Thursday, August 23, 2007

Rewinding Kidnapped

Last fall one of the new shows on my plate was Kidnapped, but it was cancelled after only 5 episodes. I was disappointed, because I'd just been getting into it, but I sort of forgot about it until this summer, when NBC decided to air the 8 remaining unaired episodes at a random early-morning timeslot. My DVR caught them for me so I decided that I might as well finish them out.

And it's good. It's really good.

Now I don't remember a lot of the details from the episodes that did air the first time around and my DVR seems to have cut off the first few and last few minutes of each episode (which is super annoying), but it's engrossing enough regardless. There's really a lot of good acting and storytelling on the show. But with the knowledge that the show is dead and going nowhere, I think the main thing I got out of watching these episodes are some actor revelations:

1. Jeremy Sisto. Probably because his character on Six Feet Under, Billy, was so creepy and unstable, but I've always been sort of immune to his supposed charms. But now I totally get why people think he's hot. Which is really funny because on Kidnapped he has this unkempt air about him, with stubbly facial hair and a wardrobe of drab hoodies under a beat-up leather jacket. But it's hot! He also showed up this week on My Boys as the one gut that makes our tomboy heroine PJ turn into a giggly girly girl. I can see why!

2. M├Ądchen Amick. I don't know what it is with the roles that she plays but I cannot stand her. And her appearances on the show just confirmed that.

3. Dana Delaney. Another actress that I generally can't stand (HATED her appearance on Battlestar Galactica last year) but actually I was totally okay with her here.

4. Timothy Hutton. I don't recognize this guy from anything else but apparently he won an Oscar when he was only 20 years old. I kind of like him...

1 comment:

vance said...

I never really got Jeremy Sisto either (again, probably also for 6FU) but I sort of started to see why after My Boys this week but it's not like he is the most likely of candidates for the hot guy swooney role yet he keeps getting them. I wonder what blackmail stuff he has on casting agents around town?