  4. 4. The Stewmaker
    14 October 2013
    42min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    English
    When a witness in the murder trial of a ruthless cartel boss disappears, Red (James Spader) leads Liz (Megan Boone) and Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) on a search for the Blacklist's No. 161, a gruesome hit man known as the Stewmaker.
  5. 5. The Courier (No. 85)
    21 October 2013
    44min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Red (James Spader) leads Liz (Megan Boone) and Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) in a hunt for a kidnap victim and his abductor – The Blacklist No. 85, a secretive criminal courier whose inability to feel pain makes him impossible to stop. Liz uncovers evidence linking Tom (Ryan Eggold) to a Russian defector's unsolved murder.
  6. 6. Gina Zanetakos (No. 152)
    28 October 2013
    43min
    15
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    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Liz's (Megan Boone) search for corporate terrorist Gina Zanetakos (guest star Margarita Levieva) – Blacklist No. 152 – exposes a plot to detonate a radioactive bomb and uncovers evidence linking Tom (Ryan Eggold) to the murder of a Russian defector.
  7. 7. Frederick Barnes (No. 47)
    4 November 2013
    44min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Red (James Spader) leads Liz (Megan Boone) in the search for a deranged chemical weapons expert who unleashed a rare but fatal disease in the Washington, DC subway.
  8. 8. General Ludd
    11 November 2013
    43min
    15
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    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Red (James Spader) demands a deal from Cooper (Harry Lennix) before he'll agree to stop an anti-capitalist terrorist network's next deadly attack, while her dad's failing health reveals secrets in Liz's (Megan Boone) past.
  9. 9. Anslo Garrick (No. 16), Part 1
    25 November 2013
    43min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    A fearless hit man mounts a brutal assault on the FBI's black site to settle an old score with Red (James Spader).
  10. 10. Anslo Garrick : Conclusion
    2 December 2013
    44min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    After Red (James Spader) is kidnapped, Liz's (Megan Boone) search reveals the existence of a mole whose leaks threaten to bring down the task force. Liz's questions about her past put Tom (Ryan Eggold) back in the spotlight.
  11. 11. The Good Samaritan (No. 106)
    13 January 2014
    43min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    As the hunt for a mole inside the FBI targets the Blacklist team, Liz (Megan Boone) uncovers a surprising connection between a serial killer and his victims. Red (James Spader) methodically tracks down those involved in the attempt on his life.
  12. 12. The Alchemist (No. 101)
    20 January 2014
    43min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    As Red (James Spader) enlists activist whistleblowers in his search for the mole, Liz (Megan Boone) pursues a deranged scientist who's helped dozens of criminals escape by engineering and killing their genetic doubles.
  13. 13. The Cyprus Agency (No. 64)
    27 January 2014
    43min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    As Liz (Megan Boone) heads up an investigation that exposes an adoption agency's shocking secret, Red's (James Spader) pursuit of the FBI mole identifies a surprisingly new suspect.
  14. 14. Madeline Pratt (No. 73)
    24 February 2014
    43min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Plans for Liz (Megan Boone) to steal an ancient statue rumored to contain some valuable espionage data pit Red (James Spader) against a respected businesswoman and former partner in crime (guest star Jennifer Ehle).
  15. 15. The Judge (No. 57)
    3 March 2014
    43min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Liz's (Megan Boone) search for a crusader who exacts justice for wrongful convictions exposes a coerced confession that puts Cooper (Harry Lennix) in her crosshairs. Red (James Spader) closes in on a link between the attack on the unit's black site and Tom (Ryan Eggold). Guest starring Dianne Wiest.
  16. 16. Mako Tanida (No. 83)
    17 March 2014
    43min
    15
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    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    A revenge killing spree targets Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) and exposes an FBI agent's link to a Yakuza gangster's criminal empire. As Red (James Spader) closes in, Jolene (guest star Rachel Brosnahan) presses Tom (Ryan Eggold) for more information about Liz (Megan Boone).
  17. 17. Ivan
    24 March 2014
    44min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    A teenage hacker poses as a Blacklist cyber-terrorist and threatens to bring Washington D.C. to a halt. The investigation into Jolene's disappearance brings Liz (Megan Boone) closer to discovering Tom's (Ryan Eggold) secret.
  18. 18. Milton Bobbit
    31 March 2014
    43min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    Deutsch
    The team targets the Undertaker, a life-insurance figure who steers ordinary people into becoming contract killers. Elsewhere, Liz (Megan Boone) and Red (James Spader) try to unearth Tom's (Ryan Eggold) secrets.
  19. 19. The Pavlovich Brothers (No. 119-122)
    21 April 2014
    43min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    The team targets brothers who specialize in abducting high-profile marks. Meanwhile, Liz (Megan Boone) patiently investigates the truth about Tom (Ryan Eggold).
  20. 20. The Kingmaker (No. 42)
    28 April 2014
    42min
    15
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A politician in Prague is framed for murder, triggering the team's effort to take down the Kingmaker, a shifty strategist who's behind the rise of powerful politicians. Meanwhile, Liz (Megan Boone) unearths a secret that Red (James Spader) has been hiding.
  21. 21. Berlin (No. 8)
    5 May 2014
    43min
    15
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    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Part 1 of 2. Liz (Megan Boone) concludes that she can't trust anyone and refuses to work with Red (James Spader) after the truth about her father's death is revealed. Red seeks to make amends and delivers a case the FBI can't turn down. Elsewhere, Liz divulges information about Tom (Ryan Eggold).
  22. 22. Berlin (No. 8): Conclusion
    12 May 2014
    43min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Conclusion. In the Season 1 finale, authorities pursue prisoners who are on the run after their transport plane crashes. Liz hopes to enlist Red to help track down all the escapees, particularly the mysterious prisoner Berlin.

