I have a confession.
Well, okay, it’s not a new show, but it’s new to me. Actually it’s in its 6th season now, and I just found it a few weeks ago. It’s Medium. See, I like to watch Ghost Whisperer. That’s my other confession. It’s a nice bubblegum kind of show, always with the happy ending, pretty Jennifer Love Hewitt. I swear, I knew when she was just a tiny little thing she’d grow up to be a star. Ghost Whisperer is to TV what romance novels are to reading.
But CBS acquired Medium this summer after NBC dumped it, and they put it on after Ghost Whisperer and for some reason we decided to watch it when it started this season. And we got hooked by the writing. It incredibly well done. Sure, set aside your disbelief or belief in the subject matter of psychic phenomena, and instead look at the way they do dialogue and backstory. The way they show family life, siblings dealing with each other, parents trying to cope with children and being out of work and trying to pay bills, struggling with their kids’ teachers. We’ve been catching up with the show for a few weeks now since it’s syndicated on some other channel, and we haven’t been disappointed yet. Rarely happy endings, but satisfying ones. Not too large, not too small, just right.
The other show I’ve taken a shine to – for many of the same reasons as Medium – is The Good Wife. Great writing, good acting, well done scripts. Always entertaining. Just a touch on the “she always wins her cases” but they build up the tension fairly well. Add in a mother-in-law you want to strangle and hey, it’s a win-win.
Those are my new favorites. How about you? Found anything new to love lately?