Medium: Partners in Crime - VIDEO
(S04E12) I had all but forgotten about Kurtwood Smith. I've been a big fan ever since Robocop and this character is really fun to watch. I only wish the writers had given his character a different name. Every time someone calls him Agent Cooper, I flashback to Twin Peaks and I feel like I'm betraying Medium by wishing that Peaks was still on the air.
One of the best things about Smith is how he can be so menacing while still keeping a smile on his face. In fact, I find him scarier when he smiles. I felt the same way when Red would actually say something nice to a member of his family on That 70's Show.
After Cooper was shot, I was only bummed for a minute before I realized that being dead doesn't keep you off a show like this. I would love it if Agent Cooper showed up once in a while to consult with Allison on her consulting. Watching Allison look at mugshots with Cooper reading over her shoulder was awesome.
It took a while but I finally found something about this show that I just can't buy. There is no way that Joe Dubois can have three daughters and still find time to work out enough to look so good shirtless. I need to know his secret and fast.
I've really had enough of D.A. Douchebag. His time is clearly up so just give him the hook already. It's very simple really. Kill off Van Dyke and have the governor or whoever appoint Manny. Then when they come back next season, they can explain that over the summer, he was re-elected, Allison is working for him again and everything is back to normal.
As much as I enjoy looking at Kelly Preston, I'm a little disappointed that she's been added to the cast. It's obvious that she's there mainly to cause some sexual tension and put Joe and Allison's marriage in jeopardy. In my opinion, the show doesn't need stuff like that. The day-to-day problems of an American family like the Dubois' have plenty of tension already.
I am, however, looking forward to watching Joe in his new career. The guy has been playing the put-upon husband for way too long. Embarking on this new adventure is exactly what the character needs to be more watchable. Who knows, maybe the girls can help Joe out around his new office.
All in all, this was a pretty good episode. I like the fact that Allison is finally seeing ghosts again and not just having bad dreams. I also like the seeing the Dubois family get their life back on track. I suppose the only thing left to fix is Det. Scanlon's horrible posture. Does that guy need a chiropractor or what?
|Capt. Push (Arliss Howard)||49 (57.0%)|
|Agent Cooper (Kurtwood Smith)||37 (43.0%)|