A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series claims to want to assist the families of missing persons, but this message is often lost in the sensational way their stories are told.
Positive Role Models
Beth Holloway is an outspoken advocate for the families of missing persons, and is openly compassionate towards them, though she's not a skilled TV personality.
Violence & Scariness
Violence and alleged violent acts (kidnapping, beatings, murder, etc.), as they relate to the victims, are frequently discussed.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Alleged sexual assaults are discussed.
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Occasional profanity is fully bleeped.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Natalee Holloway was thought to have been drunk and/or purposely drugged when she disappeared.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this dramatic docuseries discusses missing persons cases against the backdrop of the highly-publicized 2005 disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway. It contains discussions about potentially violent and/or deadly criminal acts, as well as actual video footage of victims before their disappearance, and of people allegedly associated with their disappearance. Occasional strong language is fully bleeped. Despite its TV-PG rating, the series is not intended for kids. Older and/or more sensitive viewers may also find what is discussed here disturbing.
Is It Any Good?
Like America's Most Wanted, the series attempts to serve families who are being victimized by the disappearance and/or loss of their loved ones by using television as a way to generate information about cases to resolve and bring closure to the people involved. With the help of the show's website, it also offers tips and other information designed to help people keep safe from potential predators.
The show's focus on theories and speculation rather than concrete facts (which are often unavailable) makes it seem more sensational than informative. Holloway's continuous references to her own efforts to uncover the truth behind her daughter's 2005 disappearance, combined with her obvious inexperience as a television host and interviewer, also contributes to the show's tabloid-like nature. As a result, it's a little too easy to lose sight of the positive things the series' creators are trying to accomplish.
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