Blindspot – The Complete First Season

by Alan Rapp on August 4, 2016

in Home Video

  • Title: Blindspot – Season One
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Blindspot - The Complete First SeasonBurdened with a bizarre premise, Blindspot is a show that just never quite clicked for me. Opening with an amnesiac woman covered in tattoo clues to crimes which may or may not have happened yet who was found and taken in by the FBI, the First Season followed Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander) and her FBI best bud Agent Kurt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) to solve crimes by the timely deciphering of her tattoos all the while Weller is convinced Jane is a missing friend from his childhood (despite being told medically she couldn’t possibly be Taylor Shaw early in the season).

Devolving into conspiracy, Weller’s dysfunctional relationships, betrayal, and secrets the show’s writers have no intention of revealing anytime soon, Blindspot floundered through such an unremarkable First Season I’m actually surprised the show got picked up for a sophomore season. Collected on DVD and Blu-ray, extras include commentary for the Pilot, deleted scenes, and eight featurettes on the show, the cast, the tattoos, and more.

[Warner Home Video, Blu-ray $54.97 / DVD $49.99]

Blindspot – Pilot

by Alan Rapp on September 27, 2015

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Blindspot – Pilot
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Blindspot - Pilot

Created by Martin Gero, Blindspot opens with a strong visual that sets up an extremely shaky premise for an ongoing series as an naked amnesiac whose body is covered in tattoos is discovered in the middle of Times Square. Clues from Jane Doe‘s (Jaimie Alexander) tattoos lead to the involvement of Agent Kurt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) on her case and prevent a terrorist attack in a (rather cheap) stage set of the Statue of Liberty. Just who Jane is, what her connection to Kurt is, and why his name appears so prominently on her largest tattoo are but three unanswered questions the show will no doubt continue to tease audiences with over the course of the season.

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