Medium was initially based on the experiences of medium Allison DuBois, who claims she has worked with law enforcement agencies
across the country in criminal investigations. Its lead character in Medium is Allison DuBois (Patricia Arquette), a medium who
works as a consultant for the Phoenix, Arizona district attorney’s office. Some people do not realize that this show is based
about a real life woman. Despite the otherworldly conceit, it is a stylish, well-made crime show that is suspenseful but not scary
enough to disturb sleep. The dream sequences and eerie appearances of dead people are well wrought, and the plots are interesting.
I have to commend the producers of the show in making paranormal into something believable. In spite of her strengths, Allison
also showed a natural reaction to being odd/different. I also appreciated her frustration when she felt that what she was trying
to do was for nothing. “Medium” is not “The Twilight Zone” or even “The X-Files.” It is a conventional police drama with an
unconventional twist. Yet the most innovative aspect of the show is not its reliance on extrasensory sleuthing, but the selection
of an atypical actress to star in a new drama. Never miss it!!