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  • Robert William McCormack
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    Premieres Friday, September 23rd at 8pm on CBS

     

    Starring Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Ehle, Rachelle Lefevre,

    Margo Matindale, and Pablo Schreiber. 

     

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    Robert William McCormack
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    Episode Title: “Pilot”

     

    Synopsis: When a well-known surgeon begins seeing his dead ex-wife, he starts questioning the meaning of

    life and his place in the world. 

     

    Guest Star: Julie Benz

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    Karl William
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    I think that if this is a success, in both ratings and critcally, that Patrick Wilson can possibly recieve a nomination. And I’m not sure what role Margo Martindale plays, but if it’s showy she can get a nom as well.

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    Robert William McCormack
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    I’d like to see this one succeed. There’s a lot of talent working in it’s favor, both in front of and behind the camera. Tonight’s premiere was both broad and generic at times, but Jonathan Demme’s inspired direction and the performances of the cast did worked in it’s favor. I have nothing against a good medical drama, especially a character driven one, and I think “A Gifted Man” has the potential to be just that. I’ll be interested to see how it performs in the ratings department, because I could see it going either way. Regardless, I’ll be back next week, if only to see how they expand Margo Martindale’s role. I’d follow that woman just about anywhere. 

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    Karl William
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    I liked it. It didn’t blow me away, and I agree that some of the dialougue was generic. Jonathan Demme’s direction was terrific, I think he can get a nod. Again, I would like to wait for the ratings, but I can see Patrick Wilson getting a nod. Also, Margo got some material and there is a potential to her character. If she gets an episode where she gets to outright tell off Patrick’s character, I can see her getting a nod. Other than that it was pretty good, I enjoyed it and will be there next week.

     

    “Pilot”: B+ MVP: Wilson

     

    Grades for Season 1

    “Pilot”: B+ MVP: Wilson

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    Not sure how I feel about this. A lot of goofy supernatural claptrap upfront with Pablo Schreiber out of place as some hippie mystic spirit guru. The arrogant-doc-gets-humbled angle is a familiar one, and though I adore that supporting cast — Margo Martindale, Julie Benz, Jennifer Ehle, and Schreiber — the pilot doesn’t indicate much of interest in their characters. Maybe I’ll give this a couple of weeks to see if it grows and how, but I wasn’t especially won over by this premiere.

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    BenitoDelicias
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    This is going to be one of those “it’s because of the cast” shows….I don’t mind a medical drama, but I didn’t see anything special here. Again, because of the cast, I’ll watch it some more…

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    Robert William McCormack
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    Episode Title: “In Case All Hell Breaks Loose”

     

    Synopsis: Michael works double duty trying to save a pregnant friend he recently diagnosed with a brain tumor and a little boy with a sickle cell disease. 

     

    Guest Star: Rhys Coiro

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    kristie kramer
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     Patrick Wilson is so cute…I really enjoyed this episode. Fast, smart writing. I think this show will be around for a while

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    Cathy V
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    I watched this last week but didn’t feel particularly compelled to keep watching.  I did see that last 5 or 10 minutes of last night’s episode- enough to see that a man discovered his son wasn’t his and was going to disown him, and Patrick Wilson made an impassioned speech to him.  Then, just as he was about to break the bad news to the son, in steps the father right on cue.  Groan, the worst cliche in the book. I think that this is my problem with this show- it’s just seems a little too politically correct and squeaky clean for me.  Not that I don’t appreciate positive messages, but I dunno, it just seems a little forced from what I’ve seen. Probably not fair of me to judge the 2nd episode, though, since I missed most of it.

    That said, I agree with kristie that Wilson is a doll, and of course I adore Margo Martindale.  I hope the show does pretty well if only for their sakes.

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    Dean
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    The camaraderie between Martindale and Wilson is great. The episode last night was awesome. Hope ratings pick up.

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    As a supposed showcase for Margo Martindale Rhys Coiro certainly got a lot of screentime! It’s like the show is split equally between Wilson and Coiro.

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