USA / Spanish
"She Sees What Others Can't. "Suburban mum Alison Dubois (Patricia Arquette) attempts to balance family life with solving mysteries using her special gift. She can see dead people and can often hear the thoughts of those around her.
Since the success of "Sixth Sense," many characters in the movies and
on television have been seeing dead people. Allison, a law student with
a husband and three kids, is one of them. This series is based on a
real-life, gifted medium. She is portrayed by Patricia Arquette. Having
seen the real Allison Dubois and heard her speak, this is great
The episodes I've seen thus far have been entertaining, refreshing,
intriguing, and a nice break from the usual fare on network television,
i.e., bachelors, survivors, bachelorettes, and makeover victims.
Arquette's performance is understated, that of a likable character with
an offbeat, supportive husband, cute kids, and a bizarre relationship
with the spirit world. The guest cast tends towards the quirky, making
them interesting. Allison's visions are more focused than the rather
far-fetched images the young woman gets on "Missing," probably because
Allison is not only seeing, but talking to, dead people.