TAKEN: SEASON 1 REVIEWED
“Taken: Season 1” beats the odds by being a decent TV series adaptation. The show has a prequel feel, as we learn where Bryan Mills learned those particular sets of skills that he used to deploy in the Luc Besson produced trilogy. The problem with this show is that it doesn’t wait long to go off the rails. In order to make a weekly series entertaining, Mills has to lose another family member to crime. Faster than you can say Paul Kersey, the show is finding new targets for our hero to shoot.
It’s the nature of the beast, but it makes me feel that the show’s potential is knee-capped before it begins. If this sounds like your sort of thing, then pick it up. Just imagine it like The Blacklist with more headshots.
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- Dolby 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 9/26/17
The Plot Thus Far
An action-packed prequel to the international blockbuster TAKEN franchise, this series stars Clive Standen (”Vikings”) as Bryan Mills, a younger, hungrier version of the iconic character played by Liam Neeson in the TAKEN films. A former Green Beret, Mills becomes swept up in a quest for vengeance after he fails to protect one of those closest to him. Recruited to join a group of CIA operatives, Mills begins to hone his deadly skillset as he dives headfirst into dangerous missions that test his courage, and push him to the edge.