After watching the pilot episode, I immediately liked the premise for the show despite the fact there were several scenes that more than likely would OR, could not EVER have possibly been allowed to take place had this been a real life event. However, I was easily able to overlook that fact & enjoy the show simply because....this is NOT a real life event. It IS, however, just a fictitional story meant to be played out on your tv screens in approximately 42 minute increments per week. It'll be interesting to see just how the writers for Hostages plan to continue this storyline, keep up with the current level of suspense, keep as many of the same main actors/actresses involved and, do all of this without bogging down or dragging out any of the original story,
Being a writer myself, I can't even begin to imagine how it could be done without the show falling apart so, I'm definitely going to keep watching this one! Although the first two episodes were a bit on the slow side in the suspense department; starting with episode 3, that begins to change. And with Episode 4, titled: "2:45PM" , I literally was biting my bottom lip as I sat on the edge of my seat! So, if you watched the first episode or two and felt it too boring, give it another chance. I recommend watching at least 4 episodes before giving up on the show. It really does get much better.