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There are plenty of shows out there on television for the non-committal. You can have your pick of the litter when it comes to the Law & Order empire, or quite a few shows about cops and robbers or doctors and lawyers. “Without a Trace” season two, continues as it began one year prior, with stand-alone episodes in which someone is missing. Sometimes they are found, sometimes they are found dead, and sometimes there is an all-too precious family and friend’s reunion before the final credits that could make the hardest of hearts go pitter-patter. As we reach for that ending, we encounter many things in the course of an episode. Anthony Lapaglia stares blankly and often mumbles (though sometimes he yells, too). We like him despite this. Then there’s Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Enrique Murciano, Poppy Montgomery, Eric Close and the rest of the lot. Everyone is fairly severe, letting only a few morsels of sarcasm seep in. Despite the heavy nature of the show, it doesn’t take itself quite as seriously as say “24” (I still think they need a court jester on that one). There seems to be a quota of personal information about these characters that’s allowed to slip out in a 42-minute period. There is a sly reference to an after-work drink or a suspicious moment of soft hand touching, and it’s all such a tease. The success of this show, however, all comes down to the fact that people love a good kidnapping. Plus, it’s got great production value care of Jerry Bruckheimer and company (even if they use that curvy “New York” street a bit too much – must be the only backlot available to them). Other shows this past year didn’t fare so well in the same genre. Poor “Kidnapped,” gave it the ol’ college try. So did “Vanished” over on FOX, but they didn’t quite deliver. The DVDs of “Without a Trace” are great to have on-hand, although they don’t elicit that addictive need to click onto the next episode immediately. Nonetheless, it’s juicy television, and one to check out – if only a little bit at a time.