I’ve gotten a peek at yet another season premiere. This time the series isn’t new, although it is moving to a new channel. I’m talking about The Medium.
From the CBS website – MEDIUM is a drama inspired by the real-life story of research medium Allison Dubois, an extraordinary young wife and mother who, since childhood, has struggled to make sense of her dreams and visions of dead people. Emmy Award winner Patricia Arquette stars as Dubois, a strong-willed, devoted young wife and mother of three girls who has gradually come to grips with her extraordinary ability to talk to dead people, see current events and the future through her dreams and read people’s thoughts. Dubois works as a consultant to District Attorney Manuel Devalos, using her psychic abilities to solve violent and horrifying crimes that baffle Phoenix police and others within the criminal justice system. Assisting her crime-solving endeavors is Detective Lee Scanlon, her longtime ally in the local police department. Meanwhile, at home, Dubois’ husband Joe, an aerospace engineer, is a supportive husband and father who is also busy launching his own scientific engineering company. Their daughters, Ariel, Bridgette and Marie all seem to have inherited their mother’s abilities to varying, expanding degrees. Last season, after experiencing headaches and other symptoms, Allison was diagnosed with a brain tumor, but after she postpones her surgery, she suffers a stroke and is in a coma.
After watching the season six premiere of The Medium I can understand why CBS chose to pick up the show after NBC canceled it. The show is very interesting. Allison’s gift is mysterious and powerful. Most people would say she’s crazy. Fortunately for some of the people she dreams about, she’s not crazy. She accepts her dreams as fact and visions of things to come and does what she can to change the outcome and avoid tragedy. How will her life and dreams be affected by her decision to postpone surgery? Allison’s decision to postpone surgery until Castillo was caught may well have saved her family’s life but will it kill her? Tune in to CBS for the Season Six premiere on Friday, September 25, 2009, at 9:00.
Thanks to Role Mommy for the sneak peek at the premiere.