Kidnapped : Season 1

  • Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 20, 2006
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. "Kidnapped," which gives us a frequently riveting story populated by intriguing, complex characters, is regular-grade TV trying too hard to be gourmet.
  2. 60
    It's good, but not quite inventive or mysterious enough to demand we swallow yet another serving of serial.
  3. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    60
    It's an all-around high-class production. And yet, after watching two episodes, I had much the same thought I did after seeing a few minutes in May: the show basically seems like a stretched-out Law & Order episode.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    50
    A high-octane cast brings some promise to the show.
  5. 50
    You can easily imagine yourself settling in with Kidnapped for six, eight, maybe even 13 episodes. But 22? Sorry, no.
  6. 50
    Good cast. Nice narrative flow. But I don't quite care about this drama yet -- villains are too smart and heavyhanded, and tension is slack.
  7. For the time being it's a hard slog.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. everettg
    Feb 17, 2007
    10
    Best show ever.
  2. JoeG
    Dec 23, 2006
    10
    This is the best drama series I have seen in years. The ending left it open to a possible spin off. I would be a definate watcher as long as This is the best drama series I have seen in years. The ending left it open to a possible spin off. I would be a definate watcher as long as it has Jeremy Sisto in it (great drama actor). Full Review »
  3. JoHoy
    Nov 9, 2006
    9
    Kidnapped must be gone already - what happens to these excellent series? I guess most people want junk soap operas. I hate to see it go.