Laddy 15 Jul 2006 The premise is totally implausible. That said. Wow! What a great yarn setup this is. David Nutter delivered an excellent action-packed pilot. While the leads are relatively unknown actors, they do a pretty good job. The names are the supporting actors, character actors Wm. Sadler and Steven Culp. Viola Davis is on board as well. This would be a good movie. Whether it works as a TV series is a different question. I just wonder whether these series meta-arc grand mysteries are going to burn themselves out. We already have Prison Break and Lost. For the coming season, add Runaway, Traveler, Vanished, Kidnapped, The Nine, and probably Six Degrees. There may be more that I'm not recalling. I think 24 works because the arc seems to cover a season and not a series, although there are certainly links from one season to the next at times. There is action and a payoff. One of the reasons I don't pay a lot of attention to Lost and to an extent Prison Break, is because I don't feel I get much of a payoff by watching. Lost just bores me at times and I definitely think they have no idea where the show is headed. I have a feeling, the same is true of Prison Break. At least they admit they just make stuff up as they go along on 24. Each season they get a chance to re-rack the table which is a plus. For these grand meta-arc mysteries, if you miss a single episode, it's sometimes difficult to watch the next and understand what the heck's going on. I think the nets ultimately are going to have a problems if they load their scheds with these types, since these shows don't repeat well and they need additional programming to fill the gaps. Also once a viewer drops out, the chances of getting them back seems remote.