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Producers
John DavisJohn FoxJon BokenkampJohn Eisendrath
Season year
2014
Network
NBC Network
Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentsmokingsubstance useviolence
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4.6 out of 5 stars

3237 global ratings

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  2. 12% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 6% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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Sou'WesterReviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 May 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
MIND-NUMBING DRIVEL
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I don't mind suspending disbelief but there is a limit! This is arguably one of the daftest TV series ever made, based on a totally ludicrous story idea which is stretched to breaking point in a series which gets worse and worse as it progresses. The lead character is as irritating and smug as he is implausible, and the rest of the cast have to try and breath life into two-dimensional characters who behave like complete idiots to inject badly done action scenes into every episode. Truly dreadful and it's hard to believe such a load of old tosh was actually stretched into further series. One to avoid!
23 people found this helpful
johnavonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 March 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant TV series
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I started watching this, just expecting another standard detective story to fill the time while I was eating supper.

I was amazed. The writing in this series is brilliant. It is quite a complex plot with well-managed and meaningful twists and turns. The acting by the lead actor works amazingly well. I was totally engrossed.

I must warn you, there is some violence in this series. This would normally be a total turnoff for me, but I was prepared to accept it in this case as it was necessary for the plot.

Thoroughly enjoyed the series and I have ordered the 2nd series.
10 people found this helpful
RichReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 July 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Outstanding Crime Thriller
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The Black List The Complete First Season DVD + Digital Ultraviolet version, Certificate 15. English, German languages; SUBTITLES English, German, Dutch, Hindi, Turkish. Aspect ratio 1.78:1. Sold at a great price & delivered by Amazon UK; new, shrink-wrapped, undamaged. Running since 2013, with Season 10 in production - despite a ratings plunge for season 9, due to an ill-judged move from its previous broadcast day. This is a hugely popular, well crafted high quality series; with interesting to intriguing stories and story arcs, fine scripts, including appropriate, and inappropriate, dry humour from super smart and immaculately dressed international criminal turned FBI informant, Raymond Redington (portrayed by James Spader, a pleasure to watch and listen to) - for example: whilst isolated, and tending to a badly wounded FBI agent colleague, Redington starts to remove his tie, and firmly states "I will not have it said about me, that I hold this tie above saving a human life!", then applying it as a turniquete! Good action choreography; violence can be strong, and bloody at times, as Redington is ruthless about protecting himself, his unknowing daughter, business network, his people, settling old scores - using regular, and unusual, means. The series also has a fine selection of songs, which reminded me of the use of quality music in the Miami Vice TV series, and the first season of Hunter, with Fred Dryer, - intact in the Region 2 German & English languages DVD release(See my review) but removed from Region 1 releases. The songs, and singers/groups, the majority of which I have never heard, or heard of, are appropriate and complement the series; but the ones I knew, so far, include "The Man Comes"(Redington), by Johnny Cash; a version of "Jolene"; and "Radar Love", by Golden Earring - which had attracted my attention, during season 5/6, as the Mrs liked the series long before me (watching late night marathons, while I slept) and I became hooked, during season 6, when it was given a successful, 3 episodes, run on weekday mornings, resulting in it going back to episode 1 - with chunky advertising slots, which I am pleased about, as it indicates it's continuing success. Quality guest stars, in this season 1, include Alan Alda, and Tom Noonan - as The Stewmaker! Highly recommended.
dick hardenReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 January 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Won't change your life, but it's fun
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I still remember how much I hated James Spader's smug character in "Pretty in Pink" back in the 80's. I remember that smug, sarcastic tone of voice, that deadpan delivery, that smart a**ey way about him. No actor radiates such bemused contempt for others quite like Spader.

