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D.A. Mauel Devalos
Detective Lee Scanlon
It's easier to swallow Allison's unusual gifts and befriend her once we see how responsible she is in other parts of her life.
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.
Medium is a quietly radical show disguised as a perfunctory crime procedural.
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.
The producers of Medium, the new psychic "drama" premiering on NBC, must really be psychic -- because there's nothing about Medium that isn't, well, medium. It never rises above the mediocre level, although it certainly sinks below it occasionally.
She sees dead people... She sees crimes as they happened. What you'll see are the fragments of other TV shows already on the air. Plus some that are dead and gone -- because they were bad.
Unfortunately, Allison is such a passive heroine that it's hard to get too involved with her, and Arquette doesn't bring much life to the role.
From a narrative standpoint, it might be better if [the other characters] were a little less cooperative, but that would make Allison less special among the special.
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.
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.
Bottom line: Adults may find the show intriguing, but kids should not tune in.
Audience Reviews for Medium: Season 1
Feb 24, 2021This 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.
Feb 22, 2021This 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.