If you’re looking for a new show to watch now that you’ve binge-watched all of the new episodes of Stranger Things in less than 24 hours, you might try Blindspot on NBC.
Blindspot just started its 3rd season and NBC moved it to a new time slot on Fridays at 8 am. The first two seasons had 23 and 22 episodes, respectively. You can find the first two seasons on Hulu if you need to catch up. If you’ve watched them but you want a refresher, check out my article Blindspot Season 3 — Get Caught Up.
Why should you watch Blindspot?
Blindspot is character-driven and action-packed. It’s one of those shows that has an on-going mystery and you’re given hints about that as you go along, though most episodes also have a story arc that’s complete in that episode. Each season has a longer story arc that is complete at the end of the season, so it’s likely you could start watching season 3 even if you missed some or all of the first two seasons.
If you like shows like Alias or 24, this show is similar except it’s about the FBI, not spies. There are story lines that involved home-grown terrorists and complicated conspiracies. There are times when some of the characters can’t be trusted, and there’s some intra-agency politics, though the central team pretty much remain loyal to each other.
What about the tattoos?
The main gimmick of this show is: (this can only be considered a spoiler if you don’t want to know anything about the show; you learn all of this in the first episode) A woman is found in a duffel bag in Times Square, completely naked and covered with tattoos on every part of her body but her face, and she has no memory of who she is or how she got there. They quickly learn that the tattoos are clues that lead them to a crime that’s about to happen or help them solve one that’s already happened.
The show clearly centers on Jane, as they decide to call her (Jane Doe, very original, and they keep calling her this despite learning more about her past as the show progresses). Jane is not your average person, and it’s soon clear she has specialized training in combat and martial arts. She joins the FBI team headed by Kurt Weller, and her complicated relationship with him, both professionally and personally, is a big part of the plot.
But there are more reasons to like Blindspot
The team on Blindspot is bigger than just Jane and Kurt, however, and we get to know them all as the episodes progress. Season 2 brings a few new faces and we’ve lost a few from season 1 for various reasons. It’s likely that may happen in Season 3, too, though it seems as if the core team is still together despite season 3 bringing what looks to be an 18-month jump forward in time.
The relationships and the action are what make this show interesting. The situations sometimes require a bit of suspended disbelief, since some of the conspiracies are kind of extreme. But the relationships make it relatable and it is TV, after all.
Have you watched Blindspot on NBC? Let us know what you think in the comments.
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