DVD Review: Hostages
A more honest, and more entertaining opening line for Hostages would have been something like this: Hi, I’m Dylan McDermott and I’ve been horribly miscast. But a show with a plot line that see’s terrorists kidnap the family of a surgeon who is about to operate on the President of the United States as a way to assassinate said President is on rocky ground way before you realise that just about every character has been miss-cast.
The show, which wants us to leap into 15 riveting episodes, promises us that we will hang on for the ride of our lives. Sadly the show’s ridiculous premise and muddled plot that lacks focus or any real desire to even encourage us to empathise with any of the characters, has less excitement that catching the train to Britomart. It’s a show that pretty much just goes through a check list of cliches and does it by the numbers, resulting in a bland story that essentially sucks your life away, one hour at a time.
You have been warned.