History Series / DrQuinnMedicineWoman

12th Jun '18 9:00:55 AM Kickisund
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** Loren's sister Olive [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome abruptly disappears between seasons without any explanation]] (although later, we learn she died of spotted fever during a cattle drive on the Goodnight-Loving Trail). In her place, Loren's sister-in-law (whom he had a romance with before marrying her sister) comes to town, fleeing an abusive husband and assumes the same role as Olive had as Mike's friend and confidante.
** Emma for Myra, as they're both cut from the same HookerWithAHeartOfGold mold.

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** Loren's sister Olive [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome abruptly disappears between seasons without any explanation]] (although explanation]](although later, we learn she died of spotted fever during a cattle drive on the Goodnight-Loving Trail). In her place, Loren's his sister-in-law Dorothy (whom he had a romance with was courting before marrying she ran off with another man, leaving him to marry her sister) comes came to town, fleeing an the abusive husband she had ditched Lauren for, and assumes the same role as Olive had as Mike's friend and confidante.
** Emma for Myra, as they're both cut from the same HookerWithAHeartOfGold mold. Both of them also wanted a career instead of being [[{{Housewife}} a housewife]] after they had stopped working as prostitutes. Both of them also wanted a career instead of being [[{{Housewife}} a housewife]] after they had stopped working as prostitutes.
18th May '18 10:56:04 AM Maddoxsort
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* AnyoneCanDie: Being a medical drama, this is inevitable. Many characters end up dying suddenly and tragically over the course of the show, with one of the worst instances being "Washita".

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* AnyoneCanDie: Being a medical drama, this is inevitable. Many characters end up dying suddenly and tragically over the course of the show, with one of the worst instances being "Washita"."Washita", which sees a kill-off en masse.
18th May '18 10:53:54 AM Maddoxsort
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The show had a healthy run for six seasons, which saw an overarching story of breaking gender stereotypes, frontier life, defending the Indian people from army oppression, romances, loss, and even struggles with epidemics. By the sixth season, the show had ran its course with viewers in the eyes of executives, and they brought it to an end. However, the series was able to conclude smoothly, and went on to have two MadeForTVMovie installments- a controversial first movie which hit a few sour notes with viewers for being too removed from the spirit of the series and sparse plot-wise due to too much executive input, followed by a GrandFinale where the executives gave free reign after learning their lesson, which completely wrapped up the series by hitting points the writers did not get to cover when the plug got pulled.

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The show had a healthy run for six seasons, which saw an overarching story of breaking gender stereotypes, frontier life, defending the Indian people from army oppression, romances, loss, and even struggles with epidemics. By the sixth season, the show had ran its course with viewers in the eyes of executives, and they brought it to an end. However, the series was able to conclude smoothly, and went on to have two MadeForTVMovie installments- a controversial first movie which hit a few sour notes with viewers for being too removed from the spirit of the series and sparse plot-wise due to [[ExecutiveMeddling too much executive input, input]], followed by a GrandFinale where the executives gave free reign after learning their lesson, which completely wrapped up the series by hitting points the writers did not get to cover when the plug got pulled.
18th May '18 10:52:31 AM Maddoxsort
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The series ran for six seasons, which saw an overarching story of breaking gender stereotypes, frontier life, defending the Indian people from army oppression, and even struggles with epidemics. By the sixth season, the show had ran its course with viewers in the eyes of executives, and they brought it to an end. However, the series was able to conclude smoothly, and went on to have two MadeForTVMovie installments- a controversial first movie which hit a few sour notes with viewers for being too removed from the spirit of the series and sparse plot-wise due to too much executive input, followed by a GrandFinale where the executives gave free reign after learning their lesson, which completely wrapped up the series by hitting points the writers did not get to cover when the plug got pulled.

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The series ran show had a healthy run for six seasons, which saw an overarching story of breaking gender stereotypes, frontier life, defending the Indian people from army oppression, romances, loss, and even struggles with epidemics. By the sixth season, the show had ran its course with viewers in the eyes of executives, and they brought it to an end. However, the series was able to conclude smoothly, and went on to have two MadeForTVMovie installments- a controversial first movie which hit a few sour notes with viewers for being too removed from the spirit of the series and sparse plot-wise due to too much executive input, followed by a GrandFinale where the executives gave free reign after learning their lesson, which completely wrapped up the series by hitting points the writers did not get to cover when the plug got pulled.
18th May '18 10:52:01 AM Maddoxsort
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The series ran for six seasons, which saw an overarching story of breaking gender stereotypes, frontier life, defending the Indian people from army oppression, and even struggles with epidemics. By the sixth season, the show had ran its course with viewers in the eyes of executives, and they brought it to an end. However, the series was able to conclude smoothly, and went on to have two MadeForTVMovie installments- a controversial first movie which hit a few sour notes with viewers for being too removed from the spirit of the series and sparse plot-wise due to too much executive input, followed by a GrandFinale where the executives gave free reign after learning their lesson, which completely wrapped up the series by hitting points the writers did not get to cover when the plug got pulled.
27th Apr '18 7:22:34 AM DrOO7
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** The dog soldiers display the same level of violence and cruelty as the Army soldiers they're fighting.



