By: Dez Wortham
In the show the Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone have many ups and downs, loops, and circles that it is very similar to the game of life. In this show Megan Boone plays an FBI agent that has just joined a special task force. James Spader plays “Red” a convict that has been on the FBI’s watch list for years. Red helps Megan Boone connect and solve cases while at the same time she is trying to figure out why he handpicked her to be the agent of his choice. This is similar to life in the sense that they are many uncertainties that occur in life and they are always certain people there to help you through them, and at times you don’t always know their motive to help. I think this show, well at least the first season, has many underlying truths and motives behind them that you have to really focus to find. The show is a constant puzzle and mystery, the clues lead the viewers mind to a different place, that’s the beauty of perception it’s all different but yet all great.
Still from The Blacklist, “Gina Zanetakos” (Season 1, Episode 6)
When you read about the show online there a lot of mixed reviews. It mainly gets backlash for the acting, many of the actors aren’t very talented but the show gets attention because it is well written and well directed. These reviews can be found on imdb.com I came across a user review that talked about how surprised they were at how good the show really was (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2741602/). From the first few moments of the opening scene you want to know what’s going to happen next or why a certain point is emphasized.