Monday TV Picks: ‘The Blacklist’ on NBC
TV picks for Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, include “The Blacklist” on NBC, “Dancing with the Stars” on ABC and “Hostages” on CBS.
Tonight in Prime Time
The top reason to watch this new thriller is James Spader’s performance as ex-government agent Raymond Reddington. He is fascinating to watch as he manipulates the people and situations around him, including a young FBI profiler (Megan Boone). It all feels very “Silence of the Lambs,” but without all the ... um ... cannibalism. 10:01 p.m. Monday on NBC (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
Doug Knoop, Seattle Times email@example.com or on Twitter @dougknoop
Also on Monday
“NFL Football,” 5:30 p.m. (KONG and ESPN): “Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams”: Quarterback Russell Wilson and the 6-1 Seahawks travel to St. Louis to take on Jeff Fisher’s 3-4 Rams. From the Edward Jones Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis.
“Dancing with the Stars,” 8 p.m. (ABC): An opening number by Emmy Nominated choreographer Mandy Moore; the couples perform a style of dance they have not previously performed; the couples face elimination.
“Scare Tactics,” 8 p.m. (Syfy): Eco-activists blow up a nuclear reactor; a cult guru gets help with his doomsday plan; a hospital “prank’’ kills a patient.
“Beauty and the Beast,” 9 p.m. (CW): Gabe asks Vincent for help tracking a suspected beast after getting stonewalled by Cat; wounds from Vincent’s past are opened up.
“Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,” 9:25 p.m. (ABC Family): The Pumpkin King gives the yuletide season a touch of Halloween in an animated tale from the mind of Tim Burton.
“Hostages,” 10 p.m. (CBS): When Ellen’s sister visits unexpectedly, Duncan forces Ellen to get rid of her without raising any suspicions.
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