Rent The Blacklist: Series 1 (2013)

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15h 1min
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Synopsis:
For decades, ex-government agent Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader) has been one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives. Brokering shadowy deals for criminals across the globe, Red was known by many as "The Concierge of Crime". Now, he's mysteriously surrendered to the FBI with an explosive offer: he will help catch the world's most elusive criminals, under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth "Liz" Keen (Megan Boone), an FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico. For Liz, it's going to be one hell of a first day on the job.
Actors:
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Directors:
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Producers:
Anthony Sparks
Voiced By:
Michael Klesic, Hélène Cardona
Creators:
Jon Bokenkamp
Writers:
Jon Bokenkamp, Brandon Sonnier, Brandon Margolis, Lukas Reiter, Patrick Massett, John Zinman, John C. Kelley, Wendy West, J.R. Orci, Amanda Kate Shuman, Joe Carnahan, Jason George, Anthony Sparks, Jim Campolongo, John Eisendrath, Richard D'Ovidio
Studio:
Sony
Genres:
Top 100 TV Series, TV Crimes, TV Dramas, TV Mysteries
BBFC:
Release Date:
22/09/2014
Run Time:
901 minutes
Languages:
English, German
Subtitles:
Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, German, Hindi, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Executive Producers' Commentary on the Pilot episode, Anslo Garrick Part 1 and Berlin: Conclusion
  • The Insider: Behind the Scenes of Series 1
  • 22 Episodes of Beyond the Blacklist
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. Pilot
2. The Freelancer
3. Wujing
4. The Stewmaker
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
5. The Courier
6. Gina Zanetakos
7. Frederick Barnes
8. General Ludd
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes:
9. Anslo Garrick (Part 1)
10. Anslo Garrick (Part 2)
11. The Good Samaritan
12. The Alchemist
Disc 4:
This disc includes the following episodes:
13. The Cyprus Agency
14. Madeline Pratt
15. The Judge
16. Mako Tanida
Disc 5:
This disc includes the following episodes:
17. Ivan
18. Milton Bobbit
19. The Pavlovich Brothers
Disc 6:
This disc includes the following episodes:
20. The Kingmaker
21. Berlin
22. Berlin: Conclusion
BBFC:
Release Date:
22/09/2014
Run Time:
939 minutes
Languages:
English, German, Portuguese
Subtitles:
Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, German, Hindi, Portuguese, Turkish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Executive Producers' Commentary on the Pilot episode, Anslo Garrick Part 1 and Berlin: Conclusion
  • The Insider: Behind the Scenes of Series 1
  • 22 Episodes of Beyond the Blacklist
  • Inception: Making the Pilot
  • Rogue's Gallery: The Blacklisters
  • Character Dossiers: Raymond Reddington, Elizabeth Keen, Tom Keen, Tom Keen, Harold Cooper, Meera Malik and Aram Mojtabai
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. Pilot
2. The Freelancer
3. Wujing
4. The Stewmaker
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
5. The Courier
6. Gina Zanetakos
7. Frederick Barnes
8. General Ludd
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes:
9. Anslo Garrick (Part 1)
10. Anslo Garrick (Part 2)
11. The Good Samaritan
12. The Alchemist
Disc 4:
This disc includes the following episodes:
13. The Cyprus Agency
14. Madeline Pratt
15. The Judge
16. Mako Tanida
Disc 5:
This disc includes the following episodes:
17. Ivan
18. Milton Bobbit
19. The Pavlovich Brothers
Disc 6:
This disc includes the following episodes:
20. The Kingmaker
21. Berlin
22. Berlin: Conclusion

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Reviews (3) of The Blacklist: Series 1

Worth watching (doesn't sound effusive but I would give 5 stars to very few things) - The Blacklist: Series 1 review by KDR

Spoiler Alert
17/02/2015

Always worry about Americans series in case they don't carry on for more than the first series.

Tried this because there is a second series on Sky at the moment.

after we suspended a little bit of disbelief we got into this and compared it as a "better" version of Alias

Difficult to Review in case we give spoilers, theres one fairly obvious twist but don't let that get in the way

Aside: I would give 5 stars to Breaking Bad. If you've not started this get on it now

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blacklist ......... brilliant - The Blacklist: Series 1 review by sg

Spoiler Alert
03/05/2015

One of the best tv series I have seen. James Spader is utterly spellbinding. I can't wait for series 2 to come out. Withdrawal symptoms +++++++

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The blacklist - The Blacklist: Series 1 review by CE

Spoiler Alert
29/12/2017

Too much violence and violent torture, not watchable, and spoils the creative ideas dialogue and acting.the blood and gore and pain

Overrode the storylines and the characters,

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Critic review

The Blacklist: Series 1 review by Michelle Sommerville - Cinema Paradiso

There are some shows that start with a bang and peter off in intensity and engagement. The Blacklist is not one of these shows. It is so much better. From the moment James Spader was attached to this show, I was in love. I give it a well-deserved four out of five stars, and would gladly watch it again and again.

The series centres around the turbulent lives of Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington (played brilliantly by James Spader), and Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Keen (Megan Boone). Red has been a fugitive on the FBI’s Most Wanted list for many years, and it is in the pilot episode that he not only surrenders to the authorities, but that his new relationship with Liz begins. No one is sure what connects the two, but it is only by talking with Liz, that Red will divulge information they need to capture horrible criminals that were not even on their radar yet. With each episode bringing answers - but more questions - you will be hooked from the pilot to the season final.

This is the first major creation by Jon Bokenkamp, and it is safe to say that he definitely knows what he is doing. Despite being a newcomer, he has shown he can stand against the big guys.

As an aspiring screenwriter, one of the things that I always look for in a new series is how they set-up for future episodes. While it is important to have an engaging and interesting pilot with over-arching plot, there still needs to be individual stories. The Blacklist does this perfectly.

When you have the legendary James Spader as your leading man, you need little else. I have liked Spader since he was the original Daniel Jackson in the Stargate movie, and have loved him since Boston Legal. His character is both similar and dissimilar from his previous roles, and I just love seeing Spader on my TV again. One thing I would like, however, would be to see his character be as bad as they always say he is; but Spader does well acting with a sense of something darker underneath.

It is also important to note the brilliant acting by Megan Boone. It is great to see a strong - yet vulnerable - female lead, and she more than holds her own amongst the cast with more experience.

There are times when the episodes are clearly following the same formula, but it is not enough to bore you. The characters all have their own backstories and styles, and every one is adequately serviced.

The Blacklist Season 1 has done well with critics and audiences alike. It isn’t especially gory, and the storylines are interconnected but easy to understand, so their demographic is quite large.

The first season has given us as many new questions as answers, and you will not be able to stop yourself from watching one episode after another. I would recommend it - and often have - and hope Season 2 continues on this trend.