Posted Dec 1, 2004 @ 4:58 PM
"Medium" comes from Emmy Award-winning executive producer, creator and director Glenn Gordon Caron ("Moonlighting"), and executive producers Kelsey Grammer ("Girlfriends"), Steve Stark and Oscar winner Ronald L. Schwary ("Ordinary People"). "Medium" is produced by Picturemaker Productions, Inc., in association with Grammnet Productions and Paramount Network Television.
Posted Dec 1, 2004 @ 7:12 PM
(1) Paranormal/scifi stuff hasn't worked on NBC since Quantum Leap,
(2) Exec producer GGC's work over the last 15 or so years hasn't really quite recaptured the glory of his Moonlighting days (apologies to any Now & Again fans),
(3) I can't see Las Vegas fans sticking around for this. In fact, NBC hasn't really found a successful Monday 10 PM EST companion show for LV and FF, mainly because of.......
(4) Two words: Ho. Caine.
Yes, we TWoPpers hate him with (yawn) the intensity of a billion stars all going supernova simultaneously (/yawn), but what do we TWoPpers know? OK, there will be a time when non TWoPpers will agree with us on him, but I just don't see that time around the corner anytime soon. By the time it finally does come, it'll be too late for this show.
Overall, I think I see a dead show here.
Four and out.
Posted Dec 1, 2004 @ 9:36 PM
This kind of reminds me of that movie that was co-written by Billy Bob Thornton called The Gift. The story was loosely based on his mother.
Posted Dec 1, 2004 @ 10:54 PM
One thing Glenn Caron is not is cookie-cutter. Moonlighting, Now and Again. I'm looking forward to it.
Posted Dec 4, 2004 @ 7:58 PM
If it's the one about the bad dream, I found it a little comical in the end. I don't know if it will be able to mix comedy and suspense if that's where they're going.
I didn't care about this show until I saw the commercial, which kind of freaked me out, I must admit. I hate Patricia Arquette though.
Posted Dec 5, 2004 @ 1:27 AM
(4) Two words: Ho. Caine.
Yes, we TWoPpers hate him with (yawn) the intensity of a billion stars all going supernova simultaneously (/yawn), but what do we TWoPpers know?
Quite right. TWoP is a bizarre parallel universe where Alias has more viewers than Everybody Loves Raymond and JAG combined. CSI's almost narcotic grip on viewers is not going to be broken anytime soon.
Overall, I think I see a dead show here.
Four and out.
I agree, if only because Caron's tendency towards writing on the fly and going over budget keeps him unemployed for a reason (his last show, Fling, became so unwieldy a production Fox killed it not only before it aired, but midway through filming its episode order).
Posted Dec 5, 2004 @ 2:49 AM
Just to be clear it's CSI: Miami you are talking about. CSI has a TWoP following that won't touch CSI: Miami with a stick.
CSI's almost narcotic grip on viewers is not going to be broken anytime soon.
Count me as someone who didn't care for the idea until I saw the commercial. I also like that her husband is a rocket scientist.
Posted Dec 5, 2004 @ 6:27 PM
Patricia Arquette is someone I'm on the fence about. She seems to have range, but lately she seems to be touted as the next big giggly blonde.
If the tv hubby is indeed a rocket scientist, they'll have me at hello! I love quirky series(just sat thru all the GREG THE BUNNY eps last night) and they hardly ever last or have an easy go at the networks. (Now And Again)
Ah! Jake Weber! IIRC, he was the doctor in American Gothic! Love him! I am locked in for the pilot, at least.
Posted Dec 7, 2004 @ 12:22 PM
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Posted Dec 13, 2004 @ 5:50 PM
It's on NBC, huh? Well maybe that explains it.
I don't plan on watching.
Posted Dec 15, 2004 @ 8:24 PM
I don't know if I'm all that excited about the show, even though I'm planning on tuning in. On one hand, it reminds me of Millenium, which I hated. On the other hand, it reminds me of Haunted, which I loved. So, I think it could go either way for me. But if I love it, don't expect it to stick around long.
Posted Dec 20, 2004 @ 9:54 AM
Supernatural shows don't usually fare well on the big networks, but with the popularity of Lost, I'm glad that NBC is at least trying. Hope it hold up against HoCaine.
