Before she can set off for Istanbul, Becca has to get Paul out of prison. Dax Miller can't do anything through official channels so he does the next best thing. Once on their way, they are ambushed ...
Based on the novel written in 1719, this is said to be an action-packed period drama set in the 17th century, but with a contemporary take on race relations -- and a hero who will bear a ... See full summary »
Rebecca Winstone is a woman raising her son, Michael on her own following the death of her husband, Paul. When her son goes to Rome, he disappears so Becca goes to find him. She then discovers something from her past is come back and is the reason her son may have been kidnapped. She and her husband were CIA agents. She has to deal with men who are trying to capture and/or kill her. Her actions get the attention of Dax Miller, a CIA agent who wonders what she is doing so he pursues her. So she goes all over Europe trying to find her son and along the way she discovers her husband might no be dead. Written by
EDIT: Currently the rating of the show is 6.5/10. At the time when I wrote the review it was 3.4/10.
I am sorry. IMDb must change their rating system. Fact. It is just impossible for me to believe that this is the actual rating of such a well acted and well filmed action TV-show.
At the time when I am writing this review the show's rating here is 3.4/10.
This review is based on the pilot. Naturally, I am not going rate the entire show. That is why you don't see the eight stars I would give the first episode above my review. However...
The pilot itself is actually very good. Yes, you probably know it is way too similar to one very famous and extremely great action movie with Liam Neeson as the main character.
So WHAT? First, there was going to be a TV-show based on 'Taken'. Sadly, it didn't happen. Instead we will see a sequel directed by one of the worst directors in the history of the action movie genre - the guy who did 'The Transporter 3'.
I wouldn't be surprised if the script written for that TV-show was what "Missing" was based on.
However this time we have Ashley Judd in the leading role. Well, she is not Liam Neeson :) However she is very convincing when it comes to acting and especially when it comes to action sequences. She is actually the most convincing female fighter I have ever seen in a TV-show, and, frankly, I am glad the creators of the show chose more realistic approach to the fights. We jave had enough of "Xena: The Warrior Princess" types of women fighting.
The writing is actually very good. I was surprised how well was the relationship between the mother and her son described, especially considering the fact that they didn't have much time to spend on it, and it is not only that, there is a lot more.
The direction is good too.
Overall a promising pilot. Its' only real flaw is the lack of originality.
But - let's be honest - a show doesn't need originality to be good.
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