Written by: Gregory Poirier
Starring: Ashley Judd, Cliff Curtis, Nick Eversman, Laura Donnelly, Sean Bean
Sassi’s Star Rating: 4 / 5
Missing created by Gregory Poirier, also known for National Treasure: Book of Secrets and Gossip has come up with a TV Series that combines action with drama as our unlikely hero Becca Winstone (Judd) loses her husband in a tragic accident years earlier, only to have her only son stolen from her in broad daylight. He goes Missing under suspicious circumstances and much like the movie Taken, she has a particular set of skills that may just help her find him. Ashley Judd is really a surprise in this role for TV. I love her on the big screen, so it feels really nice to have her in my lounge room. Sean Bean as her husband in flashbacks, Paul Winstone, is also a welcoming source of entertainment. Both actors are experience and bring a finesse to the characters that we rarely seen on TV these days, except in our old favourites.
It has the same story arc as most, with our hero doing whatever it takes to get her son back which includes working both for and against the country’s finest. Michael (Eversman) as her son is frantically trying to piece together why he was taken and how his parents fit into the whole scheme. His life is unravelling before him as his captors feed him stories of his upbringing making him confused about who his parents really are and what their actual jobs were. Is it all a lie or are they speaking the truth.
It’s action city in this series with plenty of European butt kicking action thrown in, which is a nice backdrop, as always. There are some pretty big spoilers for this TV series which actually limits what can be reviewed, all I can say, is stay tuned and you’ll enjoy the ride for sure. It’s got the big screen actors on the small screen stage lighting it up like nobody’s business. Make sure you get in on what’s happening in Season 1 because you want to make sure you’re ready for whatever comes next!
She’ll stop at nothing to find her son.
Missing The Complete First Series is available on DVD now (RRP$69.95).
Category: Film & TV