Ever heard of the name, Raymond Reddington?

Or just Reddington?

When you see his face, do you recall it from Boston Legal?

THE BLACKLIST — “Lady Luck (#69)” Episode 616 — Pictured: James Spader as Raymond “Red” Reddington — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

He’s the one kind of guy you never want to cross or steal from

Carrying 2 sides to the story

Just like an incident or a coin…mercy on one side and ruthlessness on the other

He always has an agenda of his own and 5 steps ahead of everyone

He is a master-mind of crime and a lord of crime himself

THE BLACKLIST — “Pilot” — Pictured: James Spader as “Red” Raymond Reddington — (Photo by: David Giesbrecht/NBC)

For 6 years now, the NBC has blessed with anywhere between 18 to 22 running episodes of a list compiled by the FBI‘s most wanted fugitive

I know….if you haven’t watched this show yet, you are wondering what the FBI is doing running after a guy that presumably has a list with him

Heck, you are wondering what’s on that list that has gotten tongues and tails wagging at the FBI

Because we are used to hearing that the FBI goes after the real bad guys….not just some people that carry lists with them!

I must tell you….this show has broken records, written new ones and set trends as far as television entertainment is concerned

I mean, at one point in time, it outcompeted the Super Bowl in terms of viewership that evening of it’s airing

That must be one hell of a show, if you ask me!

THE BLACKLIST — “Anna McMahon (#60)” Episode 622 — Pictured: (l-r) — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

Like I said, there’s a list of criminals known to only the best and deepest of criminals but not the authorities like the Bureau

So, in exchange for his freedom and that of those he loves Reddington offers his services of providing information to the feds and in return, they get to put them away and win themselves some friends at the Hill.

THE BLACKLIST — “Olivia Olson (#115)” Episode 615 — Pictured: (l-r) Hisham Tawfiq as Dembe Zuma, Jennifer Ferrin as Anna McMahon — (Photo by: Zach Dilgard/NBC)

I’ll save you a piece of the action where Red surrenders himself to the feds and requests for one person and only one…. Elizabeth Keane.

I will wait to see the question marks on your face when you get to that point

Now, you might be rolling your eyes….like, what the hell is this?

All that is jargon you will find in the show….more like what we globally call, Blacklisters’ jargon.

You will surely make some friends on the show like Dembe who happens to be the one person in charge of protecting Red

As well, you will come across Aram the computer wizard for this “Reddington task-force”. I hope you get to love how he does what he does.

Cooper is the head of this task-force and I love his style….compassionate and tough as nails

Navabi ….aaahhhh, she is simply the best…. She knows when to be what and for what. It’s a shame she left us in the worst of ways, you know.

Ressler is more like Keane’s direct partner in tracking down all these “blacklisters”.

THE BLACKLIST — “Eli Matchett” Episode 303 — Pictured: (l-r) Mozhan Marno as Samar Navabi, Diego Klattenhoff as Donald Ressler — (Photo by: Christopher Saunders/NBC)

I must warn you….there will a lot of runners and walkers, plans and moments where flexibility is required, suspense and clues on who is the next blacklister, shooters and shots, crimes and criminals, love and ruthlessness, conspiracies and conspirators, secrets from wwaaayyyyy back and their keepers and of course, a lot of Reddington…..like a lloottttt!


~ Enjoy ~