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The Blacklist "Pilot" 9/23/2013

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by astrohip, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. Sep 24, 2013 #21 of 112
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Oh, I'd say at least 2%. Maybe even 3%.
     
  2. Sep 24, 2013 #22 of 112
    dswallow

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    I thought it was completely stupid. I'll just let it sort itself out based on whatever accumulates for me to watch as the season gets underway. I can't see this one lasting, though. It was pretty much a goner for all the advance hype they were giving it because they had cast James Spader in the role. Maybe they can turn stupid into entertaining. You never can quite tell up front.
     
  3. Sep 24, 2013 #23 of 112
    Idearat

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    I tuned in because of James Spader. That's the same reason I'll stick around some.

    Lots of clichés. The car broadside didn't bug me because I was still complaining to the TV set that a convoy of security vehicles stops in the confined space of the bridge, gets bunched up and makes a U-turn. If you have that many people there to protect the little girl you don't do something stupid like that.

    It was a little freaky that on two different shows I watched yesterday I saw an official stab a prisoner in custody in the right side of the neck with a pen.
     
  4. Sep 24, 2013 #24 of 112
    cherry ghost

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    Ratings were quite good.

    We'll see what happens next week. I'll give it another chance.
     
  5. Sep 24, 2013 #25 of 112
    Azlen

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    Having The Voice as a lead in definitely helped it in the ratings. I'm sure it will drop next week but even a full ratings point drop would be really good for NBC. Hostages on the other hand looks like it could be in trouble. A 1.8 on CBS is not good.
     
  6. Sep 24, 2013 #26 of 112
    Beryl

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    Yes. I thought this immediately and started to switch channels since I loathe those movies. However, the intel is about terroristic psychos which is more interesting to me.
     
  7. Sep 24, 2013 #27 of 112
    dwit

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    Actually wasn't so bad. Pleasantly surprised.

    Don't really pay much attention to new shows, etc., unless a Tivo ad catches my attention.

    Thanks for the heads up.
     
  8. Sep 24, 2013 #28 of 112
    JYoung

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    I pretty much agree with this.

    This show was on my radar because I like the idea of Spader portraying a sociopath.

    The chemical spill trap was the one thing that nearly pulled me out of the show as it was so stupid but Spader and Boone are making this work for me for now.

    I'm in for a few more episodes.
     
  9. Sep 24, 2013 #29 of 112
    Turtleboy

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    The real question is do they know, or are they making it up as they go along?
     
  10. Sep 24, 2013 #30 of 112
    Gerryex

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    Yeah, I also gave up on The Dome a while ago, but I thought The Blacklist was pretty good and I'll be sticking with it for now.

    Yes, this was VERY DUMB! I'm yelling at the TV, ITS A TRAP!! But of course the good guys say OK, we'll just make a U turn here - no problem!!

    Gerry
     
  11. Sep 24, 2013 #31 of 112
    Bettamojo5

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    Watched it, liked it, season pass set.
     
  12. Sep 24, 2013 #32 of 112
    ElJay

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    I thought it was rather terrible. Spader is the only reason I'll give it another episode in the hope they dial the stupid down a notch.
     
  13. Sep 24, 2013 #33 of 112
    BradJW

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    I watched Hostages last night and saved the Blacklist for tonight. The Blacklist was definitely better. Nice to see Spader back on TV in a decent role.

    I'm gonna keep watching both. I like the fact that Hostages is billed as a 13 episode miniseries, so I don't need to devote a ton of time to it.

    But I pretty much liked everything about The Blacklist.
     
  14. Sep 24, 2013 #34 of 112
    bsnelson

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    A lot of tropes, yes, but some good stuff.

    I can't believe nobody's brought this up yet, but we've already been shown the key to some of Reddington's omniscience: He's behind the operative that was clearly placed to become her husband. That's where he got his info about her (my wife gets credit for noticing this).

    If nothing else, as has oft been said already, we're in for Spader.

    Brad
     
  15. Sep 24, 2013 #35 of 112
    john4200

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    Noticing what, exactly?
     
  16. Sep 24, 2013 #36 of 112
    betts4

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    I liked it. I enjoy Spader and will stay for that. Him getting a pen in the neck was a surprise.

    I thought the attack on the bridge was hinky and I asked why couldn't she take the bomb and throw it back out the window?

    I kept feeling like Silence of the Lambs throughout it. Sitting and facing each other to talk, then later with him making certain requests for food and such.
     
  17. Sep 24, 2013 #37 of 112
    sushikitten

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    Well dang. I came here hoping it would be a landslide one way or the other, but it seems fairly evenly split. Now I guess I'll have to watch and decide on my own. :)
     
  18. Sep 24, 2013 #38 of 112
    Maui

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    I enjoyed it more than I wanted to.
     
  19. Sep 24, 2013 #39 of 112
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Don'cha hate when that happens?
     
  20. Sep 25, 2013 #40 of 112
    scandia101

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    Not great, but good enough to keep watching.
     

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