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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 

After the sudden death of her father and mentor Dr. Michaela Quinn, also known as Dr. Mike, left her home in Boston to practice in the Colorado territory in a little town called Colorado ... See full summary »




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After the sudden death of her father and mentor Dr. Michaela Quinn, also known as Dr. Mike, left her home in Boston to practice in the Colorado territory in a little town called Colorado Springs. Since the practice with her father was gone she had no where to work in Boston so she responded to an ad for a doctor on the new frontier. After the long journey she found that Colorado Springs was no better at welcoming a woman doctor as Boston was, but was determined to stay and show people that she was just as good as any man. She is befriended by Charlotte Copper and they become very close friends. Dr. Mike decides to look for permanent housing and receives an offer from a local man, Sully, to stay at his old homestead since no one was using it now. Charlotte calls on Dr. Mike to help deliver a baby and Dr Mike enlists Charlotte help to clean the homestead along with her sons Matthew and Brian, and her daughter Colleen. After she is bitten by a rattle snake she finds out that there is ... Written by Joanne H

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1 January 1993 (USA)  »

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Dr. Quinn's homestead was built by Byron Sully for his late first wife, Abigail Sully. See more »


Where Charlotte is driving Dr Mike and the children out to the old homestead. If you look in the background you can see a car (in the left hand portion of the screen) driving along the road in the background for several seconds. See more »


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Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn: [voiceover narration] I was born on February 15, 1833, in Boston, Massachusetts, the last of five children - the four before me all girls. My father, being a man of science, firmly believed that the odds were to finally dictate the birth of a long awaited son. He would be named Michael... I was named Michaela.
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Followed by Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within (2001) See more »

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Looking for an emotional roller coaster? Here you go!
20 January 2000 | by (Southcentral Michigan, USA) – See all my reviews

I didn't start watching this show until the second season. I was instantly hooked, and I regretted terribly that I hadn't started watching from the beginning. I was disappointed with the recasting of two characters, but these things happen.

Other than that, the casting is excellent. Jane Seymour, of course, is always an excellent actress, full of poise and grace. Best of all, this show uses *actual* races to play the represented races (e.g., Native Americans play Native Americans, Hispanics play Mexicans, Chinese play Chinese, etc.)!

This show has tugged on my glad heart strings, has made me cry, angry, and has made me long for more. The acting sucks you in, the storyline keeps you coming back for more.

I disagree with those who have compared this to Little House on the Prairie, but it stands alone just fine.

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