Medium Season One
Review by Lando da Pimp
The success of LOST led the way for numerous shows influenced by the mysterious / suspenseful X-Files television drama. Medium debuted in January 2005 and you have to believe the success of LOST helped get this series on the NBC schedule. That doesn't mean that Medium doesn't hold its own. The show is one of my favorite shows on TV.
Medium is based on the "true story" of real live psychic Allison DuBois. The show features the character of Allison DuBois, played by the very hot Patricia Arquette. Working as an assistant to the district attorney, she helps solve murders with her psychic dreams. These dreams provide difficult clues to what really happened. Allison also juggles the nerve-wracking job with her role as wife to her husband Joe (Jake Weber from Dawn of the Dead) and mother to her three daughters.
Stand Out Episodes
The series begins with Joe wanting to prove to Allison that her visions are not real and are caused by stress. He begins sending out descriptions of her dreams to law enforcement agencies. Capt. Kenneth Push, a Texas Ranger, contacts Allison when a dream is eerie similar to a 17-year-old homicide case.
The Other Side of the Tracks
A recurring dream disturbs Allison that involves two boys outrunning a train. One of the boys survives while the other is killed. Allison begins to solve the dream and perhaps track down the surviving boy.
A Priest, A Doctor and A Medium Walk Into The Execution Chamber
Witnessing a convicted drug lord's execution she begins to dream about the drug lord's girlfriend who was murdered on the evening of his death. This leads to Allison discovering something dark about the mother of one of Ariel's friends.
When Push Comes to Shove (Part 1)
The Texas Ranger Kenneth Push from the pilot episode, returns looking for Allison's help to find a serial killer before he claims his next victim. While searching the Captain has a heart attack and finds that he remembers additional clues to help find the serial killer.
Fans of the show will be thrilled with the amount of extras included on this DVD set. Throughout the disc you can view deleted scenes on select episodes and an extended version of the pilot that is much better than the televised version. The last disc contains a series of making of documentries including a look at the real Allison Dubois. Also check out the gag reel and television spots.
Medium is a good quality show that I enjoy. The only complaint I have for the show is the rip off X-Files opening credits that don't really represent the look of the show. If you haven't watched the show, I can easily recommend this season for you to check out.
The first season of Medium is available from Amazon.com