So you can see how The Missing is right up my alley. This TV series is told in the present timeframe and 2006 when the boy went missing. Let me just say this first. It's not like the horrible series, Lost with the use of flashbacks. This one's just simple storytelling in 2 timeframe. (I think there's one more timeframe but that one's not so significant) In case you haven't watched this show, I won't give anything away. Just that it has some brilliant red herring. You've got to pay attention. It's also not a whodunit. So don't try to guess who took Olly.
James Nesbitt plays the father who never gave up looking for his boy. He's a pretty good actor. He brought tears to my eyes several times. And so much hurt and grief in that face!
Tchéky Karyo plays the lead detective in charge of the case. He gives off this comforting vibe. Plus the accent! I think if I need a detective, he'll be my number one choice.
So I officially have two new TV crushes.
Unfortunately, the ending of The Missing sucks. I mean, wtf, wtf, WTF!!! Why is the father in Russia? Who's the Russian boy? Wait. Come back, TV writers. Don't leave us hanging. The ending is missing!
Yep, you have to decide for yourself what you want to believe. Cop out. Still, it's worth watching.