Medium Season Seven REVIEW
Release Date: 16 July 2003
2010-11 | 15 | 540 minutes | £27.99
Distributor: Paramount Home Entertainment
Creator: Glenn Gordon Caron
Cast: Patricia Arquette, Jake Weber, Miguel Sandoval
This final season has taken bloody ages to hit UK DVD but the wait has been worth it. While wobbling a little from over-familiarity, Medium‘s swansong year doesn’t disappoint… although your opinion on the series finale may vary, as is the way with all finales these days.
Patricia Arquette’s Allison Dubois is still hunting down serial killers using her psychic powers, but in these last 13 episodes there’s more focus on how her children’s burgeoning abilities are going to affect their lives (to sum up: it sucks to be them). There are several of Medium’s typical “gimmick” episodes, from one which has Allison seeing weird symbols floating in the air, to the finale, which is set in the future.
As always, the heart of the show is the relationship between Allison and Jake Weber’s dependable Joe, and while some stories may be a little predictable, it’s always a fun ride. Only an arc plot involving Detective Scanlon doesn’t quite engage, mainly because the guy playing him always looks as though he wants to be on another show.
Then there’s the finale, which we can’t discuss without spoiling things; suffice it to say that the fourth-wall-breaking sign-off may bring a lump to your throat…
Blub-inducing look back “Memories Of Medium” (22 minutes) and a season seven Making Of (23 minutes) are the main draw. A gag reel and three short featurettes (totalling 21 minutes) on director of photography Larry Reibman, Detective Scanlon, and Medium’s international appeal (featuring numerous dubbed clips!) complete the package.
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