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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 came to Colorado Springs after answering an ad in their newspaper looking for a doctor. She signed it as Michaela Quinn however, telegrapher Horace Bing thought it was a typo and suppose to say, "Dr. Michael A. Quinn". See more »


When Dr. Mike and Sully go to hunt for Brian when he has run away, as they start up the craggy mountain just above Sully's head you can see a crew member trying to get in place for the shot of wolf running past him. The white sneakers in the green brush. 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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Very shallow indeed
31 August 1999 | by (Bermuda Triangle) – See all my reviews

This has to be one of the shallowest TV shows ever produced. The protagonists are all politically-correct, tree-hugging do-gooders without flaws, and are always good looking. All the American Indians on the show were very proud, Lawful Good and could Commune With Nature, in addition to being able to Understand Animals. All white businessmen like railroad tycoons were always bad, despite the fact that they helped build this country.

The bad guys were so one-dimensional that Jean-Claude Van Damme looks like a Shakesperean-trained thespian in comparison.

I for one don't believe in these shows that are supposed to be "family entertainment." For one, no men that I know of can stand this show, at least not while sober. And getting plastered in front of Junior isn't exactly what I'd call a good idea. If boys are forced to watch this show, they'll start pulling their sister's hair...again, not condusive to family stability. Besides, I wouldn't recommend a show that shows an obviously biased view of history...too many times kids watch this kind of crap and accept it as fact.

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