History Series / DrQuinnMedicineWoman

18th Mar '17 6:12:57 PM Rebu
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** TheGunslinger: Played in a recurring guest role by Music/JohnnyCash, no less!

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** TheGunslinger: Played in a recurring guest role by Music/JohnnyCash, no less!less! This role is {{deconstructed}} to some extent; he starts the series with a ShowdownAtHighNoon, and is so jaded that he just looks ''tired'' facing a young gun looking to make a name for himself by beating the famous Kid Cole. Much of his character arc is about trying to leave his violent life behind.
12th Mar '17 10:47:43 AM nombretomado
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* SpecialGuest: In his only television performance as a fictional character, [[MisterRogersNeighborhood Fred Rogers]], a fan of the show, guest starred as "Reverend Thomas."

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* SpecialGuest: In his only television performance as a fictional character, [[MisterRogersNeighborhood [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Fred Rogers]], a fan of the show, guest starred as "Reverend Thomas."



*** In one episode, it's [[MisterRogersNeighborhood Mr. Rogers]]!

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*** In one episode, it's [[MisterRogersNeighborhood [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Mr. Rogers]]!
21st Dec '16 5:34:50 AM Furienna
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* BlackGalOnWhiteGuyDrama: Jake basically falls in LoveAtFirstSight with Theresa, but is reluctant to court her as she's newly widowed and Mexican. Hank of all people, basically tells him to stop being an idiot, "It doesn't matter if she's Mexican, it just matters how you feel", but there are still some clashes--her disapproving family nearly puts a halt to things.

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* BlackGalOnWhiteGuyDrama: Jake basically falls in LoveAtFirstSight with Theresa, but is reluctant to court her as she's newly widowed and Mexican. Hank of all people, people basically tells him to stop being an idiot, "It doesn't matter if she's Mexican, it just matters how you feel", but there are still some clashes--her clashes - her disapproving family nearly puts a halt to things.



* CharacterDevelopment: Dorothy is a relatively nice person, but in earlier seasons, she still displays some of the bigotry quite common to the time and place--abhors the idea of Michaela using Native American medicine to treat her son, and disapproving of Grace and Robert E.'s plans to buy a house in town (she does NOT, however, condone the Klan's terrorizing of them, though she does downplay it). By the series' end, Grace is one of her best friends and she's begun a friendship with a hint of romance with Cloud Dancing.

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* CharacterDevelopment: Dorothy is a relatively nice person, but in earlier seasons, she still displays some of the bigotry quite common to the time and place--abhors place - abhors the idea of Michaela using Native American medicine to treat her son, and disapproving of Grace and Robert E.'s plans to buy a house in town (she does NOT, however, condone the Klan's terrorizing of them, though she does downplay it). By the series' end, Grace is one of her best friends and she's begun a friendship with a hint of romance with Cloud Dancing.



** Justified with Dr. Quinn--she grew up wealthy and like most wealthy women of that time, she had servants who did everything for her and probably never learned how to cook--notice she is quite inept at other household chores as well.

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** Justified with Dr. Quinn--she Quinn - she grew up wealthy and like most wealthy women of that time, she had servants who did everything for her and probably never learned how to cook--notice cook - notice she is quite inept at other household chores as well.



* LawOfInverseFertility: Dr. Mike fears she's too old for she and Sully to have a baby, realizing that she hasn't conceived after months of she and Sully being InsatiableNewlyweds. She visits another doctor for an evaluation--who determines that she's pregnant.

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* LawOfInverseFertility: Dr. Mike fears she's too old for she and Sully to have a baby, realizing that she hasn't conceived after months of she and Sully being InsatiableNewlyweds. She visits another doctor for an evaluation--who evaluation - who determines that she's pregnant.



* NeverLearnedToRead: Like the "dissonance" entry, a handful of townspeople are revealed to be illiterate--Jake, Hank, Myra (though she learns at some point, presumably, Horace taught her), and the children's father (Matthew knows that a "Dear John" letter that he supposedly wrote to the children is fake because he knows his father can't read or write).

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* NeverLearnedToRead: Like the "dissonance" entry, a handful of townspeople are revealed to be illiterate--Jake, illiterate - Jake, Hank, Myra (though she learns at some point, presumably, Horace taught her), and the children's father (Matthew knows that a "Dear John" letter that he supposedly wrote to the children is fake because he knows his father can't read or write).



