Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman

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Dr. Michaela "Mike" Quinn, daughter of a doctor, leaves her stable life in Boston -- answering an ad for a town doctor in Colorado Springs.
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Jane SeymourJoe LandoChad Allen
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English [CC]
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  1. 1. Pilot
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    January 1, 1993
    1 h 33 min
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    Byron Sully, an enigmatic man whose closest companions are the Indians and a wolf, becomes Mike's friend as she struggles for acceptance.
  2. 2. Epidemic
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    January 2, 1993
    47min
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    Dr. Quinn immediately takes action to stop the spread of a deadly epidemic.
  3. 3. The Visitor
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    January 9, 1993
    47min
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    Mike's stoic, disapproving Bostonian mother, Elizabeth, who, after years of estrangement, visits her daughter in Colorado Springs but finds her unconventional life on the frontier difficult to accept.
  4. 4. Law of the Land
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    January 16, 1993
    47min
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    When a starving orphaned immigrant takes desperate measures to feed his siblings, the only thing standing between him and a noose is Kid Cole, the new sheriff.
  5. 5. The Healing
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    January 23, 1993
    46min
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    Loren, the unforgiving father-in-law, threatens to take back Sully's homestead.
  6. 6. Father's Day
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    January 30, 1993
    47min
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    Michaela worries when Charlotte's husband, Ethan Cooper, comes back to the family he abandoned, convincing almost everyone of his newfound ways.
  7. 7. Bad Water
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    September 6, 1993
    47min
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    When the town's water supply is tainted with mercury by a wealthy mining baron, many people become sick and Dr. Mike threatens the miner to clean it up or have his land taken away.
  8. 8. Great American Medicine Show
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    February 13, 1993
    47min
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    When Doc Eli, a medicine-show man, arrives in town professing to have created the perfect bottled elixir, Mike sets out to call his bluff, especially when her children's health becomes jeopardized.
  9. 9. A Cowboy's Lyllaby
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    February 20, 1993
    46min
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    A wandering cowboy abandons his baby boy and leaves him in Dr. Mike's care.
  10. 10. Running Ghost
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    February 27, 1993
    47min
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    "Progress" comes to Colorado Springs, and Sully pays the price.
  11. 11. The Prisoner
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    March 13, 1993
    47min
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    When Cheyenne medicine man Cloud Dancing is wounded by General Custer, who intends to hang him, Sully and Dr. Mike join forces to help him escape.
  12. 12. Happy Birthday
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    March 27, 1993
    47min
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    As Dr. Mike's birthday approaches, the kids decide to do something about her unmarried status
  13. 13. Rite of Passage
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    April 10, 1993
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    Matthew and Michaela are at odds over his future when he sets out to prove to others -- and to himself -- that he's a grown man ready to take on life -- and decides to marry Ingrid.
  14. 14. Heroes
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    May 1, 1993
    47min
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    Influenced by the pulp romance novels she loves, Colleen develops her first crush -- on Sully -- and schemes a way for him to rescue her from danger.
  15. 15. The Operation
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    May 8, 1993
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    Dr. Mike faces the most difficult challenge of her career when she is forced to operate on Brian after he suffers a brain injury.
  16. 16. The Secret
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    May 15, 1993
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    Dr. Mike discovers Hank's dark secret -- an illegitimate son.
  17. 17. Portraits
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    May 22, 1993
    47min
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    A famous civil war photographer realizes he may be taking his last picture after Dr. Mike discovers that he is going blind.

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Directors
Chuck BowmanGwen ArnerJames KeachJeremy KaganJerome R. LondonJerry LondonReza BadiyiRichard HeffronVictoria Hochberg
Supporting actors
Erika FloresBarbara BabcockOrson BeanShawn Toovey
Producers
Beth SulivanRichard L. O'ConnorTimothy JohnsonJeremy Kagan
Season year
1993
Network
CBS
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4.8 out of 5 stars

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Autumn GraceReviewed in the United States on June 6, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Clean Historical Drama
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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is a classic show about a female doctor in the late 1860s, who leaves her wealthy, cultured life in Boston in order to move to a small town on the Western frontier. The townsfolk are desperate for someone more skilled in medicine than the local barber, but they're distrustful of a woman doctor, so Dr. Mike has to fight to prove she's a skilled physician. Shortly after she arrives in Colorado, a dying woman begs Dr. Mike to take care of her three children, Matthew, Colleen, and Brian, so she inherits a ready-made family. There's a blossoming romance, too, between Dr. Mike and Sully, a man who adopted the ways of the Cheyenne indians after his wife and baby died.

