Very few shows are “appointment television” for me anymore (and with the advent of immediate online viewing of many series’ current episodes following their air dates, at least web users don’t have to make any special appointments for viewing their favorites), but Medium – which begins its newest season this week - is one of them.
Following reluctant medium Allison Dubois (Patricia Arquette) as she helps the Phoenix, AZ police department investigate murders revealed to her randomly (and often piecemeal) during her sleep, the show is no ordinary detective drama. Arquette is perfectly cast in the role of a special investigator who doesn’t really want the job, constantly trying to balance the stress of her unusual occupation with the everyday struggles of marriage and motherhood. The family scenes are sweet, and often hilarious, which offer relief from the heavy suspense (and frequently creepy violence) of the crimes the protagonist envisions without warning.
Any uninitiated intrigued by the show's premise - which, by the way, is based on the experiences of a real-life medium named Allison Dubois - will be glad to know they can catch up with Medium on DVD through our library – make an appointment today!