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Medium: The Complete Fifth Season
Medium The Complete Fifth Season
Actors: Patricia Arquette, Jake Weber, David Cubitt, Miguel Sandoval
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2009     13hr 0min

Allison Dubois (Arquette) is a strong-willed, devoted young wife and mother of three girls, who has gradually come to grips with her extraordinary ability to talk to dead people, see the future in her dreams and read peopl...  more »


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Actors: Patricia Arquette, Jake Weber, David Cubitt, Miguel Sandoval
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Paramount
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 10/06/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 13hr 0min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 5
SwapaDVD Credits: 5
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Love This Show!
Roz Frasier | 09/10/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This show has a likable, great cast. I honestly keep forgetting that Patricia Arquette is acting. She is so convincing that it's hard not to take the character of Allison seriously, instead of "what a loon." I'm a mom and it's WONDERFUL to see someone who looks like a mom instead of glamourous star with tons of makeup. Joe and Allison have real fights. Joe isn't perfect. Allison isn't perfect. Their marriage deals with faith and trust in each other, broken cars, losing jobs, taking kids to the doctor, etc. I love the family relationships. The kids act like, well, normal kids. Is anyone else tired of "super-brainy," mouthy brats being promoted on TV?

The DA, lead detective, and deputy mayor make up the other side of Allison's life. Another great ensemble! All three are down to earth and none fit into the usual niches of their roles. The DA doesn't act like a law book. The lead detective doesn't act like Starsky or Hutch. The deputy mayor is both logical and calming. They're intriguing characters and I would like to hear more of their stories, too.

I was SO glad that CBS picked up "Medium!" I am hoping that CBS will do a better job in promoting this little gem filled with a new mystery every week. With NBC and its crazy scheduling, I missed the first couple of episodes before I knew that it was back on the air. Never got to see reruns during the summer--I hope that changes.

I've purchased the first four seasons and am looking forward to this release!"
One of the Best Shows on TV
J. Fernandez | New York, NY | 06/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Medium is definitely one of the best acted and written shows on television. Recently, NBC, canceled this series, which makes no sense whatsoever considering it still has great ratings, but not to fear, CBS in all it's infinite wisdom picked up the show from NBC, and will be airing it after Ghost Whisperer on Fridays! Now the show will definitely get the props and attention it deserves, because it truly is one of the best shows on television. If you haven't seen an episode of Medium, I suggest it highly, because it is definitely one of the best written and acted shows on television! This past season was absolutely excellent, and the last episode of this season was just absolutely incredible! This is Must See TV!"
Superb season of a quality series
barry | Boston, MA United States | 10/20/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the fifth season of MEDIUM a creative, excellently executed drama that is one of the best on television. There are 18 episodes in this excellent season. And thank goodness this was its last season on NBC which never treated it as the quality show it is. Always a midseason replacement, always a chance of cancellation and never given quality promotion. I can give huge kudos to CBS which now carries MEDIUM this season. It has premiered gloriously in the fall like it deserves and the show's storyline has flowed effortlessly from the end of season 5.

Now back to season 5 which this review is about. MEDIUM has always been a rarity on television for its characters are very believable and real. Yes, Allison has dreams and that is the basis of the show. But foremost Allison is a wife and mother. She is not always perfect. She is human and tries her best to do good and juggle all these things. The show in no way uses the dreams as a gimmick. They are a part of Allison's life and they become real to the viewer. Her husband Joe is the perfect partner for her. He struggles often on how to be there for her as the dreams envelop her life but they have a true marriage based on love, friendship and acceptance. The three children are also very real. This is your average family that must deal with some added kicks in life. The daughters have picked up their mothers gift and life is often unpredictable.

But if you watch the show you know all this. The professional side of her life with the DA and the police department is just as believable. The highest kudos for the success of this show must go to the writers and the great ensemble cast. Every actor carries their load with great conviction. Led by the great Patricia Arquette this show for all its sordid and scary moments is based on heart. Her acting is so flawless here that you don't even realize she is doing it. Every emotion is real and every dilemma heartfelt. Allison Dubois becomes very real in her hands.

All series these days are released on dvd but MEDIUM is one that is a must have if you enjoy the show or its genre. The tension and continuity gets lost sometimes on tv with the commercials breaking in. To see it with no interruption adds to the drama and emotion immensely. Also, for all the different dreams she has there is a story line about her family and all the characters that has been a continuous ongoing drama since season one. Season five breaks the mold a little and has a 2 parter and a 3 parter. Tension runs strong as Allison is pursued by a killer who believes her dreams are signs from the devil and the show gets very very creative when Allison leaves the DA's office for a unique job opportunity. The story line is very creative and adds to the already deep drama.

The ending of the season is very dramatic with a heartwrenching conclusion that leaves a lot in the air as it provides the opportunity for the show to continue or end as no one really knew what was in the cards at that time. I won't give away the storyline but the last episodes of saeason five are among the best of the entire run of this series.

MEDIUM is television of the highest caliber and thanks to Patricia Arquette and crew the standards continue to remain very high. This is a very intense show filled with deep psychological drama and many scares. Highly recommended."
Continues to shine
MKG | Houston, TX | 02/19/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love this show. The writing is fabulous the stories range from touching, scary, funny, to realistic. The premise, of a medium having the support of professionals (the DA and a detective) to utilize her unique gifts to help victims works. That someone who died a victim could communicate with the living to prevent another person from becoming the next victim would be wonderful, that they cared enough to do it is a powerful idea.

I suppose the most enchanting part of this show is that although it deals with the paranormal which is "out there" it feels less out there than most shows. That's because the characters look & feel like real people: overweight, skinny, tall, short, good moods, bad mood, good parenting, fights, it's all there. The family scenes really pull the show together, even though the show revolves around brutal, horrible crimes it isn't overwhelming because there is so much interplay with the family. It gives the viewer and the characters the foundation to puzzle out the obtuse messages from the "departed".

I am so glad it's been picked up for another season and I'm amazed that after 5 seasons the writing and acting still feel fresh.