Who's elated about the return of 'Medium'?

145221__medium_lDay Break, Shmay Break! The premiere I’m most excited about tonight is the third-season opener of NBC’s wickedly creative Medium. I like to think of it as the creepy little drama that could. It doesn’t get the ratings of CSI, even though its crimes are often more creative. It doesn’t get the buzz of Lost, even though it’s frequently just as gripping and innovative. And it does family drama as well (and as realistically — see the rumpled clothes and messy kitchen counters) as any show on the airwaves.

Now, according to the folks at Sci Fi Wire, series creator Glenn Gordon Caron is fulfilling a long-running ambition by infusing tonight’s episode with 2-D animation techniques, and better still, they’ll be used during the dream sequences of my favorite child actor, Maria Lark (quirky middle kid Bridgette). Let’s just hope Emmy-winning star Patricia Arquette’s decision to pull a Felicity (see her stark new bob, pictured) — and the show’s new time slot — don’t result in a ratings dip. Who’s joining me to watch Medium tonight and ensure that doesn’t happen?

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  • Jakeem

    I only hope that NBC is embarrassed that this show was shelved in favor of “Studio 60″ on Monday nights. Maybe the return of “Medium” will be one thing that the Peacock Network actually gets right this season!

  • Allen

    Mike…
    Normally I’d join you, but I’ll just have to look forward to your recap instead.

  • Garry

    I’ve loved “Medium” since its premiere, and I was thrilled to see Patricia Arquette win the Emmy for her performance (and I don’t think her new haircut is bad at all!). I’ve been missing it since the end of last season, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the ratings stay strong. NBC would be foolish not to support it for as long as the show is on the air.

  • Jeff

    I’m sooooo there tonight! Love this show, but it’s gonna have to battle at this timeslot, but my DVR will definately be recording it! PA is great and the girls, are good too. Can’t wait to see how grown they are now! Should make for some good story lines!

  • e

    I’m so excited. I wish it were still on Mondays (with Heroes . . . wouldn’t that be a great block?!). I’m glad I don’t have to wait til January for the show to come back, that’s for sure.

  • Josh

    Thank you.
    The first short season, when it debuted in midseason, I was skeptical. Arquette won the Emmy, though I wasn’t sure if it was deserved. I thought it would get repetitive and predictable, with ghost after ghost.
    Luckily I wasn’t a fan of “CSI: Miami” and found myself tuning in on occassion during season two. I noticed the show becoming more creative, erasing away my previous fears. This wasn’t just a procedural show with a twist, this was a show growing into one of television’s finest hours.
    But none of the critics seemed to notice. As people talked about “The Office” getting better in its second season, and about “Desperate Housewives” getting worse that season, “Medium” seemed ignored. My favorite shows often align with critics, that’s just the type of taste I have, and I began to wonder if I was off or if they were.
    So thank you for confirming what I came to know during season 2. Not only does it have one of TV’s best relationships (and you’re so right about Maria / Bridgette – one of TV’s finest scene-stealers), but it also is truly one of the most creative shows out there in terms of storytelling and directing/editing/producing.
    My ony worry is that I’ve also become a fan of “The Nine”, but at least tonight I don’t have to worry about the conflict.

  • EM

    Yep. I’m with you!

  • Deb

    Been a fan since the begining, can’t wait till tonight!
    I guess better late then never.

  • Dan

    I love “Medium” and am soooo excited for tonight’s episode!!! Glad to see that others even know this show exists as it has absolutely ZERO press coverage!!
    Not only is the main idea of the show creative, but, the portrayal of the family unit is the most realistic of any show on TV right now.
    PS — I think Patricia’s haircut is adorable.

  • spud

    Concur on the loving the show, and the family interaction is dead-on realistic (the main reason the wife watches the show). But I think people miss the wonder that is Patricia Arquette’s amble bosom. I just got through watching a Charlie Kaufman-penned pic called “Huamn Nature”, which features many shots of Patricia’s sweater puppies, so I am primed for the return. She likes to wear the conservative clothes, but we all know the magnificent mounds that lie underneath!!

  • Can I Get A What What

    Medium

    CRAP!! I missed it! I forgot that Medium was starting up again this week. I hope I can find the episode online.

  • Ed

    I don’t like Patricia Arquette ever since she dissed Lisa Ling on the red carpet. I think it was 2 years ago when Medium came out and it was all the rage; the Golden Golbes gave it all sorts of noms.
    Patricia was late and she was coming in with her husband, Lisa tried to ask her whether she believed in ghosts and Patricia gave her a dirty look and said, “I can’t answer that, I’m late for the show”. It was so obvious that Lisa twitched and said, with a fake smile, “that’s it from here”.
    I’ll never forget that Patricia Arquette, you’re mean!
    P.S and your show SUCKS, sorry Michael.

  • Stephen

    Great show with great actress and look forward to another intriguing season! I’m with you!

  • julie

    Yes! So glad this show is BACK! I agree with some others about this show getting no press, while other shows are shoved down our throats every second. Glad Lost is over, didnt want to watch Daybreak, glad there is something to watch. Love the family and bridget is my fave. Everyone… tell a friend to watch this show and maybe people will pay attention.

  • fredric

    Slezak, you of all people should know that it wasn’t the haircut that killed Felicity’s ratings… they took the show from it’s post Dawson home run ratings night and put it on Sundays against The Simpsons!
    And YAY I am glad Medium is back. I can’t wait!

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