Dr. Mike matches wits with a notorious Indian hater, Maj. Samuel Morrison, as she tries to mediate a peace treaty between Black Moon's braves and the cavalry, which would include a pardon for Sully ...
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
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In its original run, the show aired on Saturday Nights, which was considered a terriable time slot at the time. At first, most of the cast were not fans of the time, but creator Beth Sullivan called it a "blessing." The show went on to preforme quite well! See more »
In the premiere, Emily gives birth to a child, and Dr. Mike tells the midwife to turn him upside down to get him to cry. In S1E2, When the baby gets sick during the influenza epidemic, the baby is referred to as a girl. At the end of the season, Emily gets married and moves away, without any children. See more »
It is a sad day when programs produced for general family viewing are so few and far between. However, it is comforting to know that Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman joins the ranks of great family programming. One of my favorite episodes is 'Just One Lullaby', which depicts the thin line between school discipline and abuse. I did not agree with the way in which the teacher 'got a taste of her own medicine' toward the end of the episode, but it proved the adage that 'what goes around, comes around'.
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman may just go down in history as a great television classic.
Huzzah for this one.
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