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By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Meaty mystery good for grown-ups.

TV Fox Drama 2006
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With lots of characters and many possible angles for the narrative to pursue, Vanished -- like Lost and 24 -- is designed to hook viewers quickly. Just a few of the many puzzle pieces: The senator's teenaged son is hiding his relationship with his mother from his father. The senator's daughter has a shady boyfriend who may be involved in her stepmother's disappearance. A positive pregnancy test turns up in Sara Collins' bedroom. And a man from Sara's secret past returns. It's all very titillating, and with high quality acting and production, it's worth following.

Vanished's creator, Josh Berman, was formerly an executive producer of CSI, which explains some of the visual similarities between the two shows. Also like CSI, Vanished's content is adult, with highly sexual scenes and dead, bloody bodies. Some older teens may be able to handle it, but parents will probably want to preview it first.

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