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A Gifted Man (pilot)

A Supernatural/Medical drama

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A Quick Tip by stormtamer

  • Sep 24, 2011

Episode one of this show's series premiere was surprisingly better than most series premieres. Normally getting used to, or interested in a brand new series can be difficult, especially because most times the acting is rather stiff, and the plot needs to be good enough to grab you in the first few minutes. So far so good for "A Gifted Man." Basically the plot is rather simple so far - Dr. Michael Holt (Patrick Wilson) is a talented neurosurgeon who treats only the most well off of patients, and knows how talented he is. Despite being somewhat of a narcissist, Holt is actually quite likable, and is committed to always being at his best.  And then one day he happens to meet up with his ex-wife who, unbeknownst to Michael at the time had died two weeks prior.

At first glance A Gifted Man may seem like nothing more than a mix of Medium and House, but I thought it was quite different. Holt finds himself honoring a request from his ex, and then finds himself treating a poor minority (Mexican I think) boy, giving his condition precedence over one of his most important and influential patients.  Wilson is amazingly convincing in his role, and I was hooked in the first five minutes. I hope others agree, and the ratings for this show skyrocket.

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September 26, 2011
I heard of this but, missed it. I think I'll have to check it out- it sounds like a good show and I like both Medium and House, so a combo of the two would be really interesting! Great QT and thanks for sharing with the Pass the Remote Community :)
September 26, 2011
Thanks! Yeah, I think CBS has a really fantastic lineup this Fall. They've put things together so that in addition to the fan favorites they also have some new and interesting titles. Person of Interest was also very good. And of course there's the CSIs, NCISs, and Criminal Minds, which I personally can't get enough of. I wish Unforgettable was on earlier though. Didn't get a chance to see that one. Now on to Terra Nova on FOX...
September 24, 2011
whoa. I missed this one. sounds pretty much like something I may get into.
September 24, 2011
I have been looking forward to seeing this for a while, but didn't expect too much. I was very happily surprised at how good this was, especially for a pilot. An added bonus that I didn't have to choose between this show and Fringe.
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Michael Holt (Patrick Wilson) is a talented but self-absorbed surgeon at an upscale New York City clinic. He lives a comfortable and materialistic life due to the wealthy clients he treats, but is nevertheless discontent with his life and acts coldly to those around him. This life is thrown into disarray, however, when he is visited by the ghost of his ex-wife Anna (Jennifer Ehle), who was recently killed in a car accident. Anna asks Michael to help keep running the free clinic she previously directed, which leads Michael to be exposed to poorer patients in need who are far different from his usual clientele. Michael's sister Christina (Julie Benz), a single mother struggling to care for her troubled teenage son Milo (Liam Aiken), believes in the supernatural and is thrilled with the idea that Anna is back in Michael's life, as she insists he was a better person when she was around
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