The Blacklist: Yes, I watch because James Spader is the star.

The Blacklist: Yes, I watch because James Spader is the star.

There’s something about James Spader that would make me follow him to hell and back without an afterthought. He’s not the most handsome man out there, but if charisma could be bottled, he’d have more bottles in reserve than Coca Cola.

I loved his character in Boston Legal, yet I never quite knew if it was his bromance with William Shatner that drew me in or his own quirkiness. Now I know. In The Blacklist, he holds his own, no Capt. Kirk in sight. Wouldn’t it be great to walk through the most dangerous situations and be the one everyone in the room fears? Perhaps the thriller writer in me.

Although there are more plot holes in the show than characters, the viewers don’t care. That’s the beauty of the show, it throws out crazy situations, and we all just go along for the ride. Happily.

I’d recommend starting at the beginning. There’s enough of a plot throughout to make the story much more interesting chronologically.



  1. You had me at James Spader.

  2. I haven’t seen The Blacklist but I’ve loved James Spader since his villainous turn in Pretty in Pink. I know I was supposed to hate him, and I did, but I loved doing it. He can be so deliciously evil sometimes. My favourite performance of his is in Sex, Lies and Videotape. It’s so…twisted and innocent at the same time. Yeah, he’s something else. =)

  3. He’s no sweetheart in this either, and I have a weird thing for people who are openly devious. Way better than the people who hide their true selves behind a mask.

  4. I hear the best things about this show – it’s on the list.

  5. Jami Denise says:

    This is totally on my to be watched shows list. A friend of mine is a huge fan and is always telling me to watch.
    And Spader. I have always been a fan of him. From Pretty in Pink, to Rip in Less than Zero, one of my most favorite movies ever. And he was an ass in that too! lol. Some actors just have it. It’s in their bravado and the way they can pull it off. He does it so well, so that interests me in this program also.
    Great post! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love James Spader, more so with his long, flowing, blonde, feathered locks circa 1989.

  7. I still remember James Spader in Sex, Lies & Videotape…. he had me hooked for a while. 🙂

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