There’s something you need to know about me. While I usually have plenty of ideas for books, I usually have no clue what kind of stuff to blog about. So, I decided that every two weeks (maybe every week, depending on how eventful the week was) I will post something I learned. However, this will not be like your kid’s second grade back-to-school essay on what they did over the summer. This will probably contain discussions of inappropriate material and be peppered with swear words. Liberally peppered. Lots and lots of pepper.
Monday, the hubs and I discovered a new television show on Netflix, The Blacklist. I LOVE THIS SHOW! It’s humorous, action-packed, and emotionally gripping. It hits all the right notes.
Here are the 3 things I learned from The Blacklist this week:
1) You never truly know someone.
You think your hubby is a sweet, mild-mannered man who teaches 4th grade. Really, he’s a covert operative hired to keep tabs on you by unknown, malevolent entity. Oh, and he used to cheat on you before you got married with his GIRLFRIEND! Mind. Blown.
2) There are lots of bombs involved when you work for the FBI.
In the first month of working for the FBI, you can expect to be almost blown up at least 3 times, maybe more. Invest in some Mederma, girl. You’re gonna have some scars to cover.
3) The enemy of your enemy is NOT your friend.
Hello?? Honey, he sent a freaking SPY to marry you! He’s tried to blow you up or shoot you more than once. However, he may be your father….(insert appropriate Star Wars joke here.) Also, you know your husband that you shot and thought you killed, well, he isn’t dead.
Dear God, I cannot wait until the new season starts on NBC, September 22nd! Seriously, after I watched the last episode of Season 1, I literally sat on the couch and repeated, “Holy shit”, for a few minutes. This show has got to be one of my favorites. James Spader does a phenomenal job with the complex and often heartbreaking character of Raymond “Red” Reddington. He can be cold and he never hesitates to do what needs to be done, no matter how distasteful he may find it. He also has an incredible capacity for love and pain, which he hides behind a charming and whimsical facade. I love his character and Spader nailed it the first season. Starting September 22nd, I will be unavailable on Monday nights. Don’t call. Don’t text. Don’t email. Because I will not answer.