In this season of Medium Allison is back to work for the District Attorney, solving crimes with her amazing psychic abilities. Someone mentioned that the season was formalistic and to a degree this is true, most episodes is about some gruesome crime, Allison have dreams about it, first interprets the dreams or visions wrong and slowly things get more clear. In between this there are family issues, often involving the three Dubois girls own psychic abilities and how that affect their lives and how the husband, Joe deals with it all. Season four changed things up quite a bit with Allison loosing her job, but now things are back usual. However this is not a bad thing, it is formalistic, but it is a formula which works.
I think this is a good season, there are several double or even tipple episodes which allow for longer and more detailed storylines. I found myself watching the entire set in three sitting as the episodes drew me in and I just had to watch another episode and another one. I had eagerly awaited this set as it took a long time to come out in Norway and it was worth the wait. Yes the season is typical Medium with very little new idea, but that is what I like about it. This series is one part paranormal show, one part crime solving and one part family drama and that just works.
I do however have some complaints which prevents me from giving this season five stars. My biggest complaint is the ending, it feels very contrived. I am not going to spoil what it is, but it just did not sit well with me, my second gripe is the relationship issues between Lee and Lynn, that is given far to little time, they should either just have dropped that subplot or given those two characters more screen time for as it is, the whole thing is more distracting from the events of the rest of the series and give very little as it is not given time to develop properly. I would also have loved to see some character development, Allison still go off half cooked every time she had a vision before taking the time to interpret it, the kids act mostly exactly the same as always, Joe still struggles with the same things as in season one, the characters feel very static.
However all this are minor gripes. This is a good season. I think everyone who is a fan of Medium will like it. Also since all the plot points from earlier seasons for the most part have been resolved, this would also make a good entry season for new viewers, though I would off course recommend people to see it from the start. I had a blast with this set, and I wholeheartedly recommend it.