How Twitter reacted to The Missing starring James Nesbitt

The heart-wrenching BBC1 thriller about the father of a child who disappears pulled in nearly six million viewers and saw strong reactions on the social networking site

The story of the disappearance of a young child on a family holiday was always going to be a haunting watch for parents and non-parents alike, but BBC1’s The Missing starring James Nesbitt as grieving father Tony, drew in an impressive six million viewers yesterday evening.

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Twitter was also brimming with feverish discussion of the thriller. Here’s a round-up of what viewers had to say.

Some found it almost too harrrowing…

But most were hooked…

There were a flurry of tweets declaring that this could be the one of the most exciting new series in a long time.

And that it was the new Broadchurch…

There was even a tweet from one viewer in Germany, roughly translated as: having seen part one of BBC series The Missing, I’m wondering why we don’t have such exciting series at home.

Some users were concerned the drama wouldn’t be able to keep up the suspense over eight episodes.

But most were already desperate for the second instalment…

It’s fair to say the haunting, compelling and nightmare-ish first episode lived up to the hype – let’s see whether episode two next Tuesday can match this week’s success…

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The Missing continues on Tuesday at 9:00pm on BBC1