Nice effects though.
Good films always raise compelling questions, whether the format is fiction or documentary fact.
There are moments in this movie where the great movie it could've been peek out... They're fleeting, here, but they're worth savoring, and they happen often enough to make it worth your while.
This is a dark and sometimes deeply uncomfortable drama
I really love James Spader, really REALLY. If I didn't, I wouldn't be able to endure the torture that is this show. I'm aware that he does things for money primarily, he said it himself. I'm not bothered by that, at all. He's absolutely magnificent in the role and up until the second half of the third season, he was so much fun to watch. Then he probably got bored and just kept repeating the shtick which does diminish the enjoyment when he's the primary reason for watching. Almost everything else in this show is pure garbage. The plots are full of holes, Megan Boone can't act her way out of a pancake pan, characters have no arch or even clear motives...it's a goddamn mess, all of it. I don't know how Spader endures it, it must be a lot of money in question and he seems like a guy that knows how to have fun on set. So there's that.The main character, Lizzie is written in a way where she rarely makes any decisions of her own and when she does, they're utterly moronic and have catastrophic consequences for everyone around her. Then Reddington can come and save the day (as usual) and be all protective and caring albeit overbearing. I'm at S04E3 now and almost NOTHING has been resolved. We still have no idea why Reddington is so obsessed with her and now suddenly, her biological father is in the picture? The mother plot was just cast aside like it never happened. Lizzie couldn't stop asking about her mother ALL THE TIME, sometimes in the middle of the conversation - to prove her rebellion to Red and now she meets her 'real' father and what does she ask? NOTHING. Not one word about her to the man who just showed up and said 'I'm your father'. Ridiculous. There were also two dogs in the show. Not one, two! One was in the first season and then it magically disappeared. Then when Lizzie decided to play house with Tom there was suddenly another dog which she completely ignored and that dog also just disappeared. Also, Agnes is a godawful name for a child. What were the writers thinking?!This is just glossing over, the show has so many inconsistencies and straight up idiocies that I would not recommend it to anyone who doesn't like Spader a lot. And I really mean A LOT. Watch Person of Interest instead. I'm giving it 5 of 10 on his account.
What an interesting show!!!! .The show is about a most wanted criminal Raymond Raddington who surrenders to FBI and comes to terms to help them catch the most notorious criminals of the world for immunity. He also only wants to work with Elizabeth Keen with her he thinks that both would make a 'great team'.
James Spader nails the character of Raymond Raddington. Megan Boon also justifies her role as Elizabeth. Kiefer Sutherland was offered the role of Raddington but Spader took over the role just three days before the shooting of show and I am very glad that he accepted the role. After watching the pilot his portrayal of Raddington's character reminded me of Dr. Hannibal lactor's character from silence of the lambs.
If the goal was to create an absolutely disgusting character - self-centered, self-righteous, self-absorbed, brainless, insincere, hypocritical, deceptive, and robot-like, I have to applaud the effort. Because it's my first review ever, which I just couldn't not write because of "Lizzie". Can somebody tell the "actress", that there are more than two emotions? That crying and indignation do not even come close to covering everything a person, who is at least alive, and not necessarily and actor, is capable of feeling?
It is almost painful to see how she runs around blaming others for "bad" things, while she doesn't even feel guilty when an innocent person dies because of her plot. No remorse, no sadness, no regret, no nothing! Really? Only after everyone around tells her it's not something to be proud of, she makes an attempt to "make amends", at somebody else's expense of course. In fact, existing at someone else's expense without a hint of gratitude seems to be her natural state. One minute, full of indignation she tells Red "I will handle it myself" and next minute she is talking to her fake husband, whom she abhors, asking for help. Really?! Myself? The word is getting a totally new meaning now. Oh, and every time she does it, she finds a way to tell people how bad they really are, and how totally wonderful she is.
I could go on for a long time, because it hurts to even see how mature judges, KGB agents, and other men of power shrink in front of this inexperienced, unintelligent, immature, incompetent, needy, and shameless manipulator. If you can ignore this, as well as an inexplicable need of others to "protect" her, while getting nothing in return, not even warmth and gratitude, you can watch this series. Red is really the only person, who knows what acting is, and has some human qualities.
Really nice show, with a lot of interesting characters and stories. I also love the humor that pops up sometimes. The only negative part of the series is "Elizabeth"... so annoying.. a lot of good actors and actresses, and there is this woman who clearly can't handle the role. But altogether its a nice series.