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The Blacklist "Pilot" 9/23/2013

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

  1. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Oh, I'd say at least 2%. Maybe even 3%.
  2. dswallow

    dswallow Save the Moderatоr TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    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. Idearat

    Idearat New Member

    Nov 26, 2000
    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. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Active Member

    Sep 13, 2005
    Ratings were quite good.

    We'll see what happens next week. I'll give it another chance.
  5. Azlen

    Azlen Active Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Peoria, AZ
    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. Beryl

    Beryl Active Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    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. dwit

    dwit Active Member

    May 4, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    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. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    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. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Active Member TCF Club

    Mar 24, 2001
    Ft. Lauderdale
    The real question is do they know, or are they making it up as they go along?
  10. Gerryex

    Gerryex Member

    Apr 24, 2004
    Land O...
    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!!

  11. Bettamojo5

    Bettamojo5 Rolling Along

    Apr 12, 2004
    Watched it, liked it, season pass set.
  12. ElJay

    ElJay Active Member

    Apr 6, 2005
    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. BradJW

    BradJW Active Member

    Jun 9, 2008
    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. bsnelson

    bsnelson I'm an Android, baby TCF Club

    Oct 30, 1999
    Allen, TX, USA
    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.

  15. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    Noticing what, exactly?
  16. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    A Galaxy...
    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. sushikitten

    sushikitten 143 down, ??? to go! TCF Club

    Jan 27, 2005
    DC-ish Suburbia
    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. Maui

    Maui Major Lee Oblivious

    Apr 22, 2000
    Decatur, IL
    I enjoyed it more than I wanted to.
  19. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Don'cha hate when that happens?
  20. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

    Oct 20, 2007
    MN, greater...
    Not great, but good enough to keep watching.

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