Parents' Guide to

The Blacklist: Redemption

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

More cat-and-mouse action in sometimes violent spin-off.

TV NBC Drama 2017
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

Cancel this predictable computer-written drivel

If you have dementia, or some serious brain damage which prevents you from understanding anything more complex than Dr. Sueuss' Cat-In-The-Hat. This show is for you. Why should we care about the characters? No clue! What's their point? No clue! Great! Now let's copy Oceans-11 and do a montage of how cool we are to accomplish what you as the viewer don't even care about! This show has NO connection with the Blacklist other than the characters who were window-dressing at best. The one character we care about - "Christopher" we have no clue why he's even there or why we should care about his Virago-like mother.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This formulaic but well-thought-out series offers all the plot twists and turns the Blacklist franchise is known for. It picks up some of the threads of its parent series but manages to create an overall story that's uniquely separate. The insertion of Tom Keen's personal journey also adds a soapy but not unwelcome angle to the show.

No doubt that fans of the original will enjoy the energetic, over-the-top maneuverings of the cast as they look for hostages, chase criminal operatives, and interact with each other. The use of high-tech gadgetry, such as robotic transponders and ocular cameras, add to the fun. Folks who like cat-and-mouse games will find enough of them in The Blacklist: Redemption to tune in.

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