Shoot forward 3 decades, he hasn't changed much at all, just minus most of his hair, and a few wrinkles.

Anyway, I'm nearly through with series one now. I will be buying series two, just not wanting to pay £14 for it... This series is really good. What I like about it is that it's easy to watch. Particularly after I got through series one of The Wire, which requires your full attention, and even then, you feel as though you need to watch each episode a second time. This one, you can watch with one eye shut. It's effortless. Sometimes, its a bit silly. Sometimes, it's far too easy. But what really makes this is James Spader in the lead role.

No, it's not entirely believable that he'd turn himself in, nor is it believable that he'd demand to only work with Liz Keen, a rookie FBI agent out of nowhere. Nor is it believable that the FBI would just let him go round the world freely once he's turned himself in. But who cares. This is light entertainment, and it does the job.

Megan Boone does a decent job in her role as Liz Keen, although again a bit of a stretch that she leads every hunt tipped off by Reddington (Spader), but hey, this is Hollywood. There's also decent chemistry between her and Spader, so this works.
Also good performances by the young blonde agent (what's his name), and of course delightful "cameos" by actors such as the likable monster psycho from Prison Break (Teabag), and a few others, including one episode featuring the head detective from The Wire (as a bad guy in this one). My, they do intermix, don't they.

Reddington is basically going through his blacklist - tipping off the FBI as an informant - we're not sure why yet - with Keen leading the investigations, with his help of course. One killer after another, they go after, catch, then onto the next one. Interwoven with this is Keen's relationship with her husband - Reddington tells her that her husband isn't who she thinks hs is. Initially, she doesn't believe this. But in time she comes to see that Reddington isn't lying to her. The big question is, what is Reddington to her? He's very fatherly, but is he her dad? Remains to be seen.

In many scenes, some of the dialog is highly reminiscent of Silence of the Lambs - almost modelling Spader's "charming" character on Hannibal Lecter. Some of it bordering on light plagiarism (changing "fava beans and chianti" to some other food and drink, for example). But again, who cares. This is a fun ride.

If you want light entertainment, if you want a series where you won't struggle to pay attention, or where you're not drifting off from boredom, then get this. Definitely worth a whirl. There's some bits that are even funny.
12 people found this helpful
Paul ChandlerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 December 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Disappointing
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I was hoping for something more like Homeland but I found the pilot episode noisy and trashy and implausible. Sorry, gave up before the end.
3 people found this helpful
ellesworth99Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 December 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Ludicrous Plot!
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I was warned that the first couple of episode were daft, and you had to get past that, but it has not got any better. It's all good fun, and there are some good plot twists, but the storyline is so ridiculous that I'm giving up on about episode 8. There are better things to watch...
3 people found this helpful
Mark PackReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 November 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good fun as long as you don't expect too much of it
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It'd be easy to itemise a long list of faults with the show, but that would be to miss the point. Rather like mashed potato, it's fun, comfort viewing when you want a bit of enjoyment rather than serious, top end quality. So don't worry too much about the plot holes, annoying character quirks and variable special effects.

Rather just sit back and enjoy the exuberant silliness, from the start where the FBI fill the streets and skies to pick up agent late for work (lucky she hadn't left home a few minutes earlier, hey?) through to the ending which cleverly links back to an earlier episode where a photo suddenly assumes a changed and bigger significance as you see it in two different people's hands.

James Spader's acting is a bit marmite. Many people love it, but it is based on a fairly small number of quizzical facial expressions which get heavily used, and he is required to be annoyingly cryptic, never really giving a straight answer to a question.

Good fun as long as you don't expect too much of it.
2 people found this helpful
Charles PhillipsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 May 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Ok - but a bit 'A' team ish
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This was recommended to me by my brother and it is ok but so far it is all a bit obvious. The main girl is unbelievable as a character and unrelatable. Each episode is the same - baddie tells FBI about a baddie, FBI doesn't believe him, then they do (although he has given himself up and he been right all the time), there is a knife-edge moment that is fixed in a ludicrous way and then they win. Good to have on in the background and wonder if it will pick up a bit of jeopardy later in as the series gains confidence.
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