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