THE MISSING Finale Recap: “Til Death”

     January 11, 2015

When The Missing‘s finale aired in the U.K. a few weeks ago, there was an uproar over the ending.  Was it clear?  Was it ambiguous?  As I said last week, The Missing‘s true ending was in “Return to Eden.”  That is where …

THE MISSING Recap: “Return to Eden”

     January 3, 2015

The Missing‘s penultimate episode, “Return to Eden,” laid the groundwork beautifully for its finale, but also took time to visually reconsider all that has come before.  In the cold open, another child is abducted, close to where Oliver had been.  …

THE MISSING Recap: “Concrete”

     December 20, 2014

With every new episode, The Missing proves itself to be an atypical crime series.  “Concrete” showed the grey areas in murkier ways than the show has ever dared before, with not just Tony but Julien being brought into a questionable light.  But Julien asks …

THE MISSING Recap: “Molly”

     December 13, 2014

In its fifth episode, The Missing revealed so many things that it felt like the investigation was really getting somewhere.  And yet, by the end of the hour, there’s a cold realization that (for the most part), further knowledge of Oliver’s disappearance …

THE MISSING Recap: “Gone Fishing”

     December 6, 2014

One aspect of The Missing that I haven’t yet mentioned is that it is yet another entry to the “one director” trend on TV that has yielded exceptional results.  Others have included True Detective (Cary Fukunaga) and The Knick (Stephen Soderbergh); like True Detective, The Missing also features the …

THE MISSING Recap: “Episode Three”

     November 29, 2014

Things continue to progress and deepen in both of The Missing‘s timelines, but as was the case with its premiere, the final seconds are what created the most horror and the most promise.  The search for Oliver continues in earnest both …

THE MISSING Recap: “Episode Two”

     November 22, 2014

In its second episode, The Missing continued the taught and emotional storytelling of its first.  “Episode Two” also showed that the series is not looking for quick answers, and yet, it still (thanks to its dual timeline) moves at a very fast …

THE MISSING Series Premiere Recap: “Eden”

     November 15, 2014

In recent months, Starz has introduced a slate of both scripted (Outlander) and reality series (The Chair) that should make viewers sit up and take notice.  The Missing, an 8-part miniseries collaboration with the BBC, seems poised to continue the trend.  …