I will start by admitting I am a stanch James Spader fan. Having said that, I must further say The Black List is an outstanding series. Of course James Spader is what makes The Black List so special — his unique acting abilities and deliverance is simply brilliant. The story revolves around Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington (Spader) who is on the FBI’s 10 most wanted list. One day he gives himself up to the FBI and then makes a bazaar offer to help them capture the 10 most notorious criminals in the world. There’s only one catch, that he has complete freedom to move about as he sees fit and he only works through FBI agent, Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone). No one knows why he picked this particular agent since she’s not as seasoned as some of her fellow agents but suspicions are flying. This drama is well written and well thought out. Each week Red delivers and so does the Black List. Very interesting. I’ve been told The Black List is the #1 show on TV. I share in the feeling that it deserves to be there.