THE MISSING REVIEWED
The Missing is a show that might be too dark for American audience. Not dark in the sense that tongues are getting ripped out ala Preacher. Dark in the sense that it treats all emotional gain as something that is fleeting. Watching Tcheky Karyo try to recover the titular missing child is brutal. So, when a missing kid shows up years later with information on more missing kids, Karyo thinks he has a lead. It’s sad, because what he finds out is that more psychos exist in this world.
As most readers know, I have a hard time watching Starz original programming live. Their series feel better when saved for lump viewings. I’m not quite sure if main-lining this series was the best idea. Nearly 8 hours of this program can feel like getting kicked in the face by a social worker’s heavy workload. It’s not like the dregs of society are on display here, but it’s also not like we’re going to get a peaceful resolution.
So many kids going missing every year, but our collective fiction keeps creating a world where vengeful parents and authorities can right those wrongs. So, what happens when our fictions fail us? You get this series.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1