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Old March 6 2014, 08:01 AM   #136
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Hopefully this means we're building toward an end of Liz and Tom's relationship, or at least taking it somewhere more interesting by introducing his treachery/spying into the mix more often instead of keeping it a background element of his character. It's not that I have problems with relationships being depicted in action/thriller/drama series or anything, but I find theirs particularly obnoxious and insipid for some reason, especially in contrast with the rest of the series which is comparatively well-done, IMO.

Though it's surely a realistic concern for couples in that situation, and it's refreshing that it's the husband being the one doing the complaining this time instead of the wife as is usually depicted, I can only take so much of the repetitive and tedious "You're putting the job before your family" trope from nearly every show and movie that deals with law enforcement.
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Old March 7 2014, 01:33 AM   #137
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I kind of want to see Liz so influenced by Red that she starts operating in a morally gray area too. I doubt they'll go that far since I'm sure they want her to be the counterpoint to Red's morally gray behavior. Liz kind of went their by attempting to steal that object from the Syrian Embassy.
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Old March 7 2014, 04:16 AM   #138
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..., I can only take so much of the repetitive and tedious "You're putting the job before your family" trope from nearly every show and movie that deals with law enforcement.
Especially since it is not true. The father of my best friend was the assistant Chief of Police of a medium sized city. He was home on most nights and weekends and it seemed like a regular 9 to 5 job.
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Old March 7 2014, 05:49 AM   #139
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So much of this show is reduced to sound bites for a scene. Red says Tom isn't who he seems, Liz doesn't believe him, that's the end. Red doesn't explain why, Liz doesn't ask why. It's like Lost where these characters seem to only exist in the moment.
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Old March 8 2014, 01:47 AM   #140
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They've had some classy guest stars with Wiest, Alexander and Rossellini.

Now all we need is Joan Allen and Sigourney at some point and I shall be happy bunny.
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Old March 18 2014, 06:59 AM   #141
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3/17/2014 episode:

Whoa...don't get on "Tom Keen"'s bad side. Dude will fuck you up.
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Old March 18 2014, 09:38 AM   #142
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This episode was slow for me. When Red isn't around very much, it just lags. It feels dull when Spader's not in the scene to spice it up. The agents, on their own, aren't enough to keep my attention, and they all make repeated rookie mistakes. This episode got me to roll my eyes several times, especially the last scene where Liz steps into the shower with Tom, and there's blood going down the drain. What, do school teachers always come home with blood all over them? I mean really?
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Old March 18 2014, 08:09 PM   #143
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This episode was slow for me. When Red isn't around very much, it just lags. It feels dull when Spader's not in the scene to spice it up. The agents, on their own, aren't enough to keep my attention, and they all make repeated rookie mistakes. This episode got me to roll my eyes several times, especially the last scene where Liz steps into the shower with Tom, and there's blood going down the drain. What, do school teachers always come home with blood all over them? I mean really?
He must teach at a really rough school.
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Old March 19 2014, 04:24 AM   #144
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Assuming this show doesn't go down the obvious "Red is Elizabeth's father" route (although considering she's adopted and he asked for her by name, wouldn't a DNA test have been one of the first things they did?), do you think it's possible they'd make Elizabeth's biological father No. 1 on Red's blacklist? Or maybe he's the one who hired Tom. Or hired the people who were watching Tom and Elizabeth.
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Old March 24 2014, 06:39 PM   #145
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So I finally got around to seeing last weeks episode (I missed it first run and it wasn't available till the other day online).

I liked it for the most part. I will agree without James Spader around the show legs, but I'll add one more, without Megan Boone around (much) the show was kind of dull. I've come to enjoy her as the lead and to see her sidelined almost completely was a little disappointing.
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Old March 24 2014, 07:28 PM   #146
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So I finally got around to seeing last weeks episode (I missed it first run and it wasn't available till the other day online).

I liked it for the most part. I will agree without James Spader around the show legs, but I'll add one more, without Megan Boone around (much) the show was kind of dull. I've come to enjoy her as the lead and to see her sidelined almost completely was a little disappointing.
I thought the same thing! Kept thinking, "Wait, Megan Boone is still in this show, isn't she??"
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Old March 25 2014, 04:12 AM   #147
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Well, it's about damn time she found out. Now, I hope, things will really start happening. Main plot was rather lame, I thought. A teenager in love? Really?

But I do really love "Mr. Kaplan." She is AWESOME.
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Old March 25 2014, 04:26 AM   #148
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Officially the dumbest FBI on tv. Now that it's all but confirmed that she's Redington's daughter.

Also, they found Tom's hideout and we know from previous scenes that his finger prints are all over that place, yet the first proof she sees is the hippo doll? WTF? He was taken in on suspicion once before, it would be almost criminal for them not to have his prints on file.
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Old March 25 2014, 07:12 AM   #149
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Needs more cowbell. Read Spader.

I think I'm going to pass henceforth....
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Old March 25 2014, 02:27 PM   #150
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Officially the dumbest FBI on tv. Now that it's all but confirmed that she's Redington's daughter.

Also, they found Tom's hideout and we know from previous scenes that his finger prints are all over that place, yet the first proof she sees is the hippo doll? WTF? He was taken in on suspicion once before, it would be almost criminal for them not to have his prints on file.
I don't know, its a three way battle between Blacklist, Shield and Intelligence who has the dumber Agents. However I agree with you that the Blacklist is in the lead.
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