Friday, June 18, 2010


I don’t watch a lot of television (who has the effing time?) but one of my favorite television shows is Medium. I’ll be honest, I haven’t watched it this year b/c well, like I said, time, time, time. I’ll probably get caught up through Netflix next year.

I watch it for a few reasons. 1. The paranormal aspect. 2. Patricia Arquette. I have a major girl crush on her. And that will likely be a blog for another time… like two weeks from now. 3. I love the characterization and I absolutely love the relationship between the married couple on the show (Joe and Allison). If you don’t watch the show, it’s about a woman with psychic abilities who works for the District Attorney (somewhere in Arizona). She’s a wife and mother of three children and even though she’s psychic, they still struggle with bills and real life.

Obviously I’m a fan of romance and everything it entails. Most of the romances I read involve a couple just getting to know one another, or even if they have a past, they’re starting fresh because of some outside force trying to keep them apart. Or, an outside force is determined to kill one of them, thus pushing them together against their will (I read a lot of romantic suspense). Sure, they fight along the way and usually butt heads, but everything about their relationship and even their arguing is new and fresh.

I like that Medium shows a couple that’s been married for at least 16 years (the age of their oldest daughter), fight like cats and dogs sometimes about the same things, but still make up like adults. There’s such a realism to their relationship it’s refreshing.

Can anyone recommend any romances that involve couples who have been married for a handful of years? (Or a good movie involving Patricia Arquette?) ;)


Wynter Daniels said...

I haven't seen that show, but maybe I should take a look. I wrote a book (my alter ego, Dara Edmondson) about an older married couple called Compromising Positions. It is tough to make an established relationship fresh and in romance books, you don't see many, so it was a challenge. I have read a couple of them from Harlequin's NEXT line, but I can't think of the specific names.

Dalton Diaz said...

I can't think of any with realism beyond the old Roseanne show, which became very unreal. It's funny, one that came to mind was the complete opposite of reality, Hart to Hart. Remember that oldie? I don't know why that popped into my head, but their relationship annoys me even now.

Savannah Stuart said...

I haven't read the NEXT line in a while but thanks for the reminder, Wynter :)

I never watched either of those shows and I've actually never heard of the H to H one!

Michelle Polaris said...

You're making me interested in Medium. I can't think of a show or book either that features the romance of a long married couple.In secondary characters yes. But that's not the same thing. Hmmmh. I think I need to write one although I respect you Wynter that you've tried. It can't be that easy.