A Gifted Man tells the story of this big shot neurosurgeon whose life comes tumbling apart when the ghost of his ex-wife appears before him, reeling him in to the drama contained within the family clinic she used to run. His clientele expanded to include those cases he handled back at the family clinic, working in it at his wife's prodding. He gets to meet a new set of doctors, including the new director of the family clinic. While he jumbles his old work and his new work, he deals with his personal issues, as to why he kept on seeing his ex-wife, or if he's suffering from some neurological case himself.
However, I found it hard to sympathize with the main character, portrayed coldly by Patrick Wilson. His portrayal wasn't remotely interesting, as I found his character scrambling for the right emotions to portray the right identity he wants to come off as. Does he want to be this cold-hearted person who doesn't give another thought? Does he want to be someone who comes off coldly but is actually a soft person? Does he want to be an intellectual person who mainly uses rationality? I felt like he had this identity that wanted to get out there, but with a weak script, it was hard to establish who he was and who he wants to progress into.
This show tries to be many things. It tries to replicate medical drama formulas that have worked on its fellow peers, but have failed on them. It never found its footing, and there never seem to be much of a connection between the story lines of the characters, and the characters themselves. It's not great, but it's not terrible either. It tried, it really did. The character history may be minimal, but it's a good watch if you're up for something light...or as a show filler while waiting for the fall season.