A teenager finds out she was abducted as a toddler and returns to her biological family.
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Kathryn Prescott ...  Carter Stevens 36 episodes, 2014-2015
Cynthia Watros ...  Elizabeth Wilson 36 episodes, 2014-2015
Anna Jacoby-Heron ...  Taylor Wilson 36 episodes, 2014-2015
Alex Saxon ...  Max 36 episodes, 2014-2015
Zac Pullam ...  Grant Wilson / ... 35 episodes, 2014-2015
Alexis Denisof ...  David Wilson 31 episodes, 2014-2015
Jesse Henderson ...  Gabe 29 episodes, 2014-2015
Vanessa Morgan ...  Bird 27 episodes, 2014-2015
Milena Govich ...  Lori Stevens 24 episodes, 2014-2015
Caleb Ruminer ...  Cameron 'Crash' Mason / ... 19 episodes, 2014-2015
Eddie Matos ...  Kyle Medeiros 18 episodes, 2014-2015
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Carter Stevens is a 17 year old girl who's just had her whole world turned upside down! She has just found out that she was abducted when she was only 3 years old, and the mother she knew and loved was her kidnapper! She now needs to adapt to a new family, new surroundings, new friends, and a new life. It's not easy finding out everything you knew was all a big lie. Written by Erica Adina Amaral

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great concept, bad execution gets worst and worst
30 January 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Carter Stevens (Kathryn Prescott) is shocked with the discovery that her mother Lori (Milena Govich) is actually her abductor. Carter was born Lyndon Wilson to Elizabeth (Cynthia Watros) and David Wilson (Alexis Denisof). Her birth family includes fraternal twin Taylor (Anna Jacoby-Heron) and younger brother Grant (Zac Pullam). Max (Alex Saxon) is an old friend from her life with Lori who falls for Taylor.

This is a great concept. The idea is heart-breaking and full of potential. After the pilot, I was ready to give it an eight. This is why I wait for serial TV shows to end before doing a review. This show takes some crazy and horrible turns. First thing first, I thought Megan Prescott would play Kathryn's fraternal twin. I'm guessing Megan has quit acting. It's too bad because they were great in Skins. Her new TV family struck me as being wrong. Taylor looks so different from Carter. That basic problem leads the show down a rabbit hole of bad convoluted writing. After finding Carter, I would think it's standard procedure to do a DNA test. None of the writing about her origin makes any sense. So the overarching concept turns from a great original idea into a unmitigated mess.

As for the teen melodrama, I love Max. He is the only character worth rooting for. Taylor and him is the only compelling couple. Carter simply has horrible taste in boys. None of them are interesting. One can see the douche in them right from the start. It makes Carter look bad. It becomes a chore to care about her relationships. At first, I though the show was setting Max up as her longterm relationship. I'm fine with Max going with Taylor. That leaves Carter with an empty spot that is never filled.


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8 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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