This is a family show, so it's on the wholesome side---meaning no foul language, explicit sex, or graphic violence---but that doesn't mean it's unrealistically clean. For example, the saloon owner smokes cigars and has several prostitutes working for him. Indeed, one of the secondary characters is a prostitute. The show doesn't shy away from hardcore issues, like racial prejudice, homosexualtiy, the brutal treatment of Native Americans, and so on. That said, it does tend to dilute history at times, at least in some episodes, with unrealistic portrayals of the integration between whites and ex-slaves.

Some of the episodes in the first season appear to be aired out of order. For example, in the 11th or 12th episode, Matthew meets a young woman named Ingrid, and they introduce themselves to each other as if they've never met . . . even though in the 3rd or 4th episode, Matthew and Ingrid are courting. It's like the writers totally forgot that the characters were already well acquainted, or else the episodes were produced in the wrong order. This happens more than once, which can be confusing if you're watching for the first time.

I loved this show when I was a teenager, and I still rewatch it every so often. However, my biggest peeve is the costuming. If I recall, the costume designer actually won an award for her work in this show, but the costumes are NOT historically accurate! It's set in the late 1860s, yet none of the women wear corsets or hoop skirts. The undergarments that are occasionally shown are all wrong for the time period. The dresses don't have the right silhouettes, or seams, or details. Some have obvious zippers down the back! On rare occasions, Dr. Mike dresses more formally, such as for a town dance, and these outfits tend to be a lot better than her everyday clothing, but there are still issues. Partway through the first season, for example, she dons a lovely pale blue gown, which is extremely detailed and fairly accurate . . . but the style is from the early to mid-1870s, not the 1860s! I'm sure that 99% of the people watching won't notice or care that the costumes aren't period-correct, but as a historical costumer, it's glaringly obvious to me.

Despite the costuming issues, this is a great TV show. The storytelling is excellent and the episodes are usually well-written. The characters are interesting and have depth. There are some famous guest stars, like Johnny Cash. If you're looking for a show that's not filled with graphic sex and violence, but that doesn't shy away from serious issues, give Dr. Quinn a try. There's six seasons in all, plus two made-for-TV movies, and a bunch of novels.
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A_Plain_JaneiteReviewed in the United States on August 31, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
The DR. Is In... (Instant Video HAS Captions/Subtitles)
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I'm on my second time of viewing this series (since I initially bought the complete set back in 2009/10). I appreciate that it's free to stream with my PRIME membership, and even better since it offers captions/subtitles which my dvd's do not.

Just today I learned something I didn't know before. I was reading a topic on the "Dr. Quinn" IMDB page, and a fan mentioned that, the order in which the episodes were filmed, is NOT the order that they were aired. Because of that, there's a continuity issue (events out of order).
If you want to view it in the correct order, check out the episode guide (and scroll to the bottom of page): drquinnmd.com/library/episodes1.html

As for this show, I love period pieces, and I like the fact that this is pretty much PG rated. It's becoming increasingly harder to find a period/historical drama with this level of rating, as so many are opting for whatever is shocking, violent, and immoral/raunchy.
While "DQMW" tackles some tough issues of the post civil war era, it helps the viewers see them as a sort of abject lesson.
It's worth bearing in mind, that the real people and events sometimes portrayed (such as in season 3), are not always accurately depicted.
Of course, this isn't meant to be a historical documentary, and as with many other historically based dramas, artistic license comes into play.

If you're looking for something similar to watch, I recommend "Christy" (19 ep's), "When Calls the Heart" (ongoing Hallmark series-- 2 seasons & counting), "Road to Avonlea" (7 seasons), and "Lark Rise to Candleford" (4 seasons).
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Smart MonkeyReviewed in the United States on September 2, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
Bad transfer
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The transfer here is pretty bad. It looks like someone recorded this show on VHS back when it was originally broadcast, with the tapes set to 6-hour recording mode (the lowest quality mode), and that those tapes, rather than the original broadcast masters, got run through a capture card to make these discs. Everything is very blurry and the colors are washed-out and brown. The episodes are also encoded as 100% hard NTSC, whereas any competent DVD author would have used soft telecine wherever possible.

