|Date(s):||September 23, 2013 – present|
|Country of Origin:||United States|
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The Blacklist is a NBC drama live-action television series.
The show is focused around one of FBI's most wanted [fictional] fugitives, Raymond "Red" Reddington whom surrenders at the FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. However he will not talk to any of the agents except for Elizabeth Keen, a rookie FBI profiler. After capturing the first terrorist, Reddington tells them about a list of criminals and terrorists he calls "The Blacklist". Each episode is focused on capturing those listed in the Blacklist, and Keen trying to figure out why Red had chosen her in particular.
Other characters include Donald Ressler - a FBI special agent that had been chasing Reddington for over five years, Harold Cooper - Assistant Director of the FBI Counterterrorism Division, Meera Malik - a CIA field agent assigned to Reddington's security detail, and lastly Tom Keen - Liz's husband who's a schoolteacher however it's been revealed that it was all a ploy.
In Season 2, Aram Mojtabai - a Computer specialist in the FBI - became a main character and Dembe Zuma, Red's bodyguard, reoccurring character in Season 1-2 became a main character in Season 3. Samar Navabi, a Mossad agent, joins the cast in Season 2.
The fandom is relatively small but possibly growing. In early October 2013 there were only two fics on AO3, but by early January 2014 there were 113 to January 2016 with 1,224 works. There's also an increasing number of works on FFN. Besides that, the fandom is mainly focused on Tumblr and the fandom is mainly focusing on the characters Elizabeth Keen and Raymond Reddington so far. Other characters such as Donald Ressler, Tom Keen and Meera Malik are fairly popular. The characters Samar Navabi and Aram Mojtabai have gained a following.
The dominant pairing in the fandom is Elizabeth Keen/Raymond Reddington. A sizeable minority of fanworks have Elizabeth Keen/Donald Ressler and Elizabeth Keen/Tom Keen as the primary pairings. Rare pairs include the slash pairings of Raymond Reddington/Donald Ressler, Tom Keen/Donald Ressler, Harold Cooper/Donald Ressler, Raymond Reddington/Dembe Zuma and the het pairings of Meera Malik/Donald Ressler, Samar Navabi/Raymond Reddington, and Aram Mojtabai/Samar Navabi. There is currently very little femslash in the fandom: Elizabeth Keen/Samar Navabi.
- Lizzington - pairing name for the Elizabeth Keen/Raymond Reddington. The fandom took at hit after it was revealed in later season that Red is Liz's biological father, making the ship incest. This reveal is often ignored or rewritten in fanworks.
- Resslik - pairing name for the Meera Malik/Donald Ressler
- Keenler and Lizler - pairing names for Donald Ressler/Elizabeth Keen
- Coopler - pairing name for Harold Cooper/Donald Ressler
- Keen2 - pairing name for Elizabeth/Tom
- Saram and Samaram - pairing name for Aram Mojtabai/Samar Navabi
- Tessler - pairing name for Tom Keen/Donald Ressler
- Kiss, by RedandLizzie: Elizabeth Keen/Raymond Reddington, pretend couple casefic. (20,462 words, completed 27 February 2014.)
- Number 59: Camio, by Sonora: Raymond Reddington/Donald Ressler, pretend couple casefic. (32,644 words, completed 3 June 2014.)
- Us From Two Beginnings by NevarDevereaux: Raymond/Dembe, Human Trafficking, Explicit Sexual Content. (1537 words)
- The Blacklist MV - Bleeding Out, the first vid for TBL
- Seven D e v i l s
- everybody loves red
- so civilized, a Red vid.
- remember the name, a Red vid.
- Always Be My Baby, a Keen&Red vid.
- Red vs Ressler, a Humor of Ressler & Red vid.
- "falling around you" (2x21), a Tom/Liz vid.
Archives and Fannish Links
- The Blacklist tag at Tumblr
- The Blacklist Confessions
- Red and Lizzie