Centers on an ultra-competitive surgeon whose life is changed forever when his ex-wife dies and begins teaching him what life is all about from the here-after.


Susannah Grant




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Series cast summary:
Patrick Wilson ...  Dr. Michael Holt 16 episodes, 2011-2012
Jennifer Ehle ...  Anna Paul 16 episodes, 2011-2012
Margo Martindale ...  Rita Perkins-Hall 16 episodes, 2011-2012
Pablo Schreiber ...  Anton Little Creek 16 episodes, 2011-2012
Rachelle Lefevre ...  Dr. Kate Sykora 14 episodes, 2011-2012
Rhys Coiro ...  Dr. Zeke Barnes 12 episodes, 2011-2012
Mike Doyle ...  Victor Lantz 9 episodes, 2011-2012
Tijuana Ricks ...  Nurse Charisse 8 episodes, 2011-2012
Afton Williamson ...  Autumn 8 episodes, 2011-2012
Julie Benz ...  Christina Holt 7 episodes, 2011-2012
Sue Jean Kim ...  Nurse Colette / ... 7 episodes, 2011-2012


Michael Holt is a successful doctor who has a thriving practice. One day he runs into his ex-wife Anna, also a doctor. They spend some time together. He later learns that she died before he met her. He goes to her memorial and learns she was working in an inner-city clinic, and when he goes there, he can't help but assist. Before long, people from the clinic come to see him. He continues to see Anna, who tries to get him to do good. He decides to work at the clinic as well as at his practice. Written by

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Margo Martindale, who plays Michael Holt's secretary Rita Perkins-Hall, appeared in other supernatural movie about afterlife, Heaven Is for Real (2014). See more »

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Meh - it's all right, but nothing great
9 October 2011 | by JudyBTSee all my reviews

I went into this show with an open mind. Contrary to popular belief, a pilot is not always indicative of what the series will be like. Once the network tests the pilot and the current programming executives have put their hand prints on it, changes are usually made. The second episode - especially if the pilot is great, usually suffers a slump, mostly because you are having to reiterate the salient points of the pilot for the audience, so it can get as expositional as a pilot can me. So I waited to watch several episodes before commenting.

This show is all right. The lead is a bit stiff, the writing lacks a certain amount of nuance, but most of all it is a high waste of Margo Martindale. Anyone can play her role, it's so underdeveloped. Why would you have someone of her massive talent and not use her to great advantage. In The Riches, she stole every scene she was in as the pill popping, non- nonsense neighbor and in Justified, she simply stole the show . THEY knew what they had in Martindale and turned a small recurring role of a few episodes into a very large supporting part. And it paid off in spades for everyone involved - including the audience.

A Gifted Man is predictable. The actress playing the deceased wife is fun, and should be used more often. Let's get into their emotional dynamic more. He obviously never stopped loving her, and she never stopped loving him, so exploring their current relationship in juxtaposition with the past would be a huge step in the right direction.

I'll watch a few more episodes to see if there's improvement, but if not, I'm putting it on the DVR chopping block.

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23 September 2011 (USA) See more »

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