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      Season 1 – Medium

      2005 Crime Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      67% 18 Reviews Tomatometer 78% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score Housewife and mother Allison DuBois uses her psychic visions about dead people and the violence surrounding them to work as a part-time consultant with the local district attorney's office. Her husband, Joe, a science engineer, goes from being a skeptic to a bemused believer as Allison's gifts help solve crimes across the country. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Nov 17 Buy Now

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      Medium may have a unique premise, but with bland storytelling, the outcome -- well, you can see it coming.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Jan 3, 2005 Pilot Joe tries to prove that Allison's dreams are stress-related by sending descriptions of them to law-enforcement agencies, but one of her visions matches details of a homicide in Texas. Details Episode 2 Aired Jan 10, 2005 Suspicions and Certainties Allison questions her powers when her old boss asks for her help in selecting a jury that will return the death penalty for a murderer/rapist, and she suspects that she has helped put the wrong man on death row. Details Episode 3 Aired Jan 17, 2005 A Couple of Choices Devalos thinks Allison can help a man who has been trying to find the killer of his sister and brother-in-law, but the man is skeptical when he learns the nature of Allison's talents. Details Episode 4 Aired Jan 24, 2005 Night of the Wolf Allison tries to convince Devalos that they are looking for the wrong man after she overhears a witness giving misinformation to a police sketch artist; 6-year-old Bridgette's new playmate indicates that another member of the family can see the dead. Details Episode 5 Aired Jan 31, 2005 In Sickness and Adultery Frustrated Allison consults Catherine about the health of her husband, but Catherine warns her that she will face a crisis involving another person. Details Episode 6 Aired Feb 7, 2005 Coming Soon Allison is convinced that the good Samaritan (Reed Diamond) who stopped by the district attorney's office about a burglary is really the serial killer who has been haunting her dreams. Details Episode 7 Aired Feb 14, 2005 Jump Start Allison helps find a woman who jumped to her death, then learns that the boyfriend is Gregg Watt, a suicide hotline volunteer and son of defense attorney Larry Watt, who previously threatened to expose the medium. Details Episode 8 Aired Feb 21, 2005 Lucky After a horrifying dream of her brother's (Ryan Hurst) death in Afghanistan turns out to be wrong, Allison realizes that he shares her abilities -- a talent he tries desperately to ignore. Details Episode 9 Aired Feb 28, 2005 Coded Allison and Joe fear that their oldest daughter has inherited her abilities when the child dreams of a girl held prisoner by an ogre in a castle far away. Details Episode 10 Aired Mar 14, 2005 The Other Side of the Tracks When Allison seeks answers regarding her recurring dream about two young boys racing a train, she winds up consulting professor Leonard Cardwell, whose area of expertise is communication with the dead. Details Episode 11 Aired Mar 21, 2005 I Married a Mind Reader While sick, Allison watches a 1960s sitcom called "I Married a Mind Reader," which was canceled when the lead actor murdered the lead actress (Frances Fisher). Details Episode 12 Aired Mar 28, 2005 A Priest, a Doctor and a Medium Walk Into an Execution Chamber Allison witnesses the execution of a convicted drug lord whose girlfriend is murdered on the evening of his death. Details Episode 13 Aired Apr 25, 2005 Being Mrs. O'Leary's Cow Allison faces a moral dilemma deciding whether to help investigators build a case against a cocky airline pilot (Chad Lowe) who is suspected of murdering his wife. Details Episode 14 Aired May 2, 2005 In the Rough Allison is in a difficult position when she finds information that could result in a murderer being set free. Details Episode 15 Aired May 9, 2005 Penny for Your Thoughts Allison fights true evil when she confronts the spirit of a psychopathic doctor responsible for killing 14 girls. Details Episode 16 Aired May 23, 2005 When Push Comes to Shove Capt. Push (Arliss Howard) puts his life on the line to help Allison find a serial killer before he can claim his next victim. Details Next
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      Previous Heather Havrilesky As tough as it is to watch another super-powered crime solver in action, the first episode of this show turned out to be pretty compelling. Jul 12, 2019 Full Review Margaret Lyons New York Magazine/Vulture Medium is a quietly radical show disguised as a perfunctory crime procedural. Aug 17, 2018 Full Review Laura Miller Los Angeles Times Medium, NBC's new hit drama based on the experiences of real-life psychic Allison DuBois, might, however, be the only supernatural series in which the main character's ordinary life threatens to steal the show. Aug 15, 2018 Full Review Cynthia Fuchs PopMatters This neat distinction, between real world and not real world, is always dubious in Medium. That's because it's a belief or a resolution, depending on where you start. Either way, it can only be rickety. Aug 10, 2018 Full Review Scott Weinberg So the concept is cool, the teleplays are tight, and the show is about as well-directed a TV series you're ever likely to see ... but Medium's true power lies within its cast. Aug 10, 2018 Full Review Beth Pratt Common Sense Media Bottom line: Adults may find the show intriguing, but kids should not tune in. 3/5 Apr 25, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous Michael O Medium is a show that I expected to hate and had no interest in seeing. I have absolutely no interest in spirituality or religion of any kind. I loved this show. One reason that this is a great show is because the family works as a real family. Sometimes they don't get along; often they don't have goals in common; sometimes they are exasperated with each other. Another thing that makes this a really great show is that a lot of care was put into the camerawork and the lighting. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/30/23 Full Review Jack P Some of the episodes have an interesting premise but I am really turned off by the way Arquette reacts to certain situations. Sometimes she's dumb, sometimes she is intolerably rigid in her judgements and sometimes she's totally without common sense. The best episode was when Joe was a bit depressed and Allison in her 'numb to others' style told Joe he had forgotten to ask her how her day was. He angrily answered; "I didn't forget, I already know how it went! You had a dream, you told someone, they didn't believe but it all worked out in the end!" Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/30/23 Full Review Susan l They could have left the husband and 2 of the kids out entirely and it would have improved the show 98 percent. The husband and kids constantly whining and complaining, screaming and crying was just a big distraction to the story line. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member This show is definitely a hard 3 and even though I have a few more episodes to go I strongly doubt that will change. The main character like most eventually becomes very annoying and insufferable. While looking up if anyone else thought Allison was mean I found out they killed Joe. Which makes no sense as he was glue of the family. The only reason his death would make sense was relieve him from the burdens Allison placed on him. It is great to see a father step up and take care of his family and given the circumstances Joe was exceptional. I lost count on how many times Allison hits Joe. She always got caught up in her work often neglecting her husband and children. Joe was rarely thank or appreciated, especially when he tried to help her think rational. Allison is a tough woman and often selfishly so. It also didn't help that the story lines lack luster. Some of the emotional scenes were very melodramatic. I love the use of the cute middle child to add an often funny and heart warming dynamic to scenes. However, I could have done with out the very dramatic reactions of the older daughter. She is great actor for her age at the time but the writers didn't do her character justice. It is Allison attitude that is the biggest turn-off and why I won't budge from 3 stars. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member This frightening, disturbing, horror, investigation show, packed with likeable and intriguing characters, will never fail to have you interested and anxious. The only reason I didn't give it a higher rating, is that its big on character and story and not so much on action, fight scenes, that some people may be looking for in a show like this. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      Glenn Gordon Caron, Kelsey Grammer, Steve Stark, Ronald L. Schwary
      Crime, Drama, Mystery & Thriller
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      Release Date
      Jan 3, 2005
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