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Will 'The Blacklist' Crash And Burn Like Several Other Hotly Anticipated Shows Have?

by Cate Meighan   Oct 6, 2014 09:02 AM EDT

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We are only two weeks into the new fall season and already fans are weighing in on what shows are clicking—and what ones need to get it together quickly. At this time last season all eyes were glued to The Blacklist. James Spader seems unable to do any wrong while onscreen and his ingenious way of bringing Ray Reddington to life had instant fans begging for more. Throughout the season so many questions went unanswered, which was cool for viewers who love a slow build-up as long as there is a payoff in the end. Unfortunately, creeping into season two something feels very off to fans. It's not the kind of thing that you can put your finger on either; it's just not working as well it seems.

The hype for The Blacklist has always been huge. Splashy promos, complicated storytelling and a continuation of things that makes regular viewers need to keep coming back to try and figure out what's really going on. But will it last? Some critics fear that this show will join several others that started off great but fizzled out way too soon. It happened with Glee—remember when it was an innovative must-see hour? Or the U.S. Version of The X Factor, which started off incredibly strong and then suddenly those ratings took a nose dive for no identifiable reason.

The Carrie Diaries popped up on CW two years ago and as a prequel to Sex and the City it introduced us all to 16-year old Carrie Bradshaw. It worked too, for one season. Then it lost its punch and sputtered to its inevitable demise last spring. 

Will The Blacklist become a show that started off strong and quietly fizzled out in the ratings race? Can Spader keep this show going and will the writers be able to continue telling a story that fans will want to continue investing in? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

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