LoveThatMoney LSU Fan Who knows where? Member since Jan 2008 9685 posts
re: The BlackList on NBC... looks pretty interestingPosted by LoveThatMoney on 5/13/13 at 11:03 am to Wooly
YuuuuuuUUUP. Looks great. I like James Spader.
I don't know, man. I wonder if NBC is starting to see the trend in TV finally. Hannibal has been spectacular so far. High production value, great acting, great story that is dark and demented. It is based off a formula that works historically, but it is given a fresh coat of paint.
Blacklist looks similar in that you have a guy who is outside the law helping those who are inside the law. I wonder if the success of White Collar helped to spur NBC in this direction, though, obviously, White Collar is far more campy and fun than twisted.
Hopefully NBC sees some returns on these shows because I like having all this great television to choose from, and I don't even need HBO to get it anymore. AMC, FX, even to an extent USA, are all leading the charge for quality original programming and I'm sure NBC has felt the effects somewhat and now has to step up to the plate and play ball; take some risks, try something other than Fat People Losing Weight.
ILikeLSUToo LSU Fan Central, LA Member since Jan 2008 17528 posts
re: The BlackList on NBC... looks pretty interestingPosted by ILikeLSUToo on 5/13/13 at 6:43 pm to Wooly
It looks like the kind of show that would thrive and reach more of its potential on premium cable (HBO, Showtime).
Looks interesting. The challenge and probably the show's ultimate downfall will be keep the right balance of likeability/evilness in the bad-but-likeable protagonist. Drag it on too long, and you get something like the last few seasons of Dexter.