A child under 5 years of age, his family decided to take him for a summer vacation in northern France. Unfortunately, on their way, the car broke down and searched for a place to spend the night. They found a small town nearby and decided to spend the night there. There was one of the pubs to broadcast a World Cup match. The father and the son went to watch it, but what happened next was the worst of their car crash and the breakdown of their trip,the son was lost.
I liked it enough to want to know how it ends. I'll likely watch the whole thing, but it's one of those shows that has elements that are tough to take, and I'd understand if some potential audience members gave it a miss.
It is a riveting, heartbreaking, fascinating drama, taking a subject that could easily have been turned into a Lifetime TV Movie melodrama and making it real with its subtle, character-driven grace notes and the breakneck speed of its elaborate plotting.
The Missing is a closed-end series, promising a conclusion at the end of its eight episodes. Painful as that journey may be, the show and these actors hit all the notes that make us want to come along.
A skepticism toward institutions, both international and domestic, never gets specific enough to become hard-hitting criticism. I'd rather watch a bricklayer at his job; at least he won't pretend there's a larger moral point to his work.