Series Review – Blindspot

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You’re at a train station, probably after work or school waiting for your train, and then you see an abandoned duffel bag on the platform. The most possible solution is that it’s something dangerous, most probably an explosive, and in today’s world that’s not far fetched. You signal security, they inspect the bag and see its tagged “call the FBI”, so they do. The FBI arrives very fast; the platform is cleared to protect the civilians. Just as the guy from the bomb squad nears the bag, it starts moving. That’s pretty scary. Then it starts opening, and voila! It’s a woman, naked, who doesn’t remember who she is, and the twist, her body is full of new tattoos. Obviously, she’s taken to the FBI headquarters for further investigation. This is part of the trailer for the new show Blindspot, and it is the bomb!!

The series is a crime, drama, action, thriller that follows Jane Doe (played by Jaimie Alexander) as she works with the FBI, who discover that the tattoos on her body are clues to crimes they will have to solve to get to the truth. She works closely with Agent Kurt Weller (played by Sullivan Stapleton), whose name is tattooed on her back, and this raises questions as to how they are connected and we get the answers to this as the series unfolds. They form a taskforce with other agents; Agent Edgar Raide (played by Rob Brown), Agent Natasha Zapata (played by Audrey Esparza), forensic analyst Patterson (Ashley Johnson), Dr Borden (Ukweli Roach) the team’s resident doctor and Jane’s psychiatrist, and Bethany Mayfair (Marianne Taylor), Assistant Director of the FBI. They work well together, like a well-oiled machine, and they achieve results.images (23)

The series pulls no punches, literally and figuratively. The action is top notch, the tension is there, there’s good chemistry between the actors, the suspense too, and a few one liners here and there that lighten up the mood once in a while.  There is a deep conspiracy going on with the CIA and the FBI, and literally everyone seems to be involved, and right when you think you’ve got it all figured out, they pull the rug right out from under you. Now that is a good series to watch, and its back from hiatus with a brand new episode.

Blindspot is produced by Greg Berlanti (has also produced great shows like arrow and flash), Mark Pellington, Martin Gero and Sarah Schechter. It is filmed on location in New York City, NY, by Warner Bro’s television and Berlanti productions, which also do the distribution. An average episode runs for 43 minutes on NBC, and has already been renewed for a second season! It is one new series you do not want to miss out on.

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