Is anybody here watching "The Black List"?
|Posted: 25 October 2017 at 9:49pm | IP Logged | 1
When this started, it looked like the show was that extra level above--a cable or British TV-level high quality show. Lately, it's faltered a bit and anytime James Spader's Red Reddington gets serious and evil, it seems out of character or at least out of tone with the show.
But the thing that bugs me the most is the character of Tom. This evil, evil piece of trash thoroughly betrayed Liz with their entire relationship built on a lie. But the topper was when he murdered the security guard at the shipyard--an innocent, normal-guy security guard just doing his job, choked to death by a madman with a gleeful smile on his face.
Since then, they've ignored that, tried to give the guy his own (short-lived) spin-off, and now he's back in Liz's arms--like a sweet, loyal husband and father. I've been waiting for this guy to get his just desserts for years now, instead he's now a "good guy" just because the producers say so. (Probably a case of them liking the actor and bending over backward to keep him on the show.) It just seems like a total betrayal of the loyal viewership.
I still like the show and enjoy it...up to the moment when Tom comes on screen. It's very aggravating.
Does anybody have any info why exactly they would ruin the show to keep one actor working? And can anyone think of any other example of such an egregious imposition of some higher-up's will over story logic?
Edited to fix the subject heading. Blacklist isn't two words.~Matt
Edited by Matt Reed on 26 October 2017 at 12:58am