The story of the taking of the teenage son (Will Denton) of a wealthy
What the series does have going for it is a top-drawer cast, headed by
In other words, it's not "Vanished." For instance:
We know who the bad guy is. He's played by
There's a palpable sense of place. "Kidnapped" is filmed on location in New York, and even in two episodes the show has already made good use of numerous locations in the city. As befits a show about a wide-ranging search for a missing boy, the characters are outside quite a bit, and being in the actual place just makes things feel more real in a way that the L.A.-based "Vanished's" overhead shots of Atlanta don't.
Jeremy Sisto is a badass. That may sound like an odd thing to say, particularly if you're familiar with his
It all adds up to a good, solid thriller that does enough character work to make you care about whether the victim, who looks to be a bright, resourceful kid, is ever reunited with his family. "Kidnapped" will have to keep on its toes, though, because saddled with a deeply incompatible lead-in (