The Blacklist a TV show that last week say 11 million views on NBC watched after the Voice. I love James Spader her is a great actor so I wonder why he signed up for this TV Show. The plot if there is one is no more then a series of segments taken from Television and Movies of the Past. Nothing interesting in this show at all.
Take for example the them of this TV copy cat is that Spader is similar to The 1991 thriller-suspense film stars Jodie Foster who plays young F.B.I cadet Clarice Starling who must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, played by Anthony Hopkins, to receive his help with catching another serial killer, Buffalo Bill, who skins his victims.
The Blacklist uses the same concept of a Young FBI cadet first day on the job is requested by James Spader to be his one and only he will talk with. The plot then turns to a kidnapping of an important Military type. Same old story line, child kidnapped in a blaze of gun fire.
This is how the show started last week.
Raymond “Red” Reddington, one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. Reddington will co-operate, but insists that he will speak only to Elizabeth Keen, a rookie FBI profiler.
Keen questions Reddington’s sudden interest in her, though he claims that Keen is very special. After the FBI brings down a terrorist he provided information on, Reddington reveals that the terrorist is only just the first of many. In the last two decades, he’s made a list of criminals and terrorists he believes the FBI cannot find because they did not know they exist and that they matter the most. Reddington calls it “The Blacklist”.
The show had many twists and turns with the child that was kidnapped saved by Keen the young FBI agent in a park with a bomb attached to the child’s back. Some person unknown to the audience appears and saves the girl by disarming the bomb. All with a happy ending.
So man plots taken from past TV and Movies is there no great writers left to offer us programming of some form of interest?