History Series / DrQuinnMedicineWoman

14th Apr '16 12:43:24 AM Furienna
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* DaddysGirl: Michaela was this to her father, becoming a doctor like he was and working with him in his office. All her dialogue makes it obvious that she adored and idolized him. She is not able to connect with her mother until after her father had died.

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* DaddysGirl: Michaela was this to her father, becoming a doctor like he was and working with him in his office. All her dialogue makes it obvious that she adored and idolized him. She is not even able to connect with her mother until after her father had died.
14th Apr '16 12:33:12 AM Furienna
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Once in the [[TheWildWest town]] of Colorado Springs Dr. Quinn becomes one of its prominent citizens, although she still has to fight for her reputation as a doctor. She meets Sully (Joe Lando), a MountainMan, and Charlotte, a midwife who in the pilot dies and asks Dr. Mike to raise her children. Michaela thus becomes a mother to three children, Matthew, Colleen, and Brian to provide further storyline fuel and to make the doctor more appealing to Sully, who seeks a family to replace the one he never had.

The series was a success for CBS, where it anchored a Saturday night line-up of family friendly shows like ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel''. However, behind the scenes, Joe Lando's dislike of how the show had effectively typecasted him, led to the series being retooled with John Schiender of Dukes of Hazard being brought in as Seymour's new love interest after Sully was presumed dead, to write him out of the series. The loss of Lando killed the show, but several TV-movies were put together to provide closure on the series.

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Once in the [[TheWildWest town]] of Colorado Springs Dr. Quinn becomes one of its prominent citizens, although she still has to fight for her reputation as a doctor. She meets Sully (Joe Lando), a MountainMan, and Charlotte, a midwife who in the pilot dies and asks Dr. Mike to raise her children. Michaela thus becomes a mother to three children, Matthew, Colleen, and Brian to provide further storyline fuel and to make the doctor more appealing to Sully, who seeks a family to replace the one he never had.

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The series was a success for CBS, where it anchored a Saturday night line-up of family friendly shows like ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel''. However, behind the scenes, Joe Lando's dislike of disliked how the show had effectively typecasted him, led him. There were even plans to have his character KilledOffForReal, but a huge protest from the series being retooled with John Schiender of Dukes of Hazard being brought in as Seymour's new love interest after fanbase made this impossible. So there was a compromnise that Sully was presumed dead, to write him out of survive, but the series. The loss of Lando killed the show, but actor would be allowed to be absent from several TV-movies were put together to provide closure on episodes from the series.last season.
14th Apr '16 12:26:44 AM Furienna
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* DaddysGirl: Michaela was this to her father, becoming a doctor like he was and working with him in his office. All her dialogue makes it obvious that she adored and idolized him.
** Ironically, after returning home to visit her ailing mother, she realizes that it's ''her'' who she takes after the most, personality-wise.

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* DaddysGirl: Michaela was this to her father, becoming a doctor like he was and working with him in his office. All her dialogue makes it obvious that she adored and idolized him. \n** Ironically, She is not able to connect with her mother until after returning home to visit her ailing mother, she realizes that it's ''her'' who she takes after the most, personality-wise.father had died.
10th Mar '16 5:08:31 PM DrOO7
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* InfantImmortality: Averted. A baby dies in Mike's care and she notes that this isn't the first time it's happened (others presumably took place offscreen), but she's especially rattled this time, as it's the first infant death since the birth of her own child.
10th Mar '16 1:17:10 PM Furienna
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* TokenMinorityCouple: Robert E. was the town's sole black resident, until Grace came to town and they fell in LoveAtFirstSight.
9th Mar '16 9:44:06 PM DrOO7
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* 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).
3rd Mar '16 5:30:46 AM creader
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* ActorIsTheTitleCharacter: Jane Seymour IS Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.



* ActorIsTheTitleCharacter: Jane Seymour IS Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.
3rd Mar '16 5:27:23 AM creader
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* AttractiveBentGender: Jake disguises himself as a woman in one episode, and gets taken hostage by two bandits. Both bandits take a shine to "her."

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* AttractiveBentGender: AttractiveBentGender:
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Jake disguises himself as a woman in one episode, and gets taken hostage by two bandits. Both bandits take a shine to "her."



* [[spoiler: BlackDudeDiesFirst]] Happens during an episode where staph infection is featured (of course nobody, including Dr. Mike, knew what that was at the time).

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* [[spoiler: BlackDudeDiesFirst]] BlackDudeDiesFirst: Happens during an episode where staph infection is featured (of course nobody, including Dr. Mike, knew what that was at the time).
28th Feb '16 8:05:27 PM DrOO7
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: The attitude of most of the townspeople towards non-whites, women, etc. is pretty much what you would expect for the time period. Even the black Robert E. initially refuses to let Mike tend to his injuries, and Mike herself is at first apprehensive about the Native Americans, having never even seen them before moving to Colorado Springs, as well as uncomfortable about Brian's friendship with Walt Whitman after hearing rumors about Whitman's sexuality.

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: The attitude of most of the townspeople towards non-whites, women, etc. is pretty much what you would expect for the time period. Even the black Robert E. initially refuses to let Mike tend to his injuries, and Mike herself is at first apprehensive about the Native Americans, having never even seen them before moving to Colorado Springs, as well as uncomfortable about Brian's friendship with Walt Whitman after hearing rumors about Whitman's sexuality. The issue of corporal punishment is also addressed when Mike complains that the new teacher is abusing the children. But given that this was an accepted practice at the time, the issue is more about if her methods are excessive rather than forbidden.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: When the Klan is terrorizing Grace and Robert E., a group of them surround Grace and hold her down while they cut her hair as she sobs hysterically. The scene is very reminiscent of a rape, especially when you remember that black women frequently suffered this ordeal at the hands of white men during this period in time.
23rd Feb '16 9:26:10 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* NoPeriodsPeriod: Averted. Colleen gets hers and is frightened and confused as neither her real mother nor Dr.Quinn have explained it to her, since her mother died before she could give Colleen "the talk" and Dr. Quinn assumed she was too young to have started; when she brings this point up, Dr. Quinn's mother(who is visiting) has to gently remind Dr. Quinn that ''she'' was Colleen's age when she got her first period. In another episode, Dorothy's stops and she thinks she's pregnant when she's in fact beginning menopause. And toward the end of the series, Colleen suffers more menstrual trauma when she skips a period and worries that Dr. Quinn would think she was pregnant; turns out her cycle was being affected by stress as she studied for her medical school entrance exams.

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* NoPeriodsPeriod: Averted. Colleen gets hers and is frightened and confused as neither her real mother nor Dr.Quinn have explained it to her, since her mother died before she could give Colleen "the talk" and Dr. Quinn assumed she was too young to have started; when she brings this point up, Dr. Quinn's mother(who is visiting) has to gently remind Dr. Quinn that ''she'' Dr. Quinn herself was Colleen's age when she got her ''her'' first period. In another episode, Dorothy's stops and she thinks she's pregnant when she's in fact beginning menopause. And toward the end of the series, Colleen suffers more menstrual trauma when she skips a period and worries that Dr. Quinn would think she was pregnant; turns out her cycle was being affected by stress as she studied for her medical school entrance exams.
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