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Crisis Series Premiere Review: Totally Ridiculous, But Not as Bad as You'd Think

NBC's new hostage drama is so ludicrous and silly that it might actually work.   Read More... //www.tv.com/shows/crisis/community/post/crisis-series-premiere-review-totally-ridiculous-but-not-as-bad-as-youd-think-139499421634/

Crisis: TV Review

No crisis here. Watch something else.              //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/7Tum44TA4G8/story01.htm

Review: A hostage 'Crisis' that might hold an NBC audience captive

Kidnapped kids, entitled parents, a D.C. dynamic and a newbie FBI agent combine for a promising suspense drama. With a busload of kidnapped high school students, a flock of powerful parents and a smattering of high-caliber stars, NBC's "Crisis," which premieres Sunday, seems prepared to do what CBS couldn't with "Hostages" — create a high-octane, character-driven suspense drama that is both familiar (newbie FBI agent up against emotionally charged odds) and unexpected (the point of the abduction is not clear). //feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/entertainment/news/tv/~3/8_c9YHvNHH8/la-et-st-crisis-review-20140315,0,5162501.story

Television Review: In ‘Crisis,’ on NBC, Children of Rich and Powerful Are Taken

“Crisis,” a new NBC series on Sunday, pivots on the kidnapping of the president’s son and other children of the rich and powerful.  Read More...   //rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640388/s/38333541/sc/7/l/0L0Snytimes0N0C20A140C0A30C150Carts0Ctelevision0Cin0Ecrisis0Eon0Enbc0Echildren0Eof0Erich0Eand0Epowerful0Eare0Etaken0Bhtml0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm

‘Crisis’ Review: You Are Ordered to Care About These People

NBC's new series “Crisis” is one of those shows that expects us to care about its characters because of their important titles: CEO, FBI Agent, First Son. But the pilot episode, which premieres Sunday, doesn't slow down enough to let us get to know its characters, or care much about whether they escape the thing in the title. The crisis is this: Bad guys abduct a busload of hyper-privileged high school kids. Their parents include the richest and most powerful people in the country, and the bad guys want them to do bad things to get their kids back. Okay…   Read More... //www.thewrap.com/crisis-review-ordered-care-people/

Crisis Review: The Bug is King

Ballard High School is a private school for the top elite in Washington, D.C., including the President's son. It's field trip day and they take a bus (yes, a regular bus -- a little surprising) with a Secret Service detail. At first,  Crisis  appeared to be a story about a bunch of rich kids who were kidnapped. But as the first hour unfolded, it became clear that it was about a whole lot more. This kidnapping wasn't about money and it wasn't about the parents' power. Both will play a role in how the individual ransom's play out, yet at the heart of it all is love and sacrifice. Read more:  //www.tvfanatic.com/2014/03/crisis-review-pilot/#ixzz2wcf1oH1D


Obviously, we here at IGN have been focusing on Gillian Anderson's role in NBC's new "action movie"-esque Crisis since we're all huge X-Files fans and love seeing her back on TV (and for those who haven't been watching her on Hannibal, shame on you). But Crisis really is a giant ensemble piece with several heroes, villains, and obstacles in play. Taking on a much broader scope than CBS' recent attempt at the "miniseries that feels like a 90s action potboiler," Hostages,  Crisis still borrows heavily from films like Toy Soldiers, Air Force One, and even modern-era actioners like Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down (if not just to let us know that these kind of movies are still getting made). But instead of having one central hero, there's a sprawling cast of players - all dealing with the shocking kidnapping of a school bus full of the sons and daughters of Washington D.C.'s elite power brokers, including the President's son. So yes, there is most definitely a hostage situation at the core of Crisis, but it plays a lot better than on Hostages. At least it does so far, from the look and feel of this fun, twisting pilot episode.  Read More... //www.ign.com/articles/2014/03/16/crisis-pilot-review