A Gifted Man

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  • TV-PG
  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 7.0  (7,649)

A Gifted Man is a television drama series that aired on CBS from 2011 to 2012. It stars Patrick Wilson as Dr. Michael Holt, a successful and selfish neurosurgeon who is completely focused on his career and not interested in anything else. However, his life takes an unexpected turn when his ex-wife Anna (Jennifer Ehle) appears to him as a ghost seeking his help in running a free clinic that she started before she died. Meanwhile, Michael's loyal assistant Rita (Margo Martindale) helps him navigate his new reality and the challenges of running a clinic with limited resources.

The show focuses on Michael's journey as he navigates his new reality and learns to be a better person. Initially resistant to Anna's request to help run her clinic, he eventually begins to see the value in helping those in need and learns to put others before himself. The clinic allows Michael to help people from all walks of life, including the less fortunate, and the relationships he forms with his patients and co-workers begin to have a profound impact on him.

Throughout the series, Michael must also balance his career at a prestigious hospital with his work at the clinic. While he is an accomplished surgeon, he begins to question the effectiveness of traditional medicine and the corporate, profit-driven culture of hospitals. His experiences at the clinic cause him to reconsider his priorities and challenge the status quo.

A Gifted Man also delves into Michael's personal life, including his relationships with his sister, his estranged mother, and his love interest, a caring and compassionate doctor named Kate (Rachelle Lefevre). Michael's complex relationships with these characters provide additional depth to the show and explore the ways in which human connections can impact personal growth.

The show utilizes themes of loss, redemption, and the power of human connection to create a compelling and emotionally charged narrative. Each episode tackles difficult issues, such as poverty, addiction, and illness, in a thoughtful and compassionate way. Some episodes even feature supernatural elements, as Anna continues to visit Michael from beyond the grave and offer him guidance and support.

One of the show's strengths is its stellar cast. Wilson delivers a nuanced and compelling performance as Michael, portraying his transformation from selfish and flawed to empathetic and caring with authenticity and depth. Ehle is equally impressive as the ghostly Anna, providing a haunting and mysterious presence to the show. Martindale, meanwhile, brings an understated but impactful energy to her role as Michael's assistant and confidant.

Overall, A Gifted Man is a thought-provoking and moving television show that explores important themes and characters with a deft hand. Its stellar cast and emotional storytelling make it a standout drama that is worth watching for anyone looking for a show that is both insightful and entertaining.

A Gifted Man is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on September 23, 2011.

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In Case of Heart Failure
16. In Case of Heart Failure
March 2, 2012
At the clinic, Michael finds out that a patient has a special connection to Anna and later he reconnects with a friend who has a rare illness.
In Case of Letting Go
15. In Case of Letting Go
February 24, 2012
When Michael's high school sweetheart comes to Holt Neuro with an irreversible condition, he is desperate to save her, until Anna intervenes. Meanwhile, Zeke copes with the news that his best friend's cancer is out of remission.
In Case of Co-Dependents
14. In Case of Co-Dependents
February 17, 2012
The teams of doctors search for a common link between a spoiled pop star at Holt Neuro and a young girl at the Clinica sharing similar symptoms.
In Case of Complications
13. In Case of Complications
February 10, 2012
A mentally distraught woman holds up Clinica following Michael's testimony for a former patient he believed suffered uncontrollable urges due to a brain tumor.
In Case of Blind Spots
12. In Case of Blind Spots
February 3, 2012
Michael saves a mystery man from drowning. Meanwhile, Kate discovers a girl she mentors has serious issues that she has failed to notice.
In Case of (Re)Birth
11. In Case of (Re)Birth
January 13, 2012
Michael and E-Mo cannot agree on how to treat a patient with a brain tumor. Meanwhile, a teenage girl gives birth at the clinic and immediately runs out, leaving the baby behind.
In Case of a Bolt from the Blue
10. In Case of a Bolt from the Blue
January 6, 2012
While tending to patients at the clinic during a blizzard, Michael suddenly becomes symptomatic of a serious condition that needs immediate surgery.
In Case of Abnormal Rhythm
9. In Case of Abnormal Rhythm
December 2, 2011
Michael and Kate have to work together to save a patient from a deadly virus.
In Case of Missed Communication
8. In Case of Missed Communication
November 18, 2011
Rita's son is in a motorcycle accident during Thanksgiving and it's up to Michael to save him.
In Case of Exposure
7. In Case of Exposure
November 11, 2011
When Michael finds out a patient with a malignant brain tumor committed a horrible crime, he faces the dilemma of saving his life or not. Meanwhile, a female firefighter who appears to be disoriented is brought to Holt Neuro for evaluation
In Case of Memory Loss
6. In Case of Memory Loss
November 4, 2011
Michael runs into a former football star who he had previously done a successful surgery on years ago, and is now living on the streets.
In Case of Loss of Control
5. In Case of Loss of Control
October 21, 2011
Michael contemplates risking his practice to save a patient's life. Meanwhile, he courts Evan "E-Mo" Morris, a neuropsychiatrist to join his practice after E-Mo determines a patient's diagnosis by reading her body language.
In Case of Separation Anxiety
4. In Case of Separation Anxiety
October 14, 2011
Michael asks Anton for help when he treats a patient that hears voices.
In Case of Discomfort
3. In Case of Discomfort
October 7, 2011
Michael helps a man that passed out, but refuses care due to a lack of insurance. Also Michael evaluates a woman and notices lesions on her brain that require immediate surgery.
In Case of All Hell Breaking Loose
2. In Case of All Hell Breaking Loose
September 30, 2011
Michael is desperate to save a friend who is pregnant and recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. He also helps a little boy with sickle cell disease.
1. Pilot
September 23, 2011
When the ghost of Michael's ex-wife visits him from the afterlife and asks him to help continue running her low income clinic, he struggles to balance taking care of his own patients at Holt Neuro and her less fortunate patients at the clinic.
Where to Watch A Gifted Man
A Gifted Man is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch A Gifted Man on demand at Amazon, Vudu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 23, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (7,649)