No spoilers after the break.
Oh for fuck’s sake …
If it hadn’t been for Julien Baptiste (excellently portrayed by Tchéky Karyo) …
… I would have bailed on this series early on.
If you’ve seen the first season of Forbrydelsen, imagine the series focusing on the distraught parents. They’re the central characters, not Sarah Lund. Could you imagine how exhausting that would be to watch?
Well that’s basically what The Missing is. Really, how much of this …
… do you think you could stand?
Having stuck with it, I have to say the final episode was in turns surprising, annoying, and brilliant.
And it probably explains many people who go missing.
Still, frankly, I’m relieved that it’s finally all over!
If the producers ever want to do a series I’d be really interested to watch, make Julien Baptiste the center of it!
I recommend this series just to watch him. The parents — despite the great acting — just got on my nerves. Not their fault.