Joshua Hale Fialkov

Purveyor of sheer awesomeness.

Joshua Hale Fialkov is the Harvey, Eisner, and Emmy Award nominated writer of graphic novels, animation, video games, film, and television, including:

THE LIFE AFTER, THE BUNKER, PUNKS, ELK'S RUN, TUMOR, ECHOES, KING, PACIFIC RIM, THE ULTIMATES, I, VAMPIRE, and JEFF STEINBERG CHAMPION OF EARTH. He's also written for NBC's CHICAGO MED and SYFY's upcoming INCORPORATED.

Photograph by Heidi Ryder

Medium

I've been slowly working my way through Season One of Medium, off some rips of the series I got from some friends. I'm actually surprised the show's been more or less ignored by the internet fandom world, cause it's damn good. It starts off a bit rough, but as it goes on it gets better and better, and the current season is actually pretty fantastic. The only thing it really lacks is an overall arc. The first season has sort of a bookend arc where the first case and the last case are tied together, but aside from that, no real over-arching anything.

That's actually not true. The slow corrosion of the family relationships because of her 'abilities' serves as that sort of throughline. Again, in season one, it's a bit too one note, husband gets frustrated, kids feel ignored, she saves the day, mix and repeat. But, again, as it goes on, it's gotten considerably stronger, and we see a true falling apart of the familial unit.

All in all, it's a pretty great take on both the cop show and the family drama, plus it's got some good supernatural fun to boot. Anyways, check it out.