Turns out one of the best new shows of 2006 was Kidnapped, the serialized story of a snatched New York City rich kid that NBC pulled from its schedule after only five episodes a crime nearly as heinous as the one in the show. Seeing all 13 episodes on DVD...holy cow, what prime-time viewers missed! Great, gnarly performances by Timothy Hutton and Dana Delany as the wealthy but scrappily tough parents of the victim (Will Denton), and playing the guys most involved in solving the crime Jeremy Sisto (Six Feet Under) and Delroy Lindo as perfect hard-boiled, screwed-up heroes. Plus, they never got to see Giancarlo Esposito as a pitiless internal-affairs cop, or the full flowering of Mykelti Williamson's bodyguard character, or Tom Noonan (Manhunter, Heat) as an eerily quiet, sadistic murderer interrogating Sisto in a most painful manner. Created by Jason Smilovic, who worked on the also underrated Karen Sisco (2003), Kidnapped slithers more insidiously than a rattlesnake; nearly everyone had his or her motives or curses. You think the case is wrapped up in episode 12 then you watch No. 13. It' s a killer.