From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:
Link: Strong characters draws viewers into The Disappearance’s mystery
“We have a family drama here and what makes the show so good, in my opinion, is the interpersonal dynamics between these people. Regardless of subject matter, what I love is the relationships. For instance, the relationship between Helen and Luke is a relationship thatâ€™s not often depicted, one of divorced parents trying to make it work for the sake of the kid.” Continue reading.
From Bill Brioux of The Canadian Press:
Link: Peter Coyote on finding ‘the best writers’ have moved to television
There’s something about Peter Coyote’s voice that simply makes you listen.
The U.S. actor, having just narrated “The Vietnam War” for award-winning documentarian and frequent collaborator Ken Burns, sat with four journalists about a year ago on location at a campground outside Montreal to discuss his role in the six-part miniseries “The Disappearance,” a psychological thriller premiering Sunday on CTV. Continue reading.
From John Doyle of The Globe and Mail:
Link: The Disappearance and Ten Days in the Valley give two weirdly gripping takes on the missing-child genre
The six-episode series is certainly recommended but lacks the quiet intensity and precise, unfussy restraint ofÂ Cardinal, CTV’s most successful foray into original crime drama. As a twist on the disappeared-child genre template, it isn’t twisted enough. Continue reading.
From Heather M. of The Televixen:
Link: Director Peter Stebbings Previews CTVâ€™s The Disappearance
â€œThe scripts were sent to me and I devoured them. It took me a while because I kept reading forward and backwards trying to connect all the dots and out guess the story. I was hooked. I was smoking them like crack.â€ Continue reading.Â
From Brad Oswald of the Winnipeg Free Press:
Link: An uncomfortable story — told well
The Disappearance, which was shot in and around Montreal last year, does a credible job of locking viewers in by offering up a core group of characters whose various strained interactions and individual inner conflicts are allowed to develop at a steady tension-building pace. Continue reading.