NBC's "The Blacklist" delivers strong overnight ratings Monday.
I always say: There is youth, which is fleeting. And there is excellence, which is enduring.
A hunk-a-hunk-a-burning love. Just look at those smoldering eyes.
James Spader has it all.
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The Monday night (September 22) much-awaited Season 2 premiere of The Blacklist focused on Lord Baltimore. And of course, James Spader as Red Reddington.
There were explosions and witty remarks (James Spader) and everything I would have expected.
We met Reddington's ex-wife, played by the superb but somewhat diluted and profoundly dumbfounded Mary Louise Parker, who may be missing part of a finger.
The villain told Red that he would get her back piece by piece.
Liz seems to be at odds. Isn't Tom dead?
Or is he? She acquired an annulment from the marriage nevertheless.
I keep thinking there may be a little romance brewing between Liz (Megan Boone) and Donald Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff.) What do you think?
Ya think? Just look at those eyes meeting. I think I see a few sparks flying as well.
Here's some photos of Diego Klattenhoff I dug up...
I consider the photo below to be his "Brad Pitt with red hair" look. Isn't he a handsome one?
How old do you think he is? Take a guess. He was born in 1979.
In other show news...
It looks like The Blacklist will be rolling in the dough.
Netflix has acquired the streaming rights to the NBC crime procedural from Sony Pictures Television in a hefty $2 million fee per episode, EW has confirmed. Deadline first reported the news.
The $2 million price tag will be the largest per-episode fee paid by a subscription-based video-on-demand company for a television show. While Netflix gets the first window on the streaming rights to the show, Sony TV will also be selling The Blacklist to broadcast and cable networks for syndication.
The show was a ratings hit for NBC, garnering strong viewership for a freshman drama, and securing a full 22-episode renewal for a second season.
That's a lot of dough, loyal fans.
Did you? I know I did...
You can watch all the episodes here at NBC.
Much Ado About Season Two...
We asked, and James Spader and the cast of The Blacklist, last season's NBC hit show, delivered. I have finally found a TV show that absolutely mesmerizes me from beginning to end.
This show is unbeatable. Memorable. A nail biter. James Spader is pure gold.
Memorable Moments From The Past...
He is bald and chivalrous. He is witty and intelligent. He is charming and deadly. He has the most unique facial expressions of any actor I've ever seen.
He looks a bit nerdy. He is full of confidence. James Spader has made the roll of Reddington so famous that we watch his scenes over and over again to see if perhaps we missed a quirky look or disparaging tilt of his chin.
I can't think of one male actor that could have brought to this show what James Spader quintessentially has. And I wasn't particularly a big fan of his to start with.
Oh, but that has changed.
He is his own legend. An aging man who wears hats and smiles when he's about to deal a deathly blow to an unsuspecting foe.
He is fickle and he is loyal. There are Pinterest boards aplenty for this perhaps "about to become a cult figure" who seemingly came out of nowhere (in other words he played many memorable roles, but had somewhat receded into the past), and sealed this show with such promise NBC is making the big bucks off his acerbic wit.
We can't get enough of him or The Blacklist. NBC hit a home run with this one.