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The Blacklist Sept 30, 2013

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Idearat, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. ElJay

    ElJay Active Member

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    I enjoy watching Spader but I am having a hard time getting over this show's overall lameness factor. From the "FBI!" nonsense in Montreal to that absolutely silly moving cell set that they're apparently going to show off in every episode, I'm just rolling my eyes way too much.
     
  2. efilippi

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    But that's true of all tv women. They might be made up to be more or less glamorously, but even their sleepiness is affected.
     
  3. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    i'm not so bothered with the "fbi!" nonsense in canada. canadians know who the fbi are, are generally usa friendly, as well as being law-abiding neighbors.

    it's not like it was a kgb agent with a gun demanding a rural pakastani citizen give up their pack mule...
     
  4. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    I thought they were in NYC at that point.

    Isabella Rosselini said something in her speech about them not being at the Met for the fundraiser because of security. Unless there's also a Met in Montreal...
     
  5. mattack

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    I didn't rewind to try to follow it, but how did the guy get down from the 17th floor?!?!?! Did they just jump cut out a bunch of the chase?

    So they chase the waiter out of the party, and he goes UP the stairs to the 17th floor (I'm basically positive of that part).. Then he goes out on a balcony and jumps off -- to an outdoor area a floor below that 'sticks out' more or something like that.. But then pretty soon they're down at street level?!?!
     
  6. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    The Torchwood chick would be pretty hot, if she fixed the gap in her teeth.
     
  7. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

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    Can we please get over the "FBI!" thing? As has been pointed out, they were NOT in Montreal during this scene. They were in New York. The only scenes that were supposed to be in Canada were the ones dealing with the restaurant. Once they found Red in the stakeout van, the scenes after that were in New York.

    There're plenty of things to roll your eyes at in the show, no need to make more up! :)

    It seems that the basic premise of the show will be that Red will help the FBI get very bad people off the street, but at the same time he's always playing a separate game that lets him further his own agenda (whatever that is). So for example Red flushes the Freelancer out for capture but first he gets the Freelancer to do something for him. In the first episode it was the same thing.

    So far I'm still in. Love Spader and he's fun to watch. I wish they had a stronger female lead but she's not that bad; she might grow into it. My wife is convinced she's wearing a wig and is wondering why. SP kept.
     
  8. zordude

    zordude WDW Fan TCF Club

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    My favorite line of the episode was "The FBI work for me now".
     
  9. alyssa

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    re the money tip in Canada,

    i live close to the boarder- let me assure you, everyone knows how to change money into the other currency! I'd go so far as to say most smaller stores will accept the 'wrong' currency if it's close to par
     
  10. philhu

    philhu User Since Day ONE!

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    Also, since the us/can dollars are about even 0.97/1.00 right now, I see them as interchangeable.
     
  11. andyw715

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    Back in the day bars in Niagara Falls NY would take Canadian money at par; even with the exchange rate between 20-30% in US favor. So we'd convert our greenbacks to the funny money and be able to buy more beer.
     
  12. Craigbob

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    I enjoyed this episode more than the pilot. Yes It's implausible, but I loved Spader chewing the scenery. SP survives another week.
     
  13. Azlen

    Azlen Active Member

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  14. alyssa

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    *great* news!
     
  15. Alfer

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  16. deanbrew

    deanbrew New Member

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    Huh? HUH? No way, and no friggin' way.

    Average? You've got to be kidding.

    As for the show, it's unrealistic in the same way that many TV shows are, but Spader is terrific.
     

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