Medium Season 2 DVD

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Season Two of NBC-TV's hit series Medium finds the show gradually evolving, and while the changes aren't all for the better, the combination of star Patricia Arquette, creator-executive producer Glen Gordon Caron, and the other contributors still makes for entertaining viewing. As Allison DuBois, whose skills as both a medium and psychic make her indispensable to Phoenix district attorney Manuel Devalos (Miguel Sandoval), Arquette, a 2005 Emmy winner, is still at center stage. It is her visions of murderers, serial killers, child abductors, and such that help solve... the show's various crimes; the fact that these visions (which usually arrive via some very unsettling nightmares) can be ambiguous and open to misinterpretation, resulting in bizarre, embarrassing behaviour on Allison's part, remains an integral part of the show's appeal. The 22 Season Two episodes contain plenty of genuinely gripping, even shocking moments, but Caron (who also wrote and directed some episodes) clearly wants to focus increasingly on Allison's personal and home life. That's a mixed blessing. Although Medium still has its share of violence and shocking moments, it has become a little more tame, as frequent scenes between squabbling daughters Ariel (Sofia Vassilieva) and Bridgette (Maria Lark), while mostly credible, tend to undermine its dramatic effect. On the other hand, the struggles of Joe DuBois (Jake Weber), Allison's husband, to hold it together when the demands of her gig or the sheer weirdness of what's in her head threaten to take over are very well done; he's become an increasingly important character, there to ground her when her emotions and her visions intertwine and conflict. Best of all are episodes in which Allison's family and work are both in play, like "Judge, Jury & Executioner," in which Joe serves as a juror on a case in which Allison is involved, or "Doctor's Orders," which finds Ariel pursued by the ghost of a serial killer from the previous season. Of course, any TV show helmed by Caron (who created both the popular Moonlighting and the underrated Now and Again) will have its share of inspired ideas and eccentric touches (not to mention guest stars like David Carradine and co-executive producer Kelsey Grammer). Thus we have an "origin" episode ("Sweet Dreams"), a story in which Allison's dream sequence lasts for the entire first act ("Time Out of Mind"), and another ("Knowing Her") offering insight into Det. Scanlon's (David Cubitt) past. In "The Song Remains the Same" Allison is bedeviled by Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive," which she literally can't get out of head; after five or six non-stop, high volume minutes, you'll never want to hear it again. --Sam Graham [show more]

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Released
09 July 2007
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Paramount Home Entertainment 
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904 minutes 
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PAL 
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Based on the book DON&39;T KISS THEM GOODBYE by real-life psychic investigator Allison DuBois MEDIUM blends crime-drama with the supernatural for a smart and chilling spin on the detective genre Patricia Arquette (TRUE ROMANCE STIGMATA) stars as a fictionalised version of DuBois a family woman and aspiring lawyer who has been haunted all her life by strange visions and dreams When she realizes she has the capacity to communicate with the dead Allison puts her unique skills to work for a sympathetic district attorney (Miguel Sandoval) while depending on her husband (Jake Weber) and two daughters (Sofia Vassilieva and Maria Lark) for moral support Dark moody and creatively original the show’s second series is presented here in its entirety

All 22 episodes from the second season of the American drama series. Allison Dubois (Patricia Arquette) is a young mother blessed with psychic abilities, which she uses to help local law enforcement. With the information coming to her in cryptic dreams and visions, Allison often misinterprets these paranormal clues, hindering her constant efforts to convince skeptics of her gift and often leading to a race against the clock to crack violent and horrific crimes and bring the right criminals to justice. Episodes are: 'When Push Comes to Shove (Part 2)', 'The Song Remains the Same', 'Time Out of Mind', 'Light Sleeper', 'Sweet Dreams', 'Dead Aim', 'Judge, Jury and Executioner', 'Too Close to Call', 'Still Life', 'The Reckoning', 'Method to His Madness', 'Doctor's Orders', 'Raising Cain', 'A Changed Man', 'Sweet Child o' Mine', 'Allison Wonderland', 'Lucky in Love', 'S.O.S.', 'Knowing Her', 'The Darkness Is Light Enough', 'Death Takes a Policy' and 'Twice Upon a Time'.

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