A new FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen, has her entire life uprooted when a mysterious criminal, Raymond Reddington, who has eluded capture for decades, turns himself in and insists on speaking only to her.
A military hero who returns to the U.S. with a whole lot of trouble following him back. With nowhere else to turn, the man asks CTU to help him save his life while also stopping one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil.
Ransom is inspired by the professional experiences of crisis negotiator Laurent Combalbert who with his partner, Marwan Mery, are among the top negotiators in the world. Together, they ... See full summary »
Brandon Jay McLaren
Undercover operative Tom Keen joins forces with Susan "Scottie" Hargrave, the brilliant and cunning chief of Grey Matters, a covert mercenary organization that solves problems governments don't dare touch. While on the hunt for his wife's attacker, Tom secretly discovered that Scottie is actually his biological mother, which drew him closer to her. Now, as they team up to employ their unique skills and resources in a dangerous world of deadly criminals, Tom begins his own mission to find out more about his shadowy past.
Both Edi Gathegi and Famke Janssen were involved in the X-Men movie series. Gathegi portrayed Darwin in X-Men: First Class and Janssen portrayed Jean Grey in the original trilogy, The Wolverine and Days of Future Past. See more »
So, I have to admit that I loved The Blacklist - until it seemed that the entire world was out to get Liz, and everyone either worshipped at her feet or needed her dead in order to live their lives. It just stretched the bounds of incredulity. So, I had high hopes that Redemption might be a bit of a refresher - even without the wondrous James Spader who is simply AMAZING as Red.
Sadly, I have been sorely disappointed. I struggled through the first episode and ten minutes of the second and couldn't take it for another moment. I mean, I knew that Famke Janssen had one persona, which she limps from one role to another, but this was just painful. Did she get surgery done, or is she choosing not to move her face at all?? Even the other actors being moderately better and more engaging couldn't salvage this. And even if we could get around the fact that Scottie is old enough to be Tom's mother - which, technically, Famke Janssen is - just
but the overt (and somewhat gross, to be honest) 'sexuality' she is
meant to be portraying is just nauseating.
It's a shame, as this could be a really good show, given another female lead, and a slightly more plausible story line, but I'm not willing to give up what feels like years of my life in order to find out.
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