The trials and adventures of a female doctor in a small wild west town.

Creator:

Reviews
Popularity
760 ( 38)

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



6   5   4   3   2   1  
1998   1997   1996   1995   1994   1993  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 15 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
...
Shawn Toovey ...
...
...
Jim Knobeloch ...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Jason Leland Adams ...
 Preston A. Lodge III / ... 61 episodes, 1994-1998
Edit

Storyline

The fifth daughter of a wealthy Boston physician, Michaela Quinn defies the conventions of post-Civil War society by following in her father's footsteps. After his death, 'Dr. Mike' leaves Boston and moves to the frontier town of Colorado Springs, where she finds the citizens less than thrilled by the concept of a woman doctor. While she struggles to earn their trust, Mike's life is complicated by a growing relationship with mountain man Byron Sully, and the unexpected responsibility of raising three orphaned children. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Family | Western

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 January 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dr. Quinn  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (147 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the pilot, Jake Slicker was played by Colm Meaney, Mr. Loren Bray was played by Guy Boyd, & Robert E was played by Ivory Ocean. In the second episode until the series ended, Jake Slicker was played by Jim Knobeloch, Mr. Loren Bray was played by Orson Bean, & Robert E was played by Henry Saunders. See more »

Goofs

Mr Bray's store doors change from having windows to solid wood and back to having windows. See more »

Quotes

Byron Sully: The minute you put on a gun, you're sayin' that you're willin' to use it. Now, that's just invitin' trouble.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in General Hospital: Episode #1.13464 (2016) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Engaging Western series portrays frontier town's lady doctor
4 May 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

While I was not a faithful devotee of the series, I tuned in whenever the opportunity presented itself and invariably enjoyed the stories revolving around a frontier town's lady doctor. I view the program strictly as entertainment, and missed too many episodes to comment accurately on any social issues depicted or historical liberties taken. However, I will note that the show does justifiably denounce racism and tends to cast native people in a sympathetic light.

Set just after the Civil War, the series portrays the ongoing story of a lovely young Boston doctor, Michaela Quinn, who following the death of her own physician father, moves to the frontier town of Colorado Springs. There Dr. Mike sets up her medical practice, to the consternation of those upset at the novel prospect of a female physician. Byron Sully, a rugged mountain man (and friend to the Cheyanne) helps her adjust to frontier life, and naturally the pair develop a mutual attraction. She is aided by a midwife, Charlotte Cooper, who on her deathbed following a snake bike, places her three children (Colleen, Brian, and the older Matthew) in Dr. Mike's care. Thus the doctor takes upon herself the responsibility of three adopted children. Later Dr. Mike marries Sully and they have a baby of their own, little Katie, to add to their previously existing foster family.

The beautiful British actress, Jane Seymour, is radiant, appealing, and sympathetic as the frontier doctor. Dr. Quinn certainly displays an admirable strength of wit and character, tackling both a challenging career and an instant family in this rugged pioneer setting. Yet she also reveals a touching vulnerability. The chemistry is electric between her and Sully (charismatically played by actor Joe Lando) and that factor is probably responsible for much of the show's success. On the whole, it's an engaging series and when it first aired, proved from my perspective superior to much of that era's TV programming.


24 of 26 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page