Based on the book DON'T KISS THEM GOODBYE by real-life psychic investigator Allison DuBois, NBC's popular television series 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 fictionalized 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 and to read minds, 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 series' debut season is presented in its entirety with this collection of episodes.
4 stars out of 5 -- "[W]hile the crimes Alison investigates usually hold the attention, it's the warmth and gentle humour of her home brought to naturalistic life by a well-chosen group of exceptional actors, both young and old..." - 08/01/2006 Ultimate DVD, p.102
"[T]his is an extremely well-scripted and tightly plotted series." - 10/01/2006 Sight and Sound, p.90