One of the most anticipated new series last season was NBC’s The Blacklist starring James Spader, Megan Boone, Harry Lennix, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold, Parminder Nagra, and Ilfenesh Hadera. The series was an instant hit across the board and now those that may have missed it and the fans that just want to relive the intrigue will have the chance with The Blacklist: The Complete First Season.
The series follows the FBI’s most wanted fugitive who suddenly surrenders himself at the FBI headquarters claiming to have a list of criminals and terrorists he believes the FBI cannot find because they did not know of their existence. The one catch is that he will only speak with a rookie FBI profiler whom he claims is very special and clearly has a sudden special interest in her. From the first moment in the series it kicks into high gear and you know you are in for a hell of a ride. This is a role that Spader was born to play. He brings a very subdued brilliantly devilish performance to the role making him one of the more memorable TV characters in some time. The rest of the cast do a great job, but no matter how the show is laid out this is Spader’s show and would not work without him. The structure of the show is perfect with each episode focusing on a specific member of the infamous blacklist, while keeping an ongoing mystery to their partnership building throughout. They keep the twist and turns coming with every episode but never clutter it up with too much nonsense to become annoying like a lot of these shows. There is a ton of action throughout, that are equal to a lot of the big budget movies out there taking this series to the next level. In addition there is a pull no punches attitude here that keeps you wondering how long some characters will make it through the show and in reality who is good and who isn’t. There are so many relationships that take a turn for the worst in this show that it will keep you on the edge of your and frustrated to no end, but in a great way.
This is one of those shows that is almost instantly addictive making those watching it from week to week eagerly awaiting the next episode, but here will have you not being able to turn it off with the exception to quickly change the disc. This collection not only features all 22 episodes of the season, but also commentary on some episodes and featurettes that are sure to add to the overall experience of the series. While you will have to wait until September 22nd for the new season you can relive the action and intrigue of it all when The Blacklist: The Complete First Season hits stores on August 12th.