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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 

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

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Beth Sullivan
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1998   1997   1996   1995   1994   1993  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 15 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Jane Seymour ...  Dr. Quinn - Medicine Woman 149 episodes, 1993-1998
Joe Lando ...  Byron Sully 149 episodes, 1993-1998
Shawn Toovey Shawn Toovey ...  Brian Cooper