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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 15, 2012
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: Ex-CIA agent Becca Winstone (Ashley Judd) uses her espionage skills to look for her son, who disappears while studying abroad.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Mar 12, 2012
    80
    Your eyes are in for a treat, and Judd grows on you.
  2. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Mar 12, 2012
    75
    Missing may be 2 percent inspiration and 98 percent perspiration with all of its action scenes, but it's fun to watch. Judd classes up the joint nicely.
  3. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Mar 13, 2012
    67
    If you view it as, say, a USA show with less humor but much higher production values, with attractive people having adventures you can enjoy while doing the laundry or sorting through junk mail, it'll do the job for now.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Mar 12, 2012
    58
    The international settings are pretty and Judd does her damnedest with what she's got, but Missing's tough-mom role and poorly paced, unsuspenseful suspense scenes make the series hard to root for.
  5. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Mar 14, 2012
    50
    Missing barely winks at the silliness it slings.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Mar 14, 2012
    50
    A supremely silly series that takes itself incredibly seriously.
  7. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Mar 14, 2012
    30
    Missing is like a bad Lifetime movie blown up into a weekly series.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
  1. Apr 6, 2012
    10
    This is lush ludicrous stuff. Thank God it stays in Europe! It has holes you could fly an air bus through, and it took 4(5?) episodes beforeThis is lush ludicrous stuff. Thank God it stays in Europe! It has holes you could fly an air bus through, and it took 4(5?) episodes before Ashley lost a fight with a younger male. Her game face gets tiring. We know Ashley you're a hockey mom on steroids. I just love the way the CIA gets to cavort through Europe guns blazing and no-one notices. I knew Sean Bean would re-emerge (he died in Game of Thrones) why else would he be there and why else would he tell his son to get out of the car and get the ball. If only they'd hired better writers. Expand
  2. Mar 22, 2012
    10
    When you consider the crap the main line tv has thrown at us this year, this show is a gem. Along with Smash the best show of the year. IWhen you consider the crap the main line tv has thrown at us this year, this show is a gem. Along with Smash the best show of the year. I just love that it is set in Europe and it is now some sifi crap that will never happen. Expand
  3. Mar 15, 2012
    9
    I enjoyed it thoroughly, It was suspenseful, entertaining, action packed and I wasnt expecting to be any of these qualities before I watchedI enjoyed it thoroughly, It was suspenseful, entertaining, action packed and I wasnt expecting to be any of these qualities before I watched the season opener. It has everything going for it, now i'm really down to see what happens next and to find out why exactly her son was nabbed and if Sean Bean comes back from the dead lol. Expand
  4. Mar 16, 2012
    7
    What's not to like, Ashley Judd kicking butt, Sean Bean hovering in the background and Europe as the backdrop with some of the most beautifulWhat's not to like, Ashley Judd kicking butt, Sean Bean hovering in the background and Europe as the backdrop with some of the most beautiful cities in the world. I expected to be well entertained and I was. Expand
  5. Apr 16, 2012
    5
    This is what i would call a 1-season show. Now don't get me wrong i don't mean it's going to cancelled, what i mean is; The title is MissingThis is what i would call a 1-season show. Now don't get me wrong i don't mean it's going to cancelled, what i mean is; The title is Missing and is all about a Mother trying to find her Son, I can't see how you can drag that out for 5 or 6 years and keep it focused on that. At some point their going to have to have her start working for the CIA again or something and solve their cases. There's nothing other than the mystery of "why" that would keep me watching. The action scenes are low quality, and everything in between isn't any better.
    How come in all TV and Film with situations like this, the mother/father/etc is supposedly 'emotionally compromised' and shouldn't take on this task yet they still do and is still much better than everyone else involved? I can see how even though she's been out of the CIA for a good few years she would still be a skilled combatant but given that she's 'emotionally compromised' and everyone else involved has been in active service for the last few years I can't see how she doesn't get severely injured more often.
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  6. Mar 16, 2012
    3
    "Missing" is so ridiculously over the top with Ashley Judd as some soccer-mom cum killer agent. She's a weird (and failed) mashup of Martha"Missing" is so ridiculously over the top with Ashley Judd as some soccer-mom cum killer agent. She's a weird (and failed) mashup of Martha Stewart and La Femme Nikita. So many plot and enduring-wardrobe holes that I'm sure the van that took her son drove back and forth through them. It was an easy delete decision and should be an easy early-cancel decision too. Expand
  7. Mar 24, 2012
    0
    Do you think a Menopausal Woman is better than a man for this part?

    I donâ

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