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The Blacklist: Season 1 (2013-2014)

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Critic Consensus: James Spader is riveting as a criminal-turned-informant, and his presence goes a long way toward making this twisty but occasionally implausible crime procedural compelling.

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Series 1 sees our introduction to former government agent turned criminal Raymond Reddington who, after turning himself into the FBI, says that he will help them capture some of the world's most dangerous criminals. However, he will only talk to one agent, Elizabeth Keen and as the series progresses we slowly get hints of why this might be while simultaneously following the FBI's progress in catching the criminals Reddington is pointing his finger at.

Cast

James Spader
as Raymond "Red" Reddington
Megan Boone
as Elizabeth Keen
Ryan Eggold
as Tom Keen
Diego Klattenhoff
as Donald Ressler
Harry Lennix
as Harold Cooper
Ilfenesh Hadera
as Jennifer Palmer
Rachel Brosnahan
as Jolene Parker
Ritchie Coster
as Anslo Garrick
Alan Alda
as Mr. Fitch
Clifton Collins Jr.
as Hector Lorca
Robert Sean Leonard
as Frederick Barnes
Linus Roache
as The Kingmaker
Chin Han
as Wujing
Isabella Rossellini
as Floriana Campo
Ryan O'Nan
as The Alchemist
Jennifer Ehle
as Madeline Pratt
Robert Knepper
as The Courier
Margarita Levieva
as Gina Zanetakos
Frank Whaley
as Karl Hoffman
Damian Young
as The Undertaker
Hoon Lee
as Mako Tanida
Justin Kirk
as Nathaniel Wolff
Campbell Scott
as Owen Mallory
Dianne Wiest
as Ruth Kipling
Graeme Malcolm
as Man with the Apple
Aja Naomi King
as Elisa Rubin
Pat Squire
as Louise Hoffman
Will Denton
as Harrison Lee
Jennifer Kim
as Analyst
Jason Butler Harner
as Walter Gary Martin
Susan Blommaert
as Mr. Kaplan
Lance Reddick
as The Cowboy
William Sadler
as Sam Milhoan
Emily Tremaine
as Audrey Bidwell
Mariann Aalda
as Risa Peña
Annet Mahendru
as Agent Rosen
Jeremiah Zinger
as FBI Agent #2
John Mondin
as Trooper
Moti Margolin
as Co-Pilot
Dion Sapp
as Symir
Patti Goettlicher
as Ballerina 1
Raushanah Simmons
as Wealthy Woman
Stivi Paskoski
as Fingers Pavlovich
Joseph Siravo
as Niko Demakis
Maryann Plunkett
as Ellenore Kornish
Barbara Schulz
as Laurence Dechambou
John Glover
as Dr. Bruce Sanders
Jack Dimich
as Emil Dusek
Rene Gjoni
as Clock Petrovich
Chance Kelly
as Daniel Ryker
Brennan Brown
as Dr. Nikolaus Vogel
Rob Yang
as Jin Sun
Tom Noonan
as The Stewmaker
Elisabeth Waterston
as Molly Trettel
James Murtaugh
as Charles Lassiter
Anastasia Barzee
as Staff Lawyer
Peter Scanavino
as Christopher Maly/Craig Keen
Andrew Pang
as Henry Cho
Louis Arcella
as Luis Peña
James Biberi
as Pavlovich Brother #3
Jamie Jackson
as Ranko Zamani
Michaela Waters
as Mrs. Chandler
Richard Bekins
as Gold Club Member
David Andrew MacDonald
as Wujing's Associate
Casey Siemaszko
as Sam Raimo
Quinn Shephard
as Abby Fisher
Brian Tarantina
as The Courier's Brother
David Vadim
as Pytor Madrczyk
Natalie Kim
as Xiaoping Li
Alok Tewari
as Alliance Member #3
Amy Hargreaves
as Anne Forrester
David Carranza
as Wild Bunch Merc
Ezra Knight
as Dr. Gideon Hadley
Matthew Rauch
as Ted Caldwell
