Medium 7 Seasons 2009

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Allison's dreams of someone killing her family put her on the trial of a drug cartel assassin, while an illness puts her life in jeopardy.

Starring:
Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval
Runtime:
44 minutes
Original air date:
June 1, 2009

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This show has a likable, great cast.
Roz Frasier
They are a part of Allison's life and they become real to the viewer.
barry
Medium is one of the best shows on TV.
Mike Penn

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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Roz Frasier on September 10, 2009
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This show has a likable, great cast. I honestly keep forgetting that Patricia Arquette is acting. She is so convincing that it's hard not to take the character of Allison seriously, instead of "what a loon." I'm a mom and it's WONDERFUL to see someone who looks like a mom instead of glamourous star with tons of makeup. Joe and Allison have real fights. Joe isn't perfect. Allison isn't perfect. Their marriage deals with faith and trust in each other, broken cars, losing jobs, taking kids to the doctor, etc. I love the family relationships. The kids act like, well, normal kids. Is anyone else tired of "super-brainy," mouthy brats being promoted on TV?

The DA, lead detective, and deputy mayor make up the other side of Allison's life. Another great ensemble! All three are down to earth and none fit into the usual niches of their roles. The DA doesn't act like a law book. The lead detective doesn't act like Starsky or Hutch. The deputy mayor is both logical and calming. They're intriguing characters and I would like to hear more of their stories, too.

I was SO glad that CBS picked up "Medium!" I am hoping that CBS will do a better job in promoting this little gem filled with a new mystery every week. With NBC and its crazy scheduling, I missed the first couple of episodes before I knew that it was back on the air. Never got to see reruns during the summer--I hope that changes.

I've purchased the first four seasons and am looking forward to this release!
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By J. Fernandez on June 3, 2009
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Medium is definitely one of the best acted and written shows on television. Recently, NBC, canceled this series, which makes no sense whatsoever considering it still has great ratings, but not to fear, CBS in all it's infinite wisdom picked up the show from NBC, and will be airing it after Ghost Whisperer on Fridays! Now the show will definitely get the props and attention it deserves, because it truly is one of the best shows on television. If you haven't seen an episode of Medium, I suggest it highly, because it is definitely one of the best written and acted shows on television! This past season was absolutely excellent, and the last episode of this season was just absolutely incredible! This is Must See TV!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MKG on February 18, 2010
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I love this show. The writing is fabulous the stories range from touching, scary, funny, to realistic. The premise, of a medium having the support of professionals (the DA and a detective) to utilize her unique gifts to help victims works. That someone who died a victim could communicate with the living to prevent another person from becoming the next victim would be wonderful, that they cared enough to do it is a powerful idea.

I suppose the most enchanting part of this show is that although it deals with the paranormal which is "out there" it feels less out there than most shows. That's because the characters look & feel like real people: overweight, skinny, tall, short, good moods, bad mood, good parenting, fights, it's all there. The family scenes really pull the show together, even though the show revolves around brutal, horrible crimes it isn't overwhelming because there is so much interplay with the family. It gives the viewer and the characters the foundation to puzzle out the obtuse messages from the "departed".

I am so glad it's been picked up for another season and I'm amazed that after 5 seasons the writing and acting still feel fresh.
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful By D. Bryan on June 24, 2009
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See, here's the thing I don't get about US TV. Being a Brit, we only get treated to hand-me-downs of your shows: the UK networks wait to see what is hot before buying it and showing it 9 or 12 months late. But we sit down at a regular time, commit 22-25 weeks of our lives to getting involved in the (fictional) lives of the characters, sharing their emotions as well as their adventures, and then some US network exec, in an office remote from production, says "We've had enough of that" and the whole thing is canned!
Never mind it wins Emmys, never mind the wishes of the viewers, if the network wants to take this decision - however half-baked - we've got to put up with it.
It's fantastic news that CBS is finally airing its own product, but this again begs the question "Why didn't they show it all along?"
The simple fact is that the big corporations are interested in the "Bottom Line". If their only involvement with a show is buying it and selling the air time for a profit, then their plans are going to be influenced by the advertisers' needs and budgets, not the viewers' wishes or the producers' and writers' plans.
As broadband speeds and bandwidths both increase, TV networks around the world will be looking anxiously over their shoulders. Why? Because handled correctly, and I admit that's a big assumption, TV via computer, with its view anytime, pay for exactly what you want to see ethos, will give more power to the show producers and their audiences.
Already small independent companies are selling their own advertising time directly, and the audiences are willingly handing over their pounds and dollars to watch their output.
As the bigger companies wake up to this phenomenon, perhaps excellent shows such as Medium will find themselves less likely to be hostages of fortune to the caprice and whims of NBC, CBS and so on.
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