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The Blacklist

Watch The Blacklist Online Season 5

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery Country: USA
IMDB Rating: 8.2/10 Released Date: 23 Sep 2013
Runtime: 43 min Language: English
Stars: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix

Summary: A highly articulate, erudite and intelligent businessman and mastermind, "Red" Reddington, has allegedly been on the "10 Most Wanted List" of various U.S. law enforcement agencies for over 20 years. The legend is that Red is as elusive as he is clever, controlling a labyrinth of creative enterprises, coupled with uncanny ability to gather and finesse information at the drop of a hat. On the first day at FBI for a new female profiler fresh out of Quantico, Red offers to bandy wits with the FBI. Red promises to deliver various criminals and plots previously unknown to any branch of law enforcement... and all Red requests in return is to choose his muse.


The Blacklist is an exciting, deeply silly show. It plays a bit like Homeland with all the psychosexual kinkiness ironed out, leaving nothing but 24-style shadowy plotting, ticking-time-bomb scenarios, and nail-biting (if patently ludicrous) action. It's the sort of show where you're supposed to buy that Red could ask for and receive pampering in a five-star hotel (where, judging from the staff's familiarity with his tastes, he's already a regular) and then just slip out whenever he feels like it past the presumed legions of law enforcement types who surely must be guarding this James Bond–villain-level brainiac-troublemaker. It's the sort of show where bin Laden–level terrorist masterminds and their henchmen can wander around Washington, D.C., before, during, and after exceptionally violent, exceptionally public incidents, without disguising their appearance, and not worry about getting flagged by cops or the NSA, or by anyone who watches cable news.