Vanished: I knew it was going to be silly

Vanished, currently airing in the US Mondays on Fox and popping up on Five US come October, is going to be very, very silly, I’ve found out.
Ostensibly an investigation into the kidnapping of a US senator’s wife, there were hints in the first episode that a certain amount of silliness was going to manifest itself. But never in my wildest dreams did I imagine they’d have the balls to try this particular piece of “mallet to the back of the head” creativity.
Full details are over on CSI Files if you want to spoil yourself. Go on: it might help you make up your mind on whether you’d like to watch the show or not.
Second episode potted review: not as interesting as the first episode, just as predictable (bar a couple of minor surprises), but not quite as mind-numbingly stupid as the first episode either. Third-episode verdict next week.