Sunday, October 23, 2011

CBS's A Gifted Man - TV Review

CBS really does feel like the old-persons network. This might have a supernatural wist but for the most part it's a medical procedural with the sterilized template of a dozen other shows.

Now it's a nice cast assembled. Patrick Wilson (The A-Team, Insidious) stars as a brilliant, cocky surgeon who sees the ghost of his dead ex-wife. For the one episode I saw, I don't really get what it had to do with anything else in the show. The other 80% dealt with medical cases of the week. Margo Martindale (Justified) trades in her hillbilly duds for business-formal, Rachelle LaFevre (Twilight) has surrendered vampire fangs for a labcoat, Eriq LaSalle (ER) has... um, well, he's a psychiatrist this time.

Seems like a perfectly sensible weekly drama, but it seems more aimed for those folks too old to land in the 18-49 demo.

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