Trevor Long
as Alan Ray Rifkin
Amr El-Bayoumi
as Alliance Member #2
Kaija Matiss
as Anya Kedrov
Jay Devore
as Seth Nelson
Osh Ghanimah
as Dirar Marwan
Andrew Dice Clay
as Abraham Maltz
James Colby
as Bobby Johnson
Frank Deal
as David Fisher
Marc Damon Johnson
as Jeffery P. Seivers
Donnetta Lavinia Grays
as FBI Lobby Guard
Derek Peith
as Nadeem Idris
Jonathan Wilde
as Radio Merc
Shirley Roeca
as Melissa Wilkinson
Lee Wong
as Alliance Member #1
David Zayas
as Manny Soto
Jonathan Raviv
as Rasil Kalif
Alfredo Narciso
as Agent Galarza
Roy Jackson
as Bouncer
Christine Lin
as Nurse #1
John Sharian
as Dimitri
Omar Koury
as Hamid Soroush
Beth Dixon
as Jill Lassiter
Gibson Frazier
as Nathan Platt
Clark Jackson
as Mitchell Travers
James Rutledge
as Heart Attack Juror
Thomas Kopache
as Frank Gordon
Misha Kuznetsov
as Russian Ambassador
Doug Barron
as Polygrapher
Jamil Mena
as FBI Agent #1
Colby Minifie
as Girl on Train
Royce Johnson
as Agent Heller
Victor Slezak
as Henry Krueger
Aimee Laurence
as Annie Trettel
Hassan Johnson
as Pete Maguire
Ylfa Edelstein
as Alliance Member #4
Marc Webster
as Squad Captain
Daoud Heidami
as Desk Clerk
Tony Carlin
as Dr. Richard Pike
Stacey Yen
as Sarah Raimo
Dominic Colón
as Arturo Ruiz
Robert C. Kirk
as Port Security Head
Kate Nowlin
as Karen Brodine
Ruza Madarevic
as Catherine Madrczyk
Obaid Kadwani
as Embassy Guard #3
Thaddeus Daniels
as Detective Barrows
Angela Reed
as Anna Mitchell
Yinka Adeboyeku
as Outpost Guard
Reza Salazar
as Young Man
Robert Clohessy
as William Munson
Trish McCall
as Amanda Blankenship
Matt Lauer
as Anchor
Brit Whittle
as Eric Forrester
Joseph Adams
as Medical Examiner
Yung-I Chang
as Shun Lee
Fenton Lawless
as David Klein
Kati Rediger
as Kate Ellison
Kiran Merchant
as Wahid Davi
Dan Ziskie
as Senator Albert R. Mitchell
Trevor Zhou
as FBI Clerk
Erica Sweany
as Elise Paschen
Christine Walker
as Cooper's Aide
Danny Boushebel
as Bank Manager
Airon Armstrong
as Outpost Lead Guard
Shawn T. Andrew
as SWAT Captain
Ruy Iskandar
as Prison Guard
John Leonard Thompson
as Mark Hastings
Melle Powers
as Customs Agent
Erik Martin
as US Marshal #1
Kendra Mylnechuk
as Oncologist
Alexandra Neil
as Giny Mitchell
Maduka Steady
as The Academic
Chris Santangelo
as Male Passenger
Mary B. Ward
as Donna Hastings
Ed Moran
as SWAT Team Commander
Troy Caylak
as 'Not' Pytor
Jeff LaMarre
as Sen. Bennett Cochran
Roman Blat
as Serbian
Nick Blaemire
as Analyst #2
Kyle Anderson
as Young Guy
Dana Shiraki
as Acolyte
Samuel Ray Gates
as Mike Hobbs
Eisa Davis
as ND Agent
William Popp
as Garrote Man
Doreen Gentzler
as Newscaster
Jeremy Burnett
as Strip Club Worker
Don Castro
as Bomb Tech
Jacqueline Knapp
as Anne Lance
Booch O'Connell
as Murdered Girl
R. Marcos Taylor
as US Marshall
James Riordan
as Ian Wright
Jon Kit Lee
as Ambulance Driver
Roman Roytberg
as Ukrainian Man
Heidi Armbruster
as Wendy Roland
Gerard Ender
as Electrician
Morgan Priester
as Bobby Hobbs
Graham Winton
as Support Group Leader
Mark Tallman
as E.R.T. Agent
Elizabeth Loyacano
as Caldwell's Assistant
Nat DeWolf
as Man #1
Yaegel T. Welch
as Lead Agent
Phil Nee
as Front Gate Guard
Crawford Logan
as Newscaster #1
Stacey Sargeant
as Female EMT
