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These family secrets, and the turbulent emotions of Meggie's teenaged daughter Justine, create enough familial tension to fill The Missing Years with the kind of ripe, involving melodrama that fueled the original miniseries. Accepted on its own merits, this is a respectable, above-average TV production, bolstered by the fine performances of Chamberlian and especially Donohoe, who intelligently plays Meggie with warmth, inner torment, and plucky tenacity, making the role fully her own. The sweeping wall-to-wall score is excessively manipulative in its attempt to elevate The Missing Years to Gone with the Wind proportions, and some viewers may question the integrity of a plot (bearing no relation to Colleen McCullough's bestselling novel) that forces a noble priest to solve his dilemma with a vengeful fistfight. Still, this is an eminently watchable TV romance that can stand on its own, without the long shadow of its much-beloved predecessor. --Jeff Shannon
Richard Chamberlain was brilliant as usual, but Amanda Donahue as Meggie is not Thorn Birds.
It's COMPLETELY inconsistent with both the original miniseries and the same time period in the book, and at glaring times too.
I'm not going to get verbose like some, I'll just say that this should have never been done.
They should have kept Rachel Ward. This just did not have the same feel the same as the first sequel.Published 1 month ago by Marilyn Maier
I would have rated this (The Missing Years) 5 stars, but I was rather disappointed to see that Richard Chamberlain was the 'only' actor from the original mini-series! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Caroline
It was nicely done, good to fill in the blanks, however, there were some inconsistencies. Nothing worth getting upset about unless you feel stongly about sticking exactly to the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amy
love the movie. great to watch. its great to watch with the family. Amazon never disappoints their customers. thank you for always having what I am looking for.Published 9 months ago by Martha N. Mendez
Began to play the DVD and the first two chapters of the disc would not work. Skipped them and the next did work. Have not watched the entire disc yet, bu plan to do so. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Betty Miller Noble