* PoliticallyCorrectHero: Dr. Quinn, to an almost ridiculous extent, given the time period. It's tempered by her initial uneasiness about the Native Americans, having never even seen them before moving to Colorado Springs, and about Brian's friendship with Walt Whitman.



* UnusualEuphemism: Related to the "Radar" post, many other terms are used to refer to certain things, probably keeping in line with the language of the times--"hurt" is used for "raped", etc.

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* UnusualEuphemism: Related to the "Radar" post, many other terms are used to refer to certain things, probably keeping in line with the language of the times--"hurt" is used for "raped", "prefers the company of men" for "gay", etc.
22nd Mar '18 12:58:29 PM Xtifr
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* FakeFaithHealer: In one episode, Quinn challenges a fake faith healer, who weasels out of the test by insisting that they should ''combine'' Quinn's medicine with his prayer.
31st Jan '18 4:25:59 PM XFllo
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* AgeGapRomance:
** Jack Slicker (a young guy in his late twenties, early thirties) falls in love and courts Dorothy, a woman in her late forties.
** Loren (an older guy) has a brief passionate relationship with Mike's sister Marjorie (in her late thirties, early forties). Mike's family doesn't approve. Tragically, Marjorie dies of sudden illness.



* MayDecemberRomance:
** Loren and Mike's sister Marjorie (the two actors are married in RealLife).
** Jake and Dorothy could count as well.
2nd Nov '17 8:27:38 PM HylianShieldmaiden
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** In the final season, an epidemic hits, killing Colleen's best friend and Dr. Mike's sister, who Loren was romancing at the time. A man who hates all doctors shoots her in her office and the rest of the episode deals with her post-traumatic stress. Sully is almost killed, Dr. Quinn miscarries their second child and IllChild Anthony dies as a result of kidney failure brought on from being exposed to the aforementioned epidemic, leading his parents to nearly split up. Finally, Preston goes bankrupt and is forced to leverage his inn as collateral.

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** In the final season, an epidemic hits, killing Colleen's best friend and Dr. Mike's sister, who Loren was romancing at the time. A man who hates all doctors shoots her in her office and the rest of the episode deals with her post-traumatic stress. Sully is almost killed, Dr. Quinn miscarries their second child and IllChild Anthony dies as a result of kidney failure brought on from being exposed to the aforementioned epidemic, by sickle cell anemia, leading his parents to nearly split up. Finally, Preston goes bankrupt and is forced to leverage his inn as collateral.



** Loren's sister Olive [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome abruptly disappears between seasons without any explanation]] (although several years later, we learn she moved even further out west). In her place, Loren's sister-in-law (whom he had a romance with before marrying her sister) comes to town, fleeing an abusive husband and assumes the same role as Olive had as Mike's friend and confidante.

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** Loren's sister Olive [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome abruptly disappears between seasons without any explanation]] (although several years later, we learn she moved even further out west).died of spotted fever during a cattle drive on the Goodnight-Loving Trail). In her place, Loren's sister-in-law (whom he had a romance with before marrying her sister) comes to town, fleeing an abusive husband and assumes the same role as Olive had as Mike's friend and confidante.



** 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.
* WholePlotReference: Sully's backstory, as mentioned above, bears much similarity to the plot of ''Film/DancesWithWolves'', as does Kathleen's, which is virtually identical to that of Stands With A Fist (kidnapped by the tribe at such a young age that she has virtually no memory of her past life and can barely speak English)

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** Kathleen, Catherine, 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.
* WholePlotReference: Sully's backstory, as mentioned above, bears much similarity to the plot of ''Film/DancesWithWolves'', as does Kathleen's, Catherine's, which is virtually identical to that of Stands With A Fist (kidnapped by the tribe at such a young age that she has virtually no memory of her past life and can barely speak English)
30th Oct '17 9:22:39 PM SomberCaelifera
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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.

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 disliked how the show had effectively typecasted him. There were even plans to have his character KilledOffForReal, but a huge protest from the fanbase made this impossible. So there was a compromnise that Sully was to survive, but the actor would be allowed to be absent from several episodes from the last season.

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Once in the [[TheWildWest town]] of Colorado Springs 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.

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 Lando disliked how the show had effectively typecasted him. There were even plans to have his character KilledOffForReal, but a huge protest from the fanbase made this impossible. So there was a compromnise compromise that Sully was to survive, but the actor would be allowed to be absent from several episodes from the last season.
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