Review: BBC America’s “Thirteen”

BBC America's Thirteen

Jodie Comer on Thirteen / Screencap: BBC via YouTube

Where ABC's The Family did not invoke confidence, BBC America's Thirteen 
proves that a show set around a missing child's return can be enthralling.


Cast-wise, ABC’s The Family was impressive. Starring Joan Allen (Room), Rupert Graves (Sherlock), Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights), Alison Pill (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) and Andrew McCarthy (Pretty in Pink), the show aired mid-season for twelve episodes before the network announced its cancellation in May.
Having stuck it out for a pilot and a half, every show needs a few attention-grabbing hooks. The problem with The Family was it was all hooks, no answers, and a lot of frustrating characters.

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