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'A Gifted Man' review: It's 'Ghost' meets 'House,' but watch anyway

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There are worse ways to spend a Friday night than watching CBS' new supernatural medical drama, "A Gifted Man." The premise is, we admit, a bit of a stretch (and probably why it ended up stranded on a Friday night) -- but the execution is pitch perfect."A Gifted Man" has some unmistakable forebears. Patrick Wilson, in his first TV outing, plays Michael Holt, a super-talented neurosurgeon who also happens to be an unpleasant egomaniac ("House" anyone?). Then, of course there's the whole matter of Michael's ex-wife who -- SPOILER ALERT! -- is a ghost. Yes, really. Though unlike Patrick Swayze (we couldn't help but invoke "Ghost") who hung around to protect Demi Moore, Jennifer Ehle's Anna seems to be tasked with helping Michael to become a better man, perhaps one she wouldn't have divorced.Those two things are both the show's raison d'etre and its biggest hurdles. The premise is complicated and the characters are forced...


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