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70 of 72 people found the following review helpful
on May 16, 2012
Format: DVD
I came across this show on ABC, at the very beginning of it's 1st episode. It sucked me in, and became a "must watch" show for my wife and I. Excellently written, and keeps you thinking and guessing "What's going to happen next?" Good acting, good storyline, and filmed in some cool locations. After tomorrow's final episode of Season 1, it looks like there will NOT be a Season 2 (so that I've read). It's too bad, and considering some of the shows that have been renewed, ABC should be ashamed of themselves for not renewing Missing! I give ABC, ZERO STARS for not renewing it.
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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful
on April 24, 2012
Format: DVD
Remember the good ole days, sitting on the couch watching "Double Jeopardy", "Kiss the Girls" and even "High Crimes" only to wonder several years later, "Where has Ashley gone?" After her so-called "retirement" from making movies (I put it in quotes because that's what she calls it), a humanitarian mission that leads her to 13 countries, and a book that tells us all what she's been up to out of the spotlight, Ashley Judd comes back with a bang in ABC's "Missing". While we're not used to seeing her on the smaller screen, I love the fact that we get a new episode each and every week that features my favorite actress. Each episode shocks me and inspires me. Everytime the show ends, I have an outburst of "WHAT?! What happens next?!?!" The show is thrilling, fast-paced, and always leaves me wanting more. The cast has been superb and while Judd is the biggest name in the credits, don't think you won't be pulled in by the other characters as well. Adriano Giannini is excellent as Giancarlo and plays well opposite of Judd's character Becca. Nick Eversman (Michael Winstone) makes you feel his fight to survive and his will to find his way out and back to his family in every performance that he gives. Speaking of the character, Michael, how could I not mention Oksana played by Tereza Voriskova? The two together will tug at your heart strings as you watch their stories unfold and you find them becoming a team to help each other out of the hell they've been placed in. The show is filled with action, suspense, betrayal, and- most of all- the love a mother has for her son and her willingness to put herself in a crossfire to get him back.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on May 13, 2012
Format: DVD
Though I only started watching this show because I was missing Sean Bean on Game of Thrones, I got rather sucked in! The filming locations all over Europe add a definite something special, and the pace is very quick which makes it somehow more involving. I like the actors, though I find Ashley Judd to be a bit stiff. I just read that the series was cancelled, which is disappointing, but it was still a fun ride worth watching if you like suspense series.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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Ashley Judd, producer and actor, has a winner with her husband in the Indianapolis 500. Truly she equally has a winner with Missing because each episode I saw was a white knuckle ride. ABC somehow chose to dismiss it. Ashley and her cast had an awesome European working vacation with settings that were too consistently authentic throughout the season to be faked. The audience vicariously visited the historic European grandeur presented in Missing. I will purchase the DVD's for 3 reasons: each episode was magnetic and worth watching again, secondarily; I missed the last 2 episodes, and tertiary; I am hoping that prolific DVD sales combined with the high ratings the show received while on ABC (despite ABC's unwillingness to promote it) will convince another network that Ashley's pitch is lucrative. The writing was superb throughout with innuendo and twists galore, but the storyline was never hard to follow. The craft of the writers alone is worth the price of admission. With only 10 episodes, the story advances each episode more like movie acts than the typical 1 hour television serial drama.
After purchase and viewing I have an additional comment: The cliff-hanger sparked much speculation as to whodunit. Without a spoiler, it is most likely self. If the writer's continue the trend of implicating the most-trusted, then 2 other most-trusted quickly spring to mind. A second season would not be needed with the resolution prior to the cliff hanger, so I for 1 am very thankful that the 1st season ended this way.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on May 27, 2012
Format: DVD
Just watched the whole season from recording it on my dvr. Missed the first 2 or 3 episodes due to not finding out about it till after it already started. Just watched all the rest of the episodes in 1 day and I absolutely LOVE this show! I can't believe good shows like this get cancelled from stupid things like "not having enough money to make the next season" or "not having enough of a younger audience." This is a great show and they shouldn't of cancelled it! Ashley Judd is great as usual and kicks some serious ass! The scene locations change ever episode and take place all over Europe. It's a great show that has action in ever episode. Even if they don't make a season 2 i'm still buying this on DVD so I can still have it to watch. It kinda ends on a cliff hanger but I've seen worse ones. I REALLY HOPE THEY DECIDE TO MAKE ANOTHER SEASON EVEN IF THEY DONT HAVE MONEY TO TRAVEL THE WORLD IN EVER EPISODE LIKE THIS SEASON. PLS MAKE ANOTHER SEASON EVEN IF THEY HAVE TO STAY IN ONE CITY OR STATE!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on May 30, 2012
Format: DVD
Ashley Judd is amazing in Missing. I Hate that they aren't going to continue with the TV series. Maybe another station will pick it up.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on September 10, 2012
Format: DVDVerified Purchase
This series was so much fun! I looked forward to seeing it every week. It had outstanding performances by Ashley Judd, Sean Bean and so many wonderful European character actors! I loved that it was filmed in Europe and done so beautifully. It was fast paced and gripping. I think part of the problem with this series was the networks' promotions which zeroed in on a "mom searching for her son" when they should have billed it for what it was, "a Bourne-type" action-packed thriller.

This DVD set of the first, and, sadly, ONLY season of this show provides ample evidence of the high quality product it was. The extras are quite fun, but apparently filmed long before the cast and crew got word of the show's cancellation. It's well worth the time to view - even with the cliff-hanger ending. I say shame on ABC for pulling the plug on this one way too soon.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on May 7, 2012
Format: DVD
I will first state that I love this series. However, as of today (6 May) it is unknown if there will even be a second season. If it is not renewed and story lines are left hanging, I definitely won't be getting the dvd's.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on June 25, 2012
Format: DVDVerified Purchase
The unrenewed MISSING does end with a cliffhanger, but only after every single last solitary one of its major plot threads has been totally wound up.

The "cliffhanger" situation is set up and shown in less than a minute -- as if to say, "After all these adventures were over, a new unexplained thing happened."

I feared much worse. Anyone can survive without knowing how that one-minute cliffhanger was going to be followed up. Pretty clearly, the writers themselves didn't know what would happen next, and were waiting to get paid before they started thinking about it.

The show itself was exciting and had interesting foreign locations, though it did give the impression that all European countries were mainly made up of buildings with orange roofs. As for the management level of the CIA, mostly shown in its headquarters room filled with computers and young staff members -- wellsir, those guys in management changed their minds about whether they trusted the heroine or not, sometimes as often as three times in one episode, and always for inadequate or unexplained reasons. Trying to make sense out of why her friends had just become her enemies, or vice versa, would drive anyone crazy, but Judd herself had believable sequences on street level. There were good surprises, too. A pleasant six hours and ten minutes.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on April 1, 2012
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Ashley Judd is amazing in this series, it's so unpredictable you don't know what's going to happen, and the fact that it's actually was shot in Europe let's us as the viewers see the culture. This is the best new series on tv in a long time!!! I hope that this show gets a Season 2 on abc. Ashley judd kicks butt, If u haven't see "Missing" ur missing out and it's a must watch, a must see and a must buy!!. WATCH MISSING!!!
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