The film makes a home in your brain and the only cure is to see it again.
Although I seem to have had higher expectations than I thought, the movie is super entertaining.
The story, direction, characters, and writing/dialogue is akin to taking a tranquilizer shot to the neck, but everything else was so well done.
I loved everything about this series... the acting and characters were spot on, the story development made me want to watch each episode in concession (the joys of having it on DVD) I could only imagine having to watch this week to week...I would have been counting down to the next one!No clue why this series was ended, it was a brilliantly done TV show that should have continued! The characters were very well developed throughout and I found myself immersed in both the story and the individual characters.Have passed this box set to friends and family with a similar response! What is wrong with networks these days? The amount of crap produced and this slips through the cracks.....would have loved to see more!!
Given NBC's history of bad TV lately, the fact that they canceled this gem is especially tragic. The worst I can say about it is that there might have been some stray loose ends, but the the cast and acting, production values, music, writing and pacing were all top-notch. The characters were strong, well defined and very well portrayed, and the storyline revealed just enough at just the right times to keep the viewer locked in. This show deserved better, but we will look for those involved to lend their considerable talents in other projects. What a shame to see quality work punished, especially since we could see so many possibilities for how it could evolve season to season.
Given the show was canceled after 3 weeks on NBC, I would assume there would be quite a bit of skepticism around the show. That being said, everyone makes mistakes and NBC made a big one here. Kidnapped has the same complex characters, interesting plots and strong acting that makes 24 such an addictive franchise. But apparently NBC lacks patience and would rather create another lame game show for its programming. Anyway,Kidnapped is a great show. If you like 24, you'll like this show as well. Several strong plot lines - some are more relationship driven (father/son, husband/wife, co-workers, etc.) some are more of your typical action drama related (who are the good guys, who's the mole, etc.), but, for the most part, the plot line are well written and not terribly predictable like many shows on the air these days. The acting is superb as well, throughout the cast. Most of the lead characters are complex and are relatively well developed even though NBC decided to cut the number of episodes down from 22 to 13. If it ever comes out on DVD, check it out.
Kidnapped is a show that will keep you asking questions thats for sure! From the 1st show I couldn't take my eyes off,and I keep coming back for more , Will Leopold get away ? will he make friends with Otto an get help from him ? Does Sully have anything to do with Leopolds kidnapping ? Will Conrads Dad help from a far to close the gap of father an son ? Will the Mom play a bigger role in the family secrets? No wonder it takes a whole season for this all to play out !! Did Knapp get someone killed is that why he's not a agent anymore ? This show gives you a look into the family of the victim, lets you get to know some history of these people and understand how it effects them.Kidnapped does not just jump in and show you whats going on , it lets you get to know others that may have some shady past and dealings with the Cains, it tells you a story if your willing to see the out come of this show for the season you will be pleased and come back for more. I can't wait, I keep coming back for more it's my NBC addiction ! Check outkidnapped on Nbc Wednesdays... Might be moving to Saturdays 9/8.