Official Tagline: Beautiful Jane Doe is found naked in Times Square, covered with fresh tattoos and with no idea who she is. So why is FBI Agent Kurt Weller’s name on her back?
A beautiful woman, with no memories of her past, is found naked in Times Square with her body fully covered in intricate tattoos. Her discovery sets off a vast and complex mystery that immediately ignites the attention of the FBI, which begins to follow the road map on her body into a larger conspiracy of crime, while bringing her closer to discovering the truth about her identity.

Written by: Martin Gero [Also series creator]
Directed by: Mark Pellington

Starring: Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Rob Brown, Audrey Esparza, Ashley Johnson, Ukweli Roach

Blindspot is the new NBC series that combines the techo thriller procedural genre with a deep mystery. Does it work? For the most part, yes it does work. This review is a little difficult to write because I do not want to give too much away. Part of the fun of a series like this is following the clues and learning about the characters. I hope the creators can keep the mystery and suspense going for multiple seasons.

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Sullivan Stapleton stars as FBI Agent Kurt Weller, a stoic, by the book special agent pulled into a vast mystery. Stapleton does a good job here as a conflicted leader of a special task force. This is a much more reserved character than Damien Scott, the ladies man / soldier from Cinemax’s Strike Back that Stapleton portrayed for four seasons. Kurt Weller seems to have some secrets of his own and I’m sure those will be explored as the series goes along.

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The other main character is Jane Doe played by Jaimie Alexander. Miss Alexander is best known for her role as warrior maiden/goddess Lady Sif from the Marvel Thor films. As a woman found in a canvas bag in the middle of Time Square, covered in tattoos and no memories; Jaimie does a very effective job showing strength and vulnerability. As I said before, I can’t go into too much detail about the Jane Doe character except to say that each of the tattoos covering her body is a clue to some kind of terrorist attack and perhaps to who she was before.

I enjoyed the pilot episode and will admit that I watched it twice and noticed some subtle clues the second viewing that I missed the first time. Blindspot will appeal to fans of The Black List, How to Get Away With Murder and the Mentalist. Check it out, Mondays at 10 PM on NBC.

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Review: Blindspot [Pilot]
Blindspot is the new NBC series that combines the techo thriller procedural genre with a deep mystery. Does it work? For the most part, yes it does work.
80%Overall Score

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