Who remembers the legal thriller “Double Jeopardy,” starring Tommy Lee Jones and Ashley Judd? I do, but it’s literally about the only film I remember Judd ever doing. Sure, a quick look at her IMDB page will prove she’s been in loads of other films, but titles like Twisted and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood just didn’t stick out to me as particularly familiar. Apparently though, she also had a lead role in the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson starrer The Tooth Fairy, so there’s that. My point is, Ashley Judd is a reasonably recognizable star, but for what reason, I’m not entirely sure. And as all reasonably recognizable stars who really aren’t tend to do these days (we’re looking at you, Maria Bello, star of this season’s already-cancelled “Prime Suspect”), Ashley Judd has taken the lead role in a brand-new ABC television series, “Missing.” The hour-long series stars Judd as a mom and former CIA agent whose 18-year-old son is abducted in Rome. Judd’s character immediately takes it upon herself to find her son, without the assistance of police or even former CIA colleagues.

The show cannot be marked down for having a slow pace, since the whole basis of the show is set up within the first 10 minutes. Judd’s crazy, killer mama-bear character arrives on the scene of the abduction by minute 10, and what ensues over the course of the rest of the pilot is nonstop action, as she beats down anyone and everyone who stands in her way. And there are a lot of people standing in her way, from the group that abducted her son to the CIA, who are trying to stop her bloody rampage.

Now, let’s start with the positives. The best thing about the pilot is the appearance of Judd’s onscreen husband during a flashback scene at the beginning of the episode. The scene lasts less than five minutes and features the husband’s death when his car explodes. The son, here only eight years old, witnesses the explosion. The reason this scene is so awesome is solely because the man playing the husband is none other than Sean Bean, a British actor famous for playing characters that are always, in one way or another, killed. Here it is especially satisfying, as he literally lasts only four minutes before meeting his inevitable doom. Go ahead: Just YouTube “Sean Bean dies” and you can find loads of clips of him dying, in everything from Lord of the Rings to James Bond. Anyways, that’s it. That’s the positive, the one and only positive about the show. Sean Bean dying. There’s where all the fun is. After that, the program becomes close to unwatchable.

Ashley Judd seems very uncommitted to the role, simply passing through the motions in about as rote a way as possible. Maybe she’s a bad actress; maybe this isn’t the right sort of part for her; I don’t know. I’d ask a fan of hers how fitting they think this role is for her, but odds are, I wouldn’t actually be able to find a fan of hers. Seriously, ABC, is Ashley Judd really the biggest movie star you could get for a by-the-numbers thriller? Shows like these need talent in front of the camera to help elevate the quality and our interest. Judd wholly fails on both counts. And when I say “by-the-numbers,” I really do mean that there is absolutely nothing in this show that you haven’t seen in any thriller movie or TV show you’ve ever watched.

There are no plot twists (those are probably being saved for the season finale, if the show even makes it that far without getting axed), and Judd’s character just moves from one fight scene to the next. Watching this show, you will find yourself saying things like “Oh look, she’s entered her son’s apartment in Rome and, holy cow, an assassin happens to be checking in on the place at that exact moment and now the two are fighting! Gee, I wonder who will win!” and “Oh look, she found her son’s girlfriend in a club, but a group of assassins have showed up and she is going to die. But wait, she escaped them all and, darn, she’s returned to the club only to find that the girlfriend is dead. Imagine the bad luck! Can you believe it?!”

The point is, there is never any danger felt in the show — who actually thinks Ashley Judd will be killed off? — and that makes things incredibly boring. Sure, the same can be said of shows like “24,” where you know Jack Bauer won’t ever actually die, but at least in “24,” there’s tension and the supporting cast is large and engaging. (The entire supporting cast for “Missing” is just one top-level CIA agent who is both hunting down and helping Ashley Judd’s character.) In addition, at least “24” is significantly more plausible than “Missing,” and if you’ve ever seen the former, this sentence will help you comprehend just how implausible Judd’s show is.

Thus, overall, I’ll have to give “Missing” one out of five stars. It’s boring, it drags on, it’s stupid, it’s very predictable and who is Ashley Judd? Why do I care to see her show if she’s not even a good actress? And you shouldn’t, either. “Missing” is worth missing. And by the way, I would have given this show a zero, but any series that allows Sean Bean the opportunity to do what he does best — die onscreen — deserves at least one star.

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