I only started to wacth the TV show "Blindspot" a few days ago. At first I was quite skeptical because I was afraid it would look a lot like John Doe or Kyle X ; even the tattoos seemed to be overuseed in shows before making me think of Prison Break (and only them, not anything else in the show). Indeed, the speech is mainly about a girl coming out of nowhere, with no memories of who she is, no name, no family, just strange physical characteristics. But it turns out I was wrong to think like this and it was confirmed as soon as I watched the first episode.
For those who have no idea of what I'm talking about here's a little synopsis:
A woman is found in a bag in the middle of Times Square, New York with no memories at all of her past life. She doesn't even know her name. And more strange her body is entirely covered with all new tattoos. One of them is the name of an FBI agent, named Kurt Weller. Him and his team alongside "Jane Doe", will try to figure out the mystery following the clues left on Jane's body...
So here's 5 reasons why you should definitely start watching this show which has been renewed for a second season (Yeaaahh):
1 - The tattoos
Jaimie Alexander spent at least 7 hours a day inside the make up room. It's crazy. Each inch of her body is covered with all different kind of tattoos. In the show, they're mysterious and don't seem to have a rational explanation yet. Actually, the tattoos are considered as clues in the investigation. Each has a meaning leading towards cases of corruption, murders, hostage crisis, terrorism, etc. They can be drawings or series of numbers but they're on Jane for a reason.
2 - Interesting investigations
I could have put this section in the first one because the two are linked but I prefer distinguishing them. It changes from other TV shows that we're used to watch. The cases are well-built, interesting with action, suspens and the themes are very particular. And all are linked to Jane's tattoos which adds up a little bit more intrigue. It's like a treasure hunt where you have to follow different paths.
Moreover, Jane's story is going deeper than you'll ever imagine...
3 - A team with secrets
At least each person on this team as a dark secret. Patterson and her boyfriend trying to figure out things on their own. One of the agent has a huge gambling problem with enormous debts whereas another one has no issue with dating his partner's sister. Crazy!
4 - A dynamic duo
Jane and Weller. Of course, there is this story of Jane's identity which seems to link them even if we're not quite sure if Jane is actually Taylor Shaw, the ex-neighbour of Kurt Weller who disappeared 25 years ago. But still, they're amazing when working jointly. They complete each other's personnality.
5 - Mad skills
Jane is a machine. I love her. She's strong, knows how to fight. She speaks many languages. She has charisma and I think Jaimie Alexander is the perfect actress to play her. I think most of people know her from Thor in which she played Sif.