Posted Dec 20, 2004 @ 6:09 PM
Random thought: Patricia Arquette's teeth have always bothered me for some reason. I'll still watch her though.
Posted Dec 24, 2004 @ 5:44 PM
Posted Dec 24, 2004 @ 10:02 PM
Since it's NBC, what they really need to do is get every single idiot still watching "Crossing Jordan" and convince them to watch this.
Posted Dec 24, 2004 @ 11:57 PM
Ha! I kind of like her teeth, mainly because they're not perfect and she's never fixed them. Every once in a while I like seeing the non-perfect teeth in an actor. I haven't decided if I'll be watching yet, but I've always thought she was a pretty decent actress.
Random thought: Patricia Arquette's teeth have always bothered me for some reason.
Posted Dec 28, 2004 @ 1:53 AM
It got a brief mention in Matt Roush's column in this week's TV Guide. The title of the article was something like "Hot Shows for the New Year". I can't remember exactly, and I don't have the magazine around right now. Anyway, it didn't really say anything about the show at all in terms of quality, only that sci-fi fans could tune it in, along with some other shows that I don't recall. It was really kind of a nothing article, content-wise. In spite of the article title, nothing in the article would seem to indicate that Roush had even seen the show himself, let alone thought it was actually good enough to recommend.
Has there been any critics buzz good or bad on this show yet?
Edited by DebB, Dec 28, 2004 @ 1:55 AM.
Posted Dec 30, 2004 @ 12:54 PM
...the frazzled heroine of this refreshingly offbeat drama, which is only partially a thriller...Medium smartly blends domestic realism with the unnerving surrealism of Allison's paranormal adventures. Consider this the latest cult-TV alert. Watch it while you can. Matt's score: (0 - 10) 8.
Wow, I am actually interested in seeing this now, instead of just tentatively trying it out to see if it doesn't suck.
Posted Dec 31, 2004 @ 4:15 PM
Did I read somewhere that Jake Weber is an Englishman? Huh. I never would have guessed that, after American Gothic. (About which, by the way: Eeeep.)
Posted Dec 31, 2004 @ 8:23 PM
Posted Jan 1, 2005 @ 7:23 PM
It seems like NBC promo monkeys are all 'See? This is an easily digestible crime drama, not some freaky genre thing you might actually have to think about and actually follow. Even though it sorta is and you sorta don't.'
Or I could be smoking the ABC promo monkeys' stash. ;)
Posted Jan 1, 2005 @ 9:20 PM
Then again, if you had to make commercials for crap like what "E.R." now is, for "Joey", or for 5 hundred variations of the same Law & Order plot, wouldn't you go a bit evil? Wouldn't "Crossing Jordan" drive you over the edge a bit, or even just the lingering vibes from the endless sappy goodbye promos from last year for "Friends" and "Frasier"? Pity the monkeys.
As for this show? I'm holding out some thin hope because of Glenn Gordon Caron.
Posted Jan 2, 2005 @ 11:27 PM
I saw my first preview of this last night with the sound down during the commercials and my first impression was, "Didn't they already do this with Profiler?"
I will watch because I'm hoping it's what I thought both Crossing Jordan and Profiler were going to be. Here's hoping it's good, and if so gets a better run than my last adopted show Wonderfalls.
Posted Jan 3, 2005 @ 2:38 AM
valny, I love you.
I kind of like her teeth, mainly because they're not perfect and she's never fixed them. Every once in a while I like seeing the non-perfect teeth in an actor.
Topic? I'll give this show a try.
Posted Jan 3, 2005 @ 2:13 PM
...is "Medium" well done...
Posted Jan 3, 2005 @ 4:10 PM
So it's trying to be the show that Joan of Arcadia has always wanted to be?
My impression from the commercials is that they are trying to sell this as a crime show as much as a supernatural drama.
Tonight I have two choices: I can watch Medium, or I can watch a college football game that I don't care anything about. Hmm. Football sounds pretty good.
But I'll log on to TWoP later tonight to see what y'all think of it. :D
What surprises me most is that TWoP isn't even bothering to give this show a forum. That in itself is a bad sign.
Posted Jan 3, 2005 @ 4:12 PM
Patricia Arquette annoys me, so I'll see...