The Missing: Season 1 (2014 - 2015)


Season 1
The Missing

Critics Consensus

The Missing turns a common premise into a standout thriller with heartfelt, affecting performances.



Critic Ratings: 32


Audience Score

User Ratings: 745
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Air date: Nov 15, 2014
Air date: Nov 22, 2014
Air date: Nov 29, 2014
Air date: Dec 6, 2014
Air date: Dec 13, 2014
Air date: Dec 20, 2014
Air date: Jan 3, 2015
Air date: Jan 10, 2015

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Psychological thriller about a father's years-long quest to find his 5-year-old son who disappeared during a family holiday in France.

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Critic Reviews for The Missing Season 1

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (22)

There have been an awful lot of movies and shows about lost children, but The Missing elevates the familiar dynamic to a new level with a gut wrenching mystery.

Nov 17, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

I liked it enough to want to know how it ends. I'll likely watch the whole thing, but it's one of those shows that has elements that are tough to take, and I'd understand if some potential audience members gave it a miss.

Nov 17, 2014 | Full Review…

The Missing is a closed-end series, promising a conclusion at the end of its eight episodes. Painful as that journey may be, the show and these actors hit all the notes that make us want to come along.

Nov 14, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Missing... is sometimes grueling to watch. But it earns a place in haunting crime drama next to the recent Broadchurch and Top of the Lake.

Nov 14, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It is a riveting, heartbreaking, fascinating drama, taking a subject that could easily have been turned into a Lifetime TV Movie melodrama and making it real with its subtle, character-driven grace notes and the breakneck speed of its elaborate plotting.

Nov 14, 2014 | Full Review…

What sets "The Missing" apart from shows like "Gracepoint" is, coincidentally, the grace with which it carries its story.

Nov 14, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Tony's (Nesbitt) first scene is powerful, we see he has been broken down by past events... The script by brothers, Harry and Jack Williams, is complex and well-thought out.

Oct 3, 2019 | Full Review…

I didn't expect the final episode to be such a mixture of neat endings and open-ended misery.

Aug 14, 2017 | Full Review…

A skepticism toward institutions, both international and domestic, never gets specific enough to become hard-hitting criticism. I'd rather watch a bricklayer at his job; at least he won't pretend there's a larger moral point to his work.

Feb 16, 2017 | Full Review…

The Missing is a fascinating, unique, and ambitious piece of storytelling that one can't help but get engrossed in.

Apr 13, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Trodding a timeworn path for television drama, The Missing is nonetheless exquisitely affecting and positively addictive.

Nov 17, 2014 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

"Nothing is certain," a detective reminds Tony. Maybe not, except for The Missing's ability to keep viewers riveted through each shocking twist.

Nov 14, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Missing: Season 1

  • Jun 11, 2019
    I really enjoyed the mystery of this season.
  • Aug 15, 2017
    Excellent, gripping series.
  • Apr 23, 2017
    I would take off more than half a star for the vague ending, but I realize their message is important without the conclusive ending I needed. Life is short, beaultiful, precious, unkind and unpredictable. Still, I do not like a cliffhanger when there is nothing to see next week or season. Grrrrr
  • Feb 16, 2017
    Brilliant. The writers have crafted a very clever, enthralling and all too realistic storyline about children taken by reprehensible people. The characters are fleshed out with depth; you feel the pain, fear, horror, frustrations each one feels for their situation. And excellent casting and performances all around. But special notice goes to the brilliant work of Tcheky Karyo and James Nesbitt. Baptiste is my hero.
  • Dec 06, 2016
    Babtiste A star, love the series love the acting, love the thought that's been put in to this can't wait for the next
  • Sep 09, 2016
    This series is one of the finest whodunits in modern times. You know there is something to that little stick figure with big ears, and that Tony may find him. James Nesbitt gives the performance of his career. I am pleasantly surprised that BBC could bring it all together so brilliantly. The inspector Baptiste is such good back up for Tony, and his wife/ ex- is well developed to 'come back to the world' after a tragedy. Many brilliantly done episodes add up to an amazing tale with quite an ending. Many awards, and well deserved. My hats off to you.
  • Sep 01, 2016
    Gripping, powerful, suspense series that follows a parent's worst nightmare that lasts eight years for one parent, but will become a life obsession for the other. Wonderful script and acting keeps you on the edge of your seat and makes you feel for the parents going through this torture that for one, will be everlasting. Like Greek tragedies, this series carries you along with its final catharsis.
  • Oct 29, 2015
    Fantastic UK thriller...cannot wait for Season 2!
  • Apr 13, 2015
  • Apr 12, 2015
    Amazingly written, emotionally intense... watch at your own risk!

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