Tyler Elliot Burke
as Preston/Skater Boi
Paul A Nielsen
as State Trooper
Robbin Banx
as Farmer's Market Shopper
Gregory Porter Miller
as Federal Warden
Matt Golden
as Dog Owner
Kristina Reyes
as Volleyball Player #1
Yasu Suzuki
as Tanida Goon
Sam Freed
as Dr. Fredrick Osborn
Wayne Maugans
as Man in the Ballcap
Chris J. Cullen
as State Trooper
Rey Lucas
as Security Guard
Samantha Posey
as Assistant
Joseph Melendez
as SWAT Nick Reyes
Tara Gadomski
as BBC Reporter
Brett G. Smith
as Security Guard
Hélène Cardona
as Interpol Agent
Teena Byrd
as Protestor
Nolan Lyons
as Michael Brodine
Ron Domingo
as Agent Morimoto
Wolfgang Scheitinger
as Boy on Subway
Chetna Goel
as Gold Club Member
Patricia Squire
as Louise Hoffman
Elizabeth Inghram
as Nicole Baldwin
Gina Artese
as Ballerina
Jonathan Tindle
as The Technician
Kathie Kneese
as Ex-Stripper/Nurse
Cullen Wheeler
as Unknown Man
Marmee Regine Cosico
as Female Prisoner
Stefano Villabona
as Jazz Club Goer
Erica Newhouse
as Female Banker
David Gelles
as Russell Quinn
Toni D'Antonio
as Female EMT
Katie Kocik
as Park Goer/Mom with stroller
Miki Hanta
as Human Trafficking Victim
Inna Muratova
as Political Rally Goer
Danae Nason
as Mother at Bank
Joe Loffreno
as Business Man in restaurant
Eric Buarque
as Other Crew
Rosemary Howard
as Teacher at Baby Shower
Alexis Suarez
as Armed Guard
Tom Titone
as Interrogator #1
Oksana Lada
as Female Russian
Karen Pittman
as Interrogator #2
Alan Davis
as Tourist
Shawn Andrews
as ND SWAT Agent
Nancy Ellen Shore
as Teacher at Conference
Sonia Debreczeni
as Pedestrian
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News & Interviews for The Blacklist: Season 1

Critic Reviews for The Blacklist: Season 1

All Critics (57) | Top Critics (29)

Yes, it's a preposterous premise, and Boone as well as the character she plays are in over their heads, but if NBC is willing to spend money to make this formula work, it could have a hit on its hands.

September 23, 2013 | Full Review…

It's a fast-paced mystery that's just plain entertaining.

September 23, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Spader is amusingly smug and hammy, as he manipulates the FBI honchos, Keen, and the criminals who think he's on their team. Even so, there is nothing in the pilot that makes me eager to return.

September 23, 2013 | Full Review…

C'mon, producers. Upend the procedural. Let Spader run loose.

September 23, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Blacklist is watchable but patently unbelievable and increasingly unpalatable.

September 19, 2013 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Portraying a brilliant criminal mastermind who opens the drama by turning himself in to the FBI, demanding the presence of a specific rookie agent, he (Spader) is effortlessly captivating.

September 6, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Blacklist: Season 1

JoshG.

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Marc-AndréB.

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The only reason to watch this is to see James Spader act circles around the weird wig girl.

JulieB.

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