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By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Violent serial drama lacks real suspense.

TV NBC Drama 2006
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draws obvious inspiration from the Emmy Award-winning drama 24, but it pales in comparison on almost every level. For one thing, the characters have potential but are ultimately vague and forgettable, and for another, the sluggish pacing fails to capture the sense of urgency the producers were shooting for. There may be salvation in the Cains' heavily guarded secrets, shocking truths that are kept from the audience and slowly parceled out as the series unfolds. But since Kidnapped doesn't do nearly enough to rope viewers in from the outset, there isn't much chance that they'll stick around to see how it all turns out.

Parents be warned: In addition to having adult themes, Kidnapped can also be very violent and bloody. The violence isn't constant, but when it pops up, it's graphic -- just one of the reasons this show is best for teens and up.

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