I say all the time that mediocre trailers make the best shows and movies. I theorize this is because they put out the usual, basic promo material knowing they have storylines organic and complex enough to hold water when the time comes, instead of trying to desperately shoehorn in every sexy shot or funny line. This isn’t always the case – sometimes a river is just a river – but with Blindspot, I really want it to be true.
Here’s the official synopsis:
A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe is discovered naked in Times Square, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos with no memory of who she is or how she got there. But there’s one tattoo that is impossible to miss: the name of FBI agent Kurt Weller, emblazoned across her back. “Jane,” Agent Weller and the rest of the FBI quickly realize that each mark on her body is a crime to solve, leading them closer to the truth about her identity and the mysteries to be revealed. From Executive Producer Greg Berlanti (“The Mysteries of Laura,” “The Flash,” “Arrow”).
The trailer clearly comes off as an homage to Nolan’s Memento, and looks an awful lot like every other ‘gritty’ procedural out there. It doesn’t even try to distinguish itself in a world of shows that are just like it on paper – and that makes me think it’s more than meets the eye.
With the premise of an amnesiac hero, there are exactly zero limitations on how to intertwine the story threads, and a capacity to borrow from every genre and expand the scope of the conspiracy as far it can go. It’s risky, but there’s a solid cast and crew behind it, and I’m eager to let them dazzle us.
I will also watch literally anything that involves a tatted-up Jaimie Alexander kicking dudes’ butts.
So, there’s that.