Medium 7 Seasons 2005

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Season 1
(126) IMDb 8/10
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1. Pilot TV-14 CC

Allison, a pre-law student and mother of three, discovers that she is able to help the helpless, but not by using her law books.

Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval
45 minutes
Original air date:
January 3, 2005

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I collect the dvd sets because of that fact.
The show is as much based on her family life as her medium work.
I think the show is very well cast and acted.
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89 of 96 people found the following review helpful By Phillip O. VINE VOICE on March 30, 2006
Format: DVD
Season One debuted in January 2005 and ran through May with a total of 16 episodes. Based on a true story, the series follows Allison DuBois, an assistant to a district attorney, who has psychic dreams and solves murders. This well-produced series features an intense stand-out performance by Patricia Arquette (a surprise Emmy winner for Best Actress) as well as clever and involving story lines. The only annoyances are an irritating husband who never wants to believe his wife's gift. After several episodes, you would think he would be wiser by now. The cutesy child actors are another burden to the script but at least the middle kid is often funny to watch.

Episodes are:

#1 - "Pilot" - Allison's husband Joe hopes to prove that Allison's visions are stress related by sending descriptions out to law enforcement agencies. To his surprise, one of Allison's dreams bears an eerie similarity to a Texas homicide case involving a 17-year-old murder suspect. Guest stars Arliss Howard.

#2 - "Suspicions and Certainties" - Allison finally gets a call from her old boss, D.A. Devalos, who needs her help in selecting a jury who will return the death penalty for a twisted murderer/rapist. Initially, she is certain of her power to do good, but Allison suffers a crisis of confidence when she suspects she's put the wrong man on death row.

#3 - "A Couple of Choices" - Devalos introduces Allison to Detective Lee Scanlon who has been trying to track down the person he believes murdered his sister and her husband whose deaths were ruled a murder/suicide.

#4 - "Night of the Wolf" - Allison is convinced that a murder witness is giving a false report to a sketch artist.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Kcorn TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 27, 2006
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Being somewhat of a disbeliever in psychic phenomena, I really avoided watching this show for awhile. That was my loss. What I didnt realize was that this show is for BELIEVERS AND NONBELIEVERS alike. You don't have to believe in psychics or mindreading abilities.

Because, let's face it: so many movies, from Batman to Lord of the Rings, depend on our suspension of belief, on our saying, "What if?" Medium is no different. If you believe, fine; if not, you can simply say, "What if? What if someone COULD read minds?"

And so I decided to go along with the premise and imagine what it WOULD be like for someone who had the psychic abilities Allison does. I also became involved in the details of her life, her family and how her job and home life intertwine. This isn't a series built around a "gimmick". It is a fully fleshed out show, one that gets more complex and interesting as time goes on.

The relationship between Allison and her husband is a bit edgy, not always smooth and harmonious. They clearly love each other but he becomes frustrated with her at times. After all, she has a habit of waking up from terrible dreams, often in the middle of the night,dreams warning her of some impending crisis - or perhaps giving her clues to solve a crime. In any case, she is always having visions and she is also quite sensitive. This leaves him baffled - and sometimes his anger comes out.

Her job and home life can't be kept separate. They intersect in all sorts of ways and it is this connection that gives the show real substance. At this point, I can't wait to see what happens next. Patricia Arquette seems to be more comfortable with her role as time goes on, seems to have a real sense of who Allison is. The show is a pleasure to watch.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Wayne Klein HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 15, 2006
Format: DVD
An exceptional series in a drab year "Medium" picks up the slack for the cancelled "Tru Calling". Emmy winner Patricia Arquette plays Allison DuBois who is studying for her law degree and interning at the D.A.'s office in Arizona. She has scary dreams. Many times these dreams come true or she'll see people long dead that she's never met and they'll tell her something about upcoming events or pass along a message. She suspects that she might have psychic powers. Her husband Joe suggests that she sent along info to authorities on an unsolved murder or mystery and if it turns out to be helpful, well she does have psychic powers but her husband says he suspects they're just dreams. They're not. She is contacted by the Texas Rangers and a Captain (Arliss Howard)who is trying to solve a missing person/murder involving a child flies her to Texas to help. He has his doubts until she discloses something personal about himself that he never told anyone.

But then you knew all that didn't you? You saw it in a dream or at the very least on CBS.

"Medium" is a terrific show whether you're a believe in this stuff or not. It's well written and suspenseful with exceptional performances. The DVD set has the first 17 episodes of the show plus an extended version of the pilot that never aired. Aside from the extended version of the pilot (which appears on the first disc) all of the other extras appear on the last disc.

We get two nearly ˝ hour featurettes that focuses on the creation of the show and changes that occurred prior to the show getting the green light for shooting the pilot and the series itself.
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