History Series / Medium

19th Jul '17 6:58:24 AM jormis29
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** There have been several, the most egregious instance so far being a [[spoiler:patient-killing doctor played by Oded Fehr who kills the one person who could've implicated him and then transfers to a hospital in another state, where he will almost definitely continue killing, considering how by the end of the episode he's proudly admitted twice to Allison (who wasn't GenreSavvy enough to record either confession) that he fully believes it's up to him to decide who lives and dies.]]

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** There have been several, the most egregious instance so far being a [[spoiler:patient-killing doctor played by Oded Fehr Creator/OdedFehr who kills the one person who could've implicated him and then transfers to a hospital in another state, where he will almost definitely continue killing, considering how by the end of the episode he's proudly admitted twice to Allison (who wasn't GenreSavvy enough to record either confession) that he fully believes it's up to him to decide who lives and dies.]]
11th Jun '17 8:13:45 PM nombretomado
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* ActionGirl: Subverted. In one episode, Allison seems to be fighting off a group of muggers as if she were [[XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]]. But in fact everything after the initial confrontation was a dream she had after actually getting beaten up.

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* ActionGirl: Subverted. In one episode, Allison seems to be fighting off a group of muggers as if she were [[XenaWarriorPrincess [[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]]. But in fact everything after the initial confrontation was a dream she had after actually getting beaten up.
11th Mar '17 10:13:43 PM partner555
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* MuggleMageRomance: The titular medium is married to an ordinary man.
5th Feb '17 2:12:00 PM NOYB
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* AmbitionIsEvil: When Devalos is tapped to become mayor of Phoenix, he wants to know his wife's best friend's husband Benito, a very ambitious but politically weak councilman, won't use their wives' personal information against him. Benito implies that he will (he knows about both Ariana's suicide and [[spoiler: Mrs. Devalos' subsequent pill addiction that she later beat (thankfully he doesn't know ''why'' Ariana killed herself)]]) so Devalos counters with [[spoiler: $25,000 in stolen funds for an abortion for Benito's comely campaign worker]].

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* AmbitionIsEvil: When Devalos is tapped to become mayor of Phoenix, he wants to know his wife's best friend's husband Benito, a very ambitious but politically weak councilman, won't use their wives' personal information against him. Benito implies that he will (he knows about both Ariana's suicide and [[spoiler: Mrs. Devalos' Devalos's subsequent pill addiction that she later beat (thankfully he doesn't know ''why'' Ariana killed herself)]]) so Devalos counters with [[spoiler: $25,000 in stolen funds for an abortion for Benito's comely campaign worker]].



* ArbitrarySkepticism: Except perhaps ''not'' always so arbitrary, especially since Allison's abilities have proven at times to be fallible. Yet, she still often treats them as if there's no way that she can be mistaken. This almost gets into outright deconstruction territory. Joe's extreme skepticism and inhumane insistence that Allison think things through almost fall into irrational... except for the numerous times he is ''dead right,'' which ironically gives him just enough credibility to insist on doing the same when it will not work. Likewise, Devalos' and Scanlon's skepticism is not so much doubt rather than "We believe you, but we have to dot the i's and cross the t's."

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* ArbitrarySkepticism: Except perhaps ''not'' always so arbitrary, especially since Allison's abilities have proven at times to be fallible. Yet, she still often treats them as if there's no way that she can be mistaken. This almost gets into outright deconstruction territory. Joe's extreme skepticism and inhumane insistence that Allison think things through almost fall into irrational... except for the numerous times he is ''dead right,'' which ironically gives him just enough credibility to insist on doing the same when it will not work. Likewise, Devalos' Devalos's and Scanlon's skepticism is not so much doubt rather than "We believe you, but we have to dot the i's and cross the t's."
19th Dec '16 2:51:42 AM Xtifr
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'''''Medium''''' is a TV show set around the character Allison Dubois (Patricia Arquette), who is a psychic. She has the ability to see dead people, and often has dreams of the future or the past. She's also the mother of three young daughters, who are developing psychic abilities as they grow up. Her husband Joe (Jake Weber) is the suffering normal person of the family, having to deal with all this while trying to succeed at his job in aerospace engineering.