The show itself is excellent and deserves a much better DVD treatment than this.
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NReviewed in the United States on January 23, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Loved this series!
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This show was so well written it is a shame it went off the air years ago. The viewer has the privilege of watching these characters and their relationships develop as well as see the growth and change in their small frontier town. I have now watched all six seasons and really appreciate how the family stuck together through difficult times, and gained a new appreciation for the struggles between the town citizens, the local Indians and the Calvary. The viewer can connect so easily as they watch Colleen, Brian, and Matthew maneuver the growing up changes we all go through. The relationship between Micheala and Sully develops slowly as it would have back in the day, and truly becomes a wonderful romance story. The stories of the townsfolk are interwoven brilliantly. Grace, Robert E, Dorothy, Mr. Bray, Horace, Hank, Jake, and Cloud Dancing each have their own struggles and personal growth. The Grandfather/Grandson relationship that develops between Mr. Bray and Brian is wonderful, and there are moments you just laugh yourself silly. I loved it when Michaela ropes Sully on the cattle drive, and Hank blows up the outhouse with Jake inside! Lots of fun, endearing moments in this series!
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LauraM.Reviewed in the United States on October 20, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman. Enjoyed it the second time better than the first
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During the years this series was on tv, I was busy with a big family so I missed many episodes. Doctor Mike, as she becomes known to the folks in town, bravely travels out west to a small Colorado town with the hope that people out west will accept a female doctor. She finds it even more challenging than she thought it would be however. Not only is prejudice rampant with the men in town, but this town, (filled with colorful and unforgettable characters) make Michaela's job almost impossible.
She perseveres and eventually wins them over.
Each episode is absorbing and educational. I've found myself very attached to several characters so I enjoy revisiting them.
If you want a heart-warming, action filled, family oriented program, this series is the one to watch.
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lawyeraauReviewed in the United States on September 9, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
A BLAST FROM THE PAST...
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Having watched this series sporadically on television when it first aired, I was happy to see the entire first season. Overall, I really enjoyed it. It is a family friendly 19th century drama about a woman doctor from Boston who ends up practicing medicine in Colorado, which was then considered the frontier, and acquires a new family in the process. The episodes are interesting on a number of fronts, especially as to the medical practices of the time. We've come a long way since.

Excellent performances are given by the beautiful and talented Jane Seymour in the role of Dr. Quinn, and Joe Lando is suitably hunky as Byron Sully, her heartthrob. The rest of the cast is excellent. The scene stealer, however, is the utterly adorable Shawn Toovey as Dr. Quinn's foster son, Brian.

The only caveat is that the episodes in series one were not filmed in the order in which they were first aired. This explains why some of the episodes I watched in series one seemed to be out of sync in terms of continuity. It was not till I read a review that explained this that I understood what the issue was.

This is a family friendly, heartwarming series that delivers some life lessons without being preachy. It also gives the viewer some idea as to what frontier life may have been like back in the day. The series certainly underscores some of the things one takes for granted today. I look forward to watching season two.
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Nicole JoynerReviewed in the United States on September 7, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Only one season available don’t buy it.
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I love Dr. Quinn. Won’t I don’t like, was being ripped off by letting me purchase one season and then no others are available. It’s wrong to sell it and then not offer the rest. Contacted amazon and they said the other seasons won’t ever be available again.
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Artistic Music MomReviewed in the United States on November 6, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Family values, but not for teens to watch by themselves.
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I loved this as a teen/young adult. When I started watching it on Amazon, my 13 year old daughter got instantly hooked with me. She is always asking when we can watch it again.
Positives: Good, clean, family values, love interest, no swearing (from what I recall).
Negative: There is a Saloon that is involved in most episodes. Its presence is necessary for the time-period the show takes place in. It is done in a modest manner (Dr. Quinn is opposed to the Saloon). However, the Saloon Girl, Mira, does play a big part in the show. Some discussions have come up about her line of work. It has never made us uncomfortable, but I am glad I am watching the show with her in case she feels the need to talk about the inappropriate life style Mira lives.
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