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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Action drama mixes motherhood and bloody violence.

TV ABC Drama 2012
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age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+

High Intreuge Must See

Missing shows the high impact of a mothers love for her son who has been abducted while attending college in Italy. It is believed tha her son was possibly abducted because of dealing with or knowing about illegal drug trade going on while he is attending school. This program has an awesome sense suspention, drama, and action all roled into a very dynamic drama.

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Great role models
age 11+


well me and my 12 "yes you read that right 12 " year old brother just finished watching this show and we both absolutley loved it action packed fun for the both of us and we will ceartinly watch for weeks to come oh yea this show is extreamly vilolent so you may not want to let very small chilodren watch alone or even at all but otherwise great show

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

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Missing tells a rather traditional story about a mother doing anything to help her child, but it does so by offering an action-packed drama that revolves around the secret world of international intelligence. The result is a heroine whose empowerment comes from her determination, strategic thinking, and superhero-like ability to withstand lots of violent attacks with minimal injury. It also presents motherhood as both a benefit and a hindrance when it comes to getting the job done.

While Missing offers some of the suspense that you'd expect from this type of show, Becca's awkward transitions between being a cold and calculating field agent and a desperate mother lead to some uncomfortable, over-the-top melodramatic moments. The result is a show that's entertaining but that leaves you wondering who it's trying to appeal to.

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