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'''''Medium''''' ''Medium'' is a TV show set around the character Allison Dubois (Patricia Arquette), who is a psychic. She has the ability to see dead people, and often has dreams of the future or the past. She's also the mother of three young daughters, who are developing psychic abilities as they grow up. Her husband Joe (Jake Weber) is the suffering normal person of the family, having to deal with all this while trying to succeed at his job in aerospace engineering.
13th Apr '16 6:44:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* MediumBlending: ([[IncrediblyLamePun Pun]] not intended.) It turns out that [[spoiler:Bridgette has Mommy's abilities, too]], but all of her premonitions are in the form of extremely chilling (and violent) cartoons.

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* MediumBlending: ([[IncrediblyLamePun Pun]] not intended.) It turns out that [[spoiler:Bridgette has Mommy's abilities, too]], but all of her premonitions are in the form of extremely chilling (and violent) cartoons.
13th Apr '16 6:44:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* AbusiveParents: "Very Merry Maggie"; Scanlon's.

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* AllJustADream

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* AmnesiacDissonance: "A Changed Man"

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* CreepyChild: "Very Merry Maggie"
* CreepyDoll: "Very Merry Maggie"
* CuckooNest

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* DeusAngstMachina: [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Being. Psychic. SUCKS.]]

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* TheDollEpisode
* DreamSpying

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* EroticAsphyxiation: "The Whole Truth"

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* GlassesGirl: Marie
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry

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* GroundhogDayLoop: "Be Kind, Rewind"
* HappilyMarried: Allison and Joe.

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* INever

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* ISeeDeadPeople

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* LittleMissSnarker: Bridgette

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* NightmareDreams

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* SnapBack

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Bridget and Ariel.

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* %%* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Bridget and Ariel.
13th Mar '16 1:54:20 AM GrammarNavi
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** [[spoiler:Allison keeps a lot of guilty secrets, especially like the WellIntentionedExtremist FBI profiler played by [[ThatSeventiesShow Kurtwood Smith ("Red")]] who lets his prey go only to kill them later himself; there's also Devalos' revenge for his daughter on ''his own client''. Lucky to not get disbarred for that...]]
** There's also the fact that [[spoiler: Scanlon allowed his rapist brother to be killed by Vigilante Woman [[ThatSeventiesShow Laura Prepon ("Donna")]], although no one knew at the time. Later, driven to the edge of sleep deprivation by his brother's ghost, he beats up an abusive father in front of his family and later threatens to reveal the wife's dark past to the DA (though that ''might'' be the brother talking).]]

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** [[spoiler:Allison keeps a lot of guilty secrets, especially like the WellIntentionedExtremist FBI profiler played by [[ThatSeventiesShow [[Series/That70sShow Kurtwood Smith ("Red")]] who lets his prey go only to kill them later himself; there's also Devalos' revenge for his daughter on ''his own client''. Lucky to not get disbarred for that...]]
** There's also the fact that [[spoiler: Scanlon allowed his rapist brother to be killed by Vigilante Woman [[ThatSeventiesShow [[Series/That70sShow Laura Prepon ("Donna")]], although no one knew at the time. Later, driven to the edge of sleep deprivation by his brother's ghost, he beats up an abusive father in front of his family and later threatens to reveal the wife's dark past to the DA (though that ''might'' be the brother talking).]]
13th Mar '16 12:10:19 AM JMQwilleran
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** "Will the Real Fred Rovick Please Stand Up?" -- referencing the famous CatchPhrase of ''ToTellTheTruth''

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** "Will the Real Fred Rovick Please Stand Up?" -- referencing the famous CatchPhrase of ''ToTellTheTruth''''Series/ToTellTheTruth''
** In one installment, Joe discovers Marie is using her psychic powers to watch "Nugget," a children's cable channel the Dubois family doesn't get. This is a sure reference to Noggin, a preschool-themed cable channel run by Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} that was later rebranded as Creator/NickJr, which was once a block on the Nickelodeon channel.
5th Nov '15 9:28:35 AM JMQwilleran
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* CirclingBirdies: In "A Changed Man," Allison falls and hits her head. Bridgette asks if she saw stars, or planets, or these. Ariel tells her that they're only cartoons, [[DiscussedTrope Bridgette insists that they could be in real life too.]]
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