* RaceForYourLove: When Mike returns to Boston to visit her ailing mother, Sully becomes concerned about how long she's been gone and ventures to Boston himself to find her. When he decides to leave, feeling that he can't compete with he renewed love for her hometown and her burgeoning feelings for a handsome physician, this time it's she who races to the train station to stop him from leaving. It's then flipped around in that it's ''he'', the one who's ''leaving'' who declares his love--and then leaves anyway when she can't return the sentiment (not yet)

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* RaceForYourLove: When Mike returns to Boston to visit her ailing mother, Sully becomes concerned about how long she's been gone and ventures to Boston himself to find her. When he decides to leave, feeling that he can't compete with he renewed love for her hometown and her burgeoning feelings for a handsome physician, this time it's she who races to the train station to stop him from leaving. It's then flipped around in that it's ''he'', the one who's ''leaving'' who declares his love--and love - and then leaves anyway when she can't return the sentiment (not yet)



* TheSavageIndian: Deconstructed with the Native American population living in the same area as the townsfolk. Most of the Cheyenne are peaceful people mistreated and exploited by the townsfolk and the army, but are portrayed by those exploiting them as savages. However, the view held by the settlers is not entirely unfounded; the Dog Soldiers, a fringe group of renegade youth within the Cheyenne, do act in aggressive, hostile, violent ways--including kidnapping Dr. Mike. However, the show breaks down the Dog Soldier's motivations--mostly anger towards the atrocities suffered by the Cheyenne as the result of the army and frustration with the elder Cheyenne for taking a more passive stance towards them, and on the whole, agrees with the motives, if not the actions taken by this group. On the flip side, the army is portrayed in possibly the worst light ever; if they are on screen, it's never for positive reasons.

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* TheSavageIndian: Deconstructed with the Native American population living in the same area as the townsfolk. Most of the Cheyenne are peaceful people mistreated and exploited by the townsfolk and the army, but are portrayed by those exploiting them as savages. However, the view held by the settlers is not entirely unfounded; the Dog Soldiers, a fringe group of renegade youth within the Cheyenne, do act in aggressive, hostile, violent ways--including ways - including kidnapping Dr. Mike. However, the show breaks down the Dog Soldier's motivations--mostly motivations - mostly anger towards the atrocities suffered by the Cheyenne as the result of the army and frustration with the elder Cheyenne for taking a more passive stance towards them, and on the whole, agrees with the motives, if not the actions taken by this group. On the flip side, the army is portrayed in possibly the worst light ever; if they are on screen, it's never for positive reasons.



* ShellShockedVeteran: Dorothy's son, though he doesn't appear to be this until his addiction to morphine gradually comes to light. Also, Mike's presumed-dead fiance, who reveals that he was held prisoner in Andersonville, a Confederate prisoner-of-war camp with such dreadful conditions that nearly one third of its inmates died. She's horrified when he tells her this, [[NoodleIncident but he refuses to go into any details--"I don't want to talk about that now"]], thus hinting to the viewer that his time there was particularly traumatic.

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* ShellShockedVeteran: Dorothy's son, though he doesn't appear to be this until his addiction to morphine gradually comes to light. Also, Mike's presumed-dead fiance, who reveals that he was held prisoner in Andersonville, a Confederate prisoner-of-war camp with such dreadful conditions that nearly one third of its inmates died. She's horrified when he tells her this, [[NoodleIncident but he refuses to go into any details--"I details - "I don't want to talk about that now"]], thus hinting to the viewer that his time there was particularly traumatic.



* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: The townspeople are convinced that the Native American men have this attitude. When a white woman is rescued from one of their camps, it's naturally assumed that she was raped by them (they're then disgusted to learn that she willingly married one of them--"any decent white woman would have killed herself before she lay down with a redman"). When Dr. Mike is herself abducted by dog soldiers, there's the identical speculation (and it nearly does happen several times before Sully rescues her). In the show's later seasons, Cloud Dancing and Dorothy strike up a friendship when she decides to write a book about him, much to the disapproval of both the townspeople and his fellow tribesmen. The mildest example of this trope is the slight flirtation between Colleen and one of the Chinese railroad workers.

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* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: The townspeople are convinced that the Native American men have this attitude. When a white woman is rescued from one of their camps, it's naturally assumed that she was raped by them (they're then disgusted to learn that she willingly married one of them--"any them - "any decent white woman would have killed herself before she lay down with a redman"). When Dr. Mike is herself abducted by dog soldiers, there's the identical speculation (and it nearly does happen several times before Sully rescues her). In the show's later seasons, Cloud Dancing and Dorothy strike up a friendship when she decides to write a book about him, much to the disapproval of both the townspeople and his fellow tribesmen. The mildest example of this trope is the slight flirtation between Colleen and one of the Chinese railroad workers.



** Kathleen, the titular "Another Woman", though not by choice--she was kidnapped by the tribe as a young girl and brought up as one of them.

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** Kathleen, the titular "Another Woman", though not by choice--she choice - she was kidnapped by the tribe as a young girl and brought up as one of them.



* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: The show's first ChristmasEpisode found Dr. Mike dreading the holiday, but not in a Scrooge-like manner, but rather because she was depressed about being away from her family and about the death of a patient--named Mr. Marley. The ghost of a friend who died early in the series' run comes to serve as all three spirits. Unlike most adaptations, the vision of the future is happy, showing her married with children and grandchildren, though the identity of her husband is left unknown. She recovers in time to assist a young woman (who has run away with her fiance to escape their disapproving parents) in giving birth. In a stable, of course.

