Unpacking “The Blacklist”: Season 1 Interpreted

Want to see the series from a deeper perspective? Unpacking “The Blacklist”: Season One is the thinking Blacklister’s dream. Appealing to the typical viewer, G. Walter Bush interprets the NBC series’ audio-visual text, focusing on facets of its plot, theme, characterization, imagery, soundtrack and cinematography that many don’t detect and mark the show as a work of literary sophistication. The Season One volume focuses primarily on the debut season’s four central characters: Raymond Reddington, Agent Elizabeth Keen, Tom Keen, and Special Agent Donald Ressler. Volumes on future seasons will feature increased attention to the supporting cast as individual characters enjoy enhanced development.