A Gifted Man: Season 1 (2011 - 2012)


Season 1
A Gifted Man

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A Gifted Man's serious attitude and profound view on spirituality makes it an escapist show with appeal.

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Critic Ratings: 29

67%

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User Ratings: 13

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 23, 2011

In the series premiere, a top-notch surgeon is visited by his ex-wife's ghost, who teaches him what's important in life.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2011

Michael tries to help his pregnant friend who has a brain tumor, while also treating a young boy with sickle-cell anemia at Anna's old clinic.

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Air date: Oct 7, 2011

Michael operates on a woman with brain lesions even though he doesn't know the root of the problem. Meanwhile, a new doctor must be found to run Anna's clinic.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2011

Michael seeks Anton's assistance with a patient who's hearing voices. Elsewhere, Kate has a rough first day at the clinic.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2011

A neuropsychiatrist (Eriq La Salle) impresses Michael by diagnosing a patient based on her body language, so Michael invites him to join his practice. Meanwhile, Michael faces a situation with a patient that could jeopardize his practice.

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Air date: Nov 4, 2011

Michael is surprised to see an ex-football star whom he once treated now getting help at the clinic because he's homeless. Meanwhile, Michael deals with a case of post-traumatic stress disorder at his practice.

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Air date: Nov 11, 2011

The heinous criminal actions of a brain-tumor patient (John Benjamin Hickey) weigh on Michael as he makes a choice about saving the man's life. Meanwhile, a seemingly disoriented female firefighter (Mamie Gummer) is examined at Holt Neuro.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2011

Rita and her husband (Tom Wopat) want Michael to operate on their son after he gets injured in a motorcycle accident on Thanksgiving. Elsewhere, Kate and Zeke revive a patient who has a DNR order.

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Air date: Dec 2, 2011

Kate and Michael team up to help a clinic patient who contracted a deadly virus. Meanwhile, Michael treats an anxious bride with headaches and observes that her mother (Faith Prince) is showing signs of a grave illness.

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Air date: Jan 6, 2012

Michael's clinic colleagues rush to operate on him after he exhibits signs of a dire condition requiring immediate medical attention.

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Top-notch neurosurgeon Michael Holt (Patrick Wilson) begins receiving visits from the ghost of his ex-wife (Jennifer Ehle), who teaches him what's important in life.

Critic Reviews for A Gifted Man Season 1

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (15)

A Gifted Man is still falling short of making a dynamite first impression.

Sep 23, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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It's a show that wants to say something. Now it needs viewers who want to listen.

Sep 23, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A Gifted Man is solid enough, in fact, to make you forget it's a ghost story.

Sep 23, 2011 | Full Review…

But the New Agey ghost-as-conscience thing is strained by the end of the first episode.

Sep 23, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

CBS doubtless hopes it will be discovered by the female demo that liked Medium and Ghost Whisperer.

Nov 11, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

As a pilot, A Gifted Man works, early clunkiness aside. Will it work as a series? Only time will tell.

Sep 23, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

As cosmic missions go, that seems a little weak.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

This is the kind of show that pretends to be serialized, but is really episodic. If you are in the mood for a weekly dose of forced do-gooder-ness by a really hot doctor who has a direct connection to immortality, check in with Dr. Holt.

May 11, 2018 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Possibly the season could take some interesting turns... But most likely it will the bittersweet romantic movie that never ends...

Apr 11, 2018 | Full Review…

It's produced by such amazingly talented people and features the best new show ensemble of the year, and so what would have been Velveeta in the hands of a different team becomes something much more palatable.

Sep 23, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The result is a limp medical procedural with the dressings and cinematography of a spiritual conversion.

Sep 25, 2011 | Full Review…

I'm definitely curious.

Jul 2, 2011 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Gifted Man: Season 1

  • Jul 26, 2020
    Wilson is great and the story interesting, it does not always know what to do with it's supernatural elements.
  • Mar 24, 2015
    I LOVED this series and have NO idea why CBS did NOT renew it! Great story-line, superb acting. I imagine because it was on Friday nights (I think) , it did not fare well. I wanted to see more after the last episode but...........DAMN!
  • Jan 10, 2014
    What a great show! I'm not a big TV Series fan but this show was so well written, so well cast and so brilliantly acted….what the hell were they thinking by canceling it? It kills me that we have so much of the reality show garbage degrading the quality of television and they take this show off? CBS….feed us quality shows! Bring back 'A Gifted Man' and let it breath. It is such a relevant story. I just finished watching 16 episodes in 4 days and I am craving more!!!!!!!

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