Ashley Judd in Missing - The ABC TV Show

Who watched Missing - the ABC series with Ashley Judd yesterday? After seeing trailers ads on almost every other website including the large one here on my blog, I decided to give it a go yesterday. I didn't last more than 30 mins and I think that told me all I needed to know. I feel they rushed into the story, with the husband blown up in their first five minutes, and Ashley Judd fighting the baddies within 15 minutes. A slow build-up of both the character and story suspense would have worked better for me. As it is, I haven't really connected with the main character and I'm supposed to be cheering her on?

Already, from the promos on TV, I knew it was along the same plot lines as Taken, a movie with Liam Neeson where his daughter was kidnapped for sex trafficking in France. It turns out he's a CIA operative and he goes into action to rescue her. Missing is basically the same, except here, it is the mother that is an Ex-CIA agent and going to save her son in Italy. I have been wondering if such a movie-like story can be told in series and I don't have a positive answer at this stage. I will give it another try next week, but I don't know.

Truth is, I'm a fan of Ashley Judd from the movie, Double Jeopardy, but she appears much too serious in this role. I guess having your son kidnapped will do that to you. Also, Missing reminds me a bit of NBC Undercovers (With Boris Kodjoe and South African actress, Gugu Mbatha-Raw), another series with spies travelling all over the world and fighting the baddies. However, like that one, I have a feeling Missing may soon be cancelled.

Fingers crossed for the show. I hope the upcoming Scandal will be better.