History Series / DrQuinnMedicineWoman

10th Aug '16 9:29:23 AM DrOO7
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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 subverted 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 subverted flipped around in that it's he, ''he'', the one who's leaving ''leaving'' who declares his love--and then leaves anyway when she can't return the sentiment (not yet)



* RippedFromTheHeadlines: An episode that had Dr. Mike campaigning for a girl to be taken away from her abusive father and finding a loophole to have her declared as an animal and him charged with animal cruelty is based on the case of [[http://www.americanhumane.org/about-us/who-we-are/history/mary-ellen-wilson.html Mary Ellen Wilson]].



* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: The townspeople are quite 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.
* WhatTheHellHero: Mike gets these a few times. In one instance when she automatically assumes that the Indians were the victims in a clash between them and the military, Dorothy truthfully points out that she wasn't there and doesn't know what really happened. In another, Hank blasts her for not only failing to find out what's wrong with his ailing grandmother, but not having the humility to admit that she doesn't know what's wrong and allowing someone else to take over the case.

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* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: The townspeople are quite 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.
* WhatTheHellHero: Mike gets these a few times. In one instance when she automatically assumes that the Indians Native Americans were the victims in a clash between them and the military, Dorothy truthfully points out that she wasn't there and doesn't know what really happened. In another, Hank blasts her for not only failing to find out what's wrong with his ailing grandmother, but not having the humility to admit that she doesn't know what's wrong and allowing someone else to take over the case.
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.
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