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Blacklist Redemption" review by
Airs Thursdays on NBC
I watched this because I am a fan of "The Blacklist"; I
thought it would be interesting to find out more about the
life of Tom Keene (RyanEgold), Elizabeth Kenne's (Megan
Boone) husband. Plus, you get to see his skills as a
spy. In the show, Tom is contacted by his father, Howard
Hargrave (Terry O'Quinn), who tells him that his mother,
Susan "Scottie" Hargrave (Famke Janssen), hired someone to
crash his plane so that she could keep all his money.
Howard asks Tom to go undercover at the company of
mercenaries that he created to take on secret missons that
the goverment can't handle. Tom's job is to find out if his
mother really tried to kill his father, take all his money
and keep his company. Howard also thinks that Scottie
planned Tom's kidnapping and ordered Tom (otherwise known as
Christopher Hargrave) killed because Howard had left all his
money to Christopher in his will, hoping that someday he
would find his son alive. In true Blacklist
fashion, Scottie may or may not be Tom's mother because she
is a very good liar and you never know if she is telling the
truth. As with "The Blacklist," every week you find out new
pieces of the puzzle of Tom's life.
I have seen a few interviews on TV with the stars of
the show. They say you don't have to watch "The
Blacklist" to watch "The Blacklist Redemption."
However, from watching the first episode, I don't think
that is true because if you don't know Tom's history on
"The Blacklist," you don't understand what's going on in
the first episode. I think that unless the show fixes
this problem, it will have a tough time attracting
viewers that don't watch "The Blacklist".
"Redemption" has a bit slower pace then "The
Blacklist," concentrating more on how they will
acomplish the misson that they have to do each week, as
well as the cool gadgets they use to acomplish their
tasks. If you like spy shows, you will like this one.
Think of it as a mix of "Leverage" with a bit of "The
Blacklist". I think this show has a bit of work to do.
it didn't hook me from the first epiosoe like "The
Blacklist" did, but it's still worth watching to see if
it improves. However, I do have to admit that it
is uncomfortable to watch some scenes between Tom Keene
amd Scottie because she keeps flirting with him.
She doesn't know that Tom is her son, and Tom has to
pretend to flirt back, since he is undercover. I give
this show a 4 out of 5 stars because it is still worth
watching despite its many flaws.
In this thrilling new spinoff, the world's most elusive
criminals from Red's infamous list come together to form an
elite mercenary team as they try to regain their self-worth
after a lifetime of inflicting damage on the world. Seeking
redemption for their past transgressions, this new group
solves problems governments don't dare touch. Blacklist
undercover operative Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold) joins the team’s
brilliant and cunning chief, Susan “Scottie” Hargrave (Famke
Janssen), as well as lethal assassin and Tom nemesis Matias
Solomon (Edi Gathegi), as they aim to be a force for good
and right dangerous wrongs. Along with highly skilled
members Nez Rowan (Tawny Cypress) and hacker Dumont (Adrian
Martinez), they will undertake seemingly impossible missions
— all in the hopes of repairing their damaged souls.
Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath and David Amann serve as
writers and executive producers. John Fox and John Davis
also executive produce. Co-executive producer John Terlesky
directs. “The Blacklist: Redemption” was created by
Bokenkamp, Eisendrath, Lukas Reiter and J.R. Orci. The
series is produced by John Eisendrath Productions, Flatwater
Scribe, Davis Entertainment in association with Sony
Pictures Television and Universal Television.
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