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* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: The show's first ChristmasEpisode found Dr. Mike dreading the holiday, but not in a Scrooge-like manner, but rather because she was depressed about being away from her family and about the death of a patient--named patient - named Mr. Marley. The ghost of a friend who died early in the series' run comes to serve as all three spirits. Unlike most adaptations, the vision of the future is happy, showing her married with children and grandchildren, though the identity of her husband is left unknown. She recovers in time to assist a young woman (who has run away with her fiance to escape their disapproving parents) in giving birth. In a stable, of course.
17th Dec '16 1:04:14 AM Furienna
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* LastNameBasis: ''Everyone'' calls Sully by his last name--even his love interest, (and later wife) and their ''children''! His full name is Byron Sully, but he appears to have abandoned his given name around the time he deserted the army.

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* LastNameBasis: ''Everyone'' calls Sully by his last name--even name - even his love interest, (and later wife) and their ''children''! His full name is Byron Sully, but he appears to have abandoned his given name around the time he deserted the army.



* PerspectiveReversal: It might look like this show had this at first glance. Sully is generally much more progressive than most of the other men in town about almost every issue: ethnical minorities, women's rights, controversial books in the new town library, the theory of evolution, homosexuality... But when it comes to the railway and other building projects, Sully is the one fighting "progress" and the other men are supporting it. It becomes a [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] case though: Sully has good reasons to dislike that kind of "progress", because he knows how this would affect the local Cheyennes, all the animals in the nearby forrest and the nature scenes. Which would have been a radical viewpoint in the 1860s/1870s. The other men on the other hand will only want to make a quick profit, and will not care too much about if other values could be lost. So it means that Sully still is the progressive one and the other men the more conservative ones.

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* PerspectiveReversal: It might look like this show had this at first glance. Sully is generally much more progressive than most of the other men in town about almost every issue: ethnical minorities, women's rights, controversial books in the new town library, the theory of evolution, homosexuality... But when it comes to the railway and other building projects, Sully is the one fighting "progress" and the other men are supporting it. It becomes a [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] case though: Sully has good reasons to dislike that kind of "progress", because he knows how this would affect the local Cheyennes, all the animals in the nearby forrest forest and the nature scenes. Which would have been a radical viewpoint in the 1860s/1870s. The other men on the other hand will only want to make a quick profit, and will not care too much about if other values could be lost. So it means that Sully still ''still'' is the progressive one and the other men the more conservative ones.
17th Dec '16 12:50:31 AM Furienna
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* PerspectiveReversal: It might look like this show had this at first glance. Sully is generally much more progressive than most of the other men in town about almost every issue: ethnical minorities, women's rights, controversial books in the new town library, the theory of evolution, homosexuality... But when it comes to the railway and other building projects, Sully is the one fighting "progress" and the other men are supporting it. It becomes a [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] case though: Sully has good reasons to dislike that kind of "progress", because he knows how this would affect the local Cheyennes, all the animals in the nearby forrest and the nature scenes. Which would have been a radical viewpoint in the 1860s/1870s. The other men on the other hand will only want to make a quick profit, and will not care too much about if other values could be lost. So it means that Sully still is the progressive one and the other men the more conservative ones.
10th Dec '16 8:30:55 AM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The show was filmed at the Paramount Ranch in California, where the landscape isn't particularly like Colorado Springs at all.
16th Nov '16 2:05:24 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin:
** Averted. Horace is nervous on his wedding night as it is his first time. Especially so, since [[spoiler: his wife is Myra, the HookerWithAHeartOfGold, who has had ''lots'' of experience. When she tries to reassure him, stating that "I've had plenty of fellas who haven't. . ." her voice trails off as she realizes she's just pointed out the very reason for his anxiety]].
** When Matthew starts coming of age and goes into the Saloon for his first official drink of whiskey, the various patrons decide he needs to get laid to be a man. He's whisked off to Myra's room, but just so she can help him climb out the window.
** Subverted with several of the other male characters. While not virgins, it's strongly implied that they've been celibate for a long time, despite the presence of prostitutes who could have tended to their needs.
12th Nov '16 1:04:56 PM nombretomado
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** TheGunslinger: Played in a recurring guest role by JohnnyCash, no less!

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** TheGunslinger: Played in a recurring guest role by JohnnyCash, Music/JohnnyCash, no less!
12th Nov '16 12:34:22 PM nombretomado
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** JohnnyCash 's character Kid Cole takes a turn for the worst with his consumption and plans to divorce his RealLifeRelative wife. They reconcile at the end, however.

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** JohnnyCash 's Music/JohnnyCash's character Kid Cole takes a turn for the worst with his consumption and plans to divorce his RealLifeRelative wife. They reconcile at the end, however.
10th Sep '16 9:07:07 AM EnglishGuruLady
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* SternTeacher: Louise Chambers from "Just One Lullaby," season two. She's a competent teacher but regularly uses corporal punishment on her students, so much that they require medical treatment. She almost crosses the line into full SadistTeacher, but [[spoiler: leaves town before that can happen.]]
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