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  • Honey, there's a dead man at the edge of the bed. The life of Allison DuBois is anything but normal, and believe me, this is no 'Sixth Sense.'

    NBC has long-since been in the lacking of a good, strong drama (particularly that of a supernatural nature). When first commercial airings for a show entitled "Medium" began airing, I decided that I might give it a try. After all, I was a sometimes-fan of the lead star, Patricia Arquette. The cast was intriguing enough, and I awaited the pilot heartily. I thought it was going to be a mediocre, "it's okay if I miss this week" sort of show, but the first episode completely ripped apart my standpoints. Wow!

    To know that this was based on an actual woman made the show all the more interesting, even though it had more than enough twists and turns to keep me loving it. Allison DuBois (Patricia Arquette) has made a great transition to the screen from being a real-life person to the leading woman in a sleeper hit by NBC. Arquette plays out an extremely believable character who just happens to see the dead. She has instant karma with her new boss, D.A. Manuel Devalos (Miguel Sandoval), who is a more sensible side to some of her more intense visions. Along with her husband (Jake Weber), Allison slowly puts the pieces of these puzzles together to undercover a deeper truth.

    One of the greatest points of interest is the great chemistry between the lead stars (Arquette & Weber). Although some episodes may get caught up in the current storyline, there's always good quality DuBois family time. From fighting, to the strange habits of their adorable children, to visiting mother-in-laws--"Medium" always keeps a fresh balance of action, mystery, humor and love; all a very refreshing break from many other shows currently on the air.

    Although there is no major season-long plot (how could there be, exactly?), the show never fails to enthrall me and keep me tuning in each week. I literally have to fight for the remote some nights, but I make it. Each episode is different in it's own respect, and the writers never fail to come up with a dramatic twist that will throw you completely off (take the brilliantly crafted "Night of the Wolf" for example). I was surprised and over-excited when I found out about the renewal of this wonderful piece of art, and cannot wait for the next season! So give it a try, even if you didn't like "The Sixth Sense."
  • My 2nd fav. show of all time!

    Medium is my 2nd fav show for a number of reasons. This show creates suspense, which keeps the person watching sitting at the edge of their chairs waiting to see what is going on. This show also creats a great guessing game for people watching it. People get to predict what is going to happen, and see if they are right or not, and usually the clues can help you out. Makes a great mystery/suspense show. Every eppisode is different, and not like the last, giving you a whole new mystery to work with, which keeps this show going strong, and keeps people glued to the screen, waiting for what is to come next. Excellent show :)
  • Exciting

    I absolutely love love love this show. Each episode gets better everytime. I anticipate the next one. The character dynamics are great, from the husband/wife perspective to parent/child. I love how every episode starts with her dreams and by the end is developed into so much more. I loved the cliffhanger this seasons ending, and glad they picked it up for a second
  • Making new episodes

    The show is the best on television, but there is one catch, it always has reruns, I have watched every show. I want to watch new episodes not the same ones all the time, that turns you away from it. I am the kind of person that watching one episode one time is enough.I get excited wandering whats going to happen next week to find out that I have already seen that one. Please make more new episodes to keep people interested. Love the show.
  • I'd really like to like this show. I should like this show. I can't figure out why I barely like it enough to keep watching it. On paper, it's fantastic but I just don't enjoy it nearly as much as other shows.

    I'm just shocked that I don't like Medium very much. I should. Patricia Arquette's acting is fantastic, the main character is lovable, and the overall premise of the show sounds really great. Perhaps one problem is that Jake Weber gets on my very last nerves. His accent drives me crazy (I don't ususally criticize people's voices but I'm searching for a reason why I don't like this show!). I hate how his character is rarely supportive of Allison and her following her dreams, despite the fact that they always are true. His sarcasm is annoying and rude. I'm pretty neutral about Miguel Sandoval and I like Sofia Vassieleva and Maria Lark so they're not the problem. Maybe it's the writing. A lot of the episodes' storylines bore me to death but the one problem with this theory is that I don't even enjoy episodes with fascinating storylines much (ex. "I Married a Mind Reader"). The one episode I truly enjoyed was "Coming Soon". It's too bad that it was so predictable. I would've liked to have been surprised with the twist at the very end. I think that my real problem with the show is that I tuned in partly to see April Grace, who was originally supposed to star on the show (she ended up just guest starring on "Pilot"). I'm a huge fan of her and I was excited to see her get a starring role in a series. Unfortunately, this completely backfired and instead of getting a starring role, she lost a reccuring role on one of my favorite shows (Joan of Arcadia) just to guest star on ONE episode of Medium. The main title sequence is boring, strange, and very, very disappointing. It'd be nice if it actually had the stars in it. Overall, this show is just barely worth watching for me and if I was going to eliminate one hour of television from my TV week, let's just say I wouldn't be watching anything on NBC Mondays @ 10.
  • Doesn't interest me, but a decent show none the less.

    Personally, Medium does nothing for me. I gave the show a few shots to win me over, and it failed miserably. I just can't get along with shows that are one episode capsules (do you hear me Alias?).

    The show's premise is mildly interesting, but I don't care about the characters at all. Patricia Arquette's character is not that compelling, and the plots seem old and stale. To be honest, it feels like CSI with mind readers instead of scientists.

    Even though I don't like it, I can see why other people do. Over all the show is well structured, and for the people who like one show capsuls with no story arc, this is the show for you. I'm looking for more from a show, but most people want to just catch an episode now and then, and this show is fine for that. I can't recommend it, but I can understand why other people would.
  • A show I should like but like someothers I just don't.

    Patricia Arquete plays a good medium. Her husband is interesting to have in the show. Yet, I can't understand why this show bores me. I love the Dead Zone and this show is similar. I guess it just rubs me the wrong way. This is unfortunate because I was really up on the hype before the show started airing.
  • i love this show!! completly original

    this must be the most real kind of tv show iv seen i meen allison dubois dosnt have any makeup on she like the real time house mother fabulous defineitly a two thumbs up show! its so great with great twists and plots.its definaly a must see as well go allison!!
  • Wow! What a show!

    Allison does a much better job dealing with dead people at the end of her bed than I would. This show makes you laugh and makes you jump! The best part is Allison DuBois is an actual person, with a real gift. I was hooked after the pilot episode and continue to watch every Monday. I tend to push my shows off on everyone that comes to my house; I will continue to push this one off on everyone I talk to! This show is a trendsetter, I mean look at the knock off already coming next season, the one with Jennifer Love Whatever. This show is gonna be around for a while! Sit back and don’t relax!
  • Allison Dubois is a mother to three,a wife, and a law student who begins to figure out she can talk to the dead,see the visions in her dreams, and read peoples thoughts.Fearing her gift she turns for support to her husband Joe. She then helps the criminal

    Medium is an incredible show which takes you out of the box and shows you how to understand your dreams,and imagination.It shows you that if it is possible to have visions or talk to the dead or even read peoples mind that your gift may help criminal justice.You dont have to look at it through the dark side you should see the bright side,and helping is a great thing to do.
  • A really good show!

    This is one of those shows that we got a fleeting glimpse of and then it was taken away until January 2006!! How can they do that to us? This show was interesting, different and Patricia Arquette was completely unique in this role. I love the family dynamics and the way she tries to juggle work with family. I'm counting the weeks until it returns.
  • Its very personal plus its very good!!

    Ever since i heard bout this i was intrigued about mediums now that they have a show about it. It's like a dream come true. It's very good show if you like Law and Order or Court Tv. You dont need to like mediums to like this great hit!!
  • A pretty good show.

    I like the plot. Its very eye-catching. My mother actually introduced it to me. Shes into all those crime shows like that. But its one of the better crime shows out there. Crime shows are getting to the point where theyre almost like reality shows. Theres just too many stupid, pointless ones out there. But this one is original.
  • One of the better shows about the paranormal...

    I like this show do to the fact that it is based on a true person. Most of the stories in the first season are all based on actual events. That's what gives this show a "life of it's own". The show is enjoyable even with some of the campy dialog I think that Medium is worth the time to watch and maybe even enjoy.
  • This is one of the very best shows that I like on Monday night. 10pm Monday, you will find me in front of the boob toob watching this show. I would have been very disappointed if this show would have went off air.

    This is one of the very best shows that I like on Monday night. 10pm Monday, you will find me in front of the boob toob watching this show. I would have been very disappointed if this show would have went off air. Of course, it seems that some show producers don\'t care what the watchers want. Thank goodness this one is continuing on!!! :)
  • This show has reeled me in!!!!i have enjoyed every single episode.This is one show you get hooked on without even realizing it.The Dubois family is great,the children are so cute and just add to this show.Kudoos to Patricia Arquette im sure this is a chal

    MY family and I enjoy this show greatly.Its like touched by an angel with a twist,and like wise will tug on your heart strings.The kids are a good addition.The husband Joe(Jake Webber)can be funny as well as supportive.Dont know how they came up with such good matches for each other.
  • Paved the way for "Ghost Whisperer". Interesting show but not to die for.

    Three shows were introduced to network television last midseason dealing with the unexplained and supernatural: "Medium" and "Revelations" on NBC and "Point Pleasant" on FOX. I happen to be a fan of all three, although I prefer the latter two to "Medium".


    Well, "Medium" is certainly a good show. It has good acting and directing. And despite the fact that it's supposed to be based on "real" life psychic Allison Dubois, it gets old how Allison talks to ghosts mainly in her dreams. And in flashbacks they often use hand-drawn backdrops and greenscreens, which some people may find original but I find annoying. "Ghost Whisperer" at least has the main character communicating to the dead in reality as well as the dream world.

    NBC also constantly advertises "Medium" as being suspenseful and creepy, when it is not. It is basically "Law & Order: Special Psychic Unit" in a way. But one thing that is appealing about the show is the sense of family that the main characters have. It's rare to see a TV family with values these days and "Medium" delivers that. Patrica Arquette is also an outstanding actress and does the role quite nicely.

    Despite it's flaws, "Medium" was the only show out of those three to make it to a second season, which I'm sure will be even better than the first. Hopefully "Medium", along with ABC's smash hit "Lost", will lead the new army of supernatural and sci-fi shows: "Supernatural", "Invasion", "The Night Stalker", "Surface", "Ghost Whisperer", and "Threshold" - to success. We can only hope.
  • I find this show engaging, well written, well acted and entertaining. It wisely keeps away from the macabre and sexual titillation, and shows the human side of psychics. The family life is realistic and provides a warm backdrop to the sometimes brutal c

    I like this show. I like the acting and the story lines and the ordinariness of the premise. I like the self-doubt and the skepticism and the humanness portrayed by the main characters. Although I like the paranormal content of the show, what makes it a winner for me is the characterization which is very well done. Although the medium herself and her husband are portrayed as likeable characters, they are shown as sometimes flawed, insecure, doubting and impatient, all in a realistic way. I like that there are not often cut and dry solutions to the weekly plots and episodes. It makes you believe that these people could be your next door neighbours. I like that.
  • "Not like I said let them eat Brussel Sprouts"

    This show is just great. There is not a thing wrong with this show. With a few exception of PATRICIA ARQUETTE. I have never had a thought of her befor or after this show. But I don't think she is that great. BUT There is something about this Charature that just fits her. At first i thought it was just bad acting. I think she is just great. Anyways GREAT show.
  • Dramatic thriller about a lady who can see and hear dead people. Her dealings in hospitals and at funeral homes are creepy because of all the deceased that want to communicate through the medium, Allison DuBois

    This show is so fabulous because the theme and subjects are on-the-edge-of-your-seat-but-not-scary-enough-to-lose-sleep freaky. And, the DuBois' husband is a great man, because he not only puts up with his wife getting home late from work and leaving him to get the kids ready for, and pick them up from, school - he also awakens to her waking up in a cold, freak-out sweat from a nightmare that she's just had about someone dead who needs her help. It usually ends sad, but at least the bad guy gets busted.
  • I think that is about time people saw what so many already believe. Even if people do not believe in what the show is about they still like the show.

    I feel that this is a great show because you can relate to the characters. It is also something that you are able to find yourself getting lost in, you look forward to next weeks episode and get disappointed during the summer when it is reruns. I also think that Patricia Arquette brings Allison alive and makes you feel what she feels. She is also a mother and a wife which gives her a level that most television characters do not have.
    I mean I have other shows that I love but most of the time a female lead character does not havea husband and children, it takes too much time away from the story line. Yet with this show it builds her up and makes her seem real in our eyes. SHe is the type of person that you feel you would be able to trust and you would look to her for advice.
    So I know that I will continue to watch this show and I hope that it continues to get better as it seems to be doing.
  • Without a doubt the BEST new show from last year. Its sense of humor and writing are top-notch!

    We took a chance and watched the first episode of this last year. After about 10 mins I knew i was hooked for good. The fact that Patricia Arquette doesn't look like a MODEL but looks like a REAL woman and a mom, makes this show soo great. Her husband Jake Weber plays the role perfect. He gets pissed when he is left to deal with the kids, gets freaked out when his daughters show psychic abilities, and shows how much he cares for his wife in every show.

    The snide comments, the jokes, the little jabs, make the show a blast to watch. We laugh as much with this show as we do with the so called "comedies" on other networks. We love the way the shows are written, they are never a gimme with the "who done it's".

    Keep this show on your DVR and you will always have a great show to watch!
  • Makes you wonder.

    I found the show very interesting and wondering about the life hereafter. I absolutely find her relationship with her husband refreshing. I like the way she handles the cases by getting down to the truth. I never really thought about the dead having unfinished business, but that goes back to the show bring up questions about our hereafter.
  • Usually I have been biased about 'mediums', but I started watching this show and became hooked. I am glad to see it back this season.

    This show is very intriguing. I make sure that I watch it each Monday night at 9 pm MST. It is a show that keeps my attention. My daughter got me to watching it. Thanks for running it and I hope to see many more seasons. You're doing a great job.
  • I love this show

    I love this show but I have to say that last night was not the best one I have ever seen-however, there were some cool incidents that intrigued me about what is to come. This show even in its worst moments always keeps me interested to the end. I have to make sure I am completely ready for bed before it comes on so as not to miss any of it. I do not care about her pyschic powers, but they do keep me and the show on its toes-this show can truly be really scary yet endearing at the same time. I hope they keep this one coming for a while.
  • Televisions Best Medium!

    Some people may not like this show. They want high gore blood and guts. This show is based on a real live medium Allison DuBois. So this show isn't going to be much in the fantasy realm. It's all about her, her abilities, and her life.

    I find it also very informative. It gives you an inside look at what a person with those abilities goes through.

    It's also very interesting, and it does keep you on the edge of your seat. The acting is done well, and not over done. The epsoides are very well researched, and have an element of surprise.

    Anyone who doesn't like it, is probably looking more for Charmed Meets Law and Order. This is more like The Dead Zone meets Law and Order.
  • The BEST

    This show is the best in all of the shows out there today. I think it should be the number one hit. I can't figure out why it doesn't get better nat'l ratings. I have dvr and i bought a DVR just so that I could record the Medium. I just love It!
  • Mediums are People Too ...


    I'm glad to see this return.
    "Medium" takes a look at the life, daily struggles, and 'reality' of the a person 'gifted' or 'plagued' with an extra sense she didn't ask for, and sometimes would like to ignore.

    This show isn't afraid to dive into the circumstances around each story, both what is happening around the 'spirit' she's working with, as well as how the events in her own life shape her perceptions of what she 'sees'.

    This is a warm, interesting perspective of the PERSON Allison, who happens to be a 'medium' in addition to a wife, mother, friend, relative and neighbor.

    Interesting and inventive.
  • This show is the closest thing to the real deal when it comes to mediums. I read Allison DuBois\\\' book and watch the show every week. The writers keep us on the edge of our seats. The characters are well defined and wonderful.

    The music was haunting and took us inside Allison\\\'s mind to feel her confusion. The writer\\\'s creativity rises to new heights with every story. The family situation, work situation and frustration she felt came home to rest in each of us watching. Every show challenges our imagination. It gets better every week!
  • A show with a great twist

    This show takes an old idea and brings it back to life. Its a breath of fresh air. Its not the lovey dovey family that doesn't have conflict and disagreements. Yet shows that no matter what, being partners for life comes with support for each other. Bringing in the hint of the daughter inheriting her mom's gift brings a whole story line they can tap into. I love the dry wit and spark of humor that is brought into the show. The acting is wonderful. Its nice to see a show which brings a whole new perspective on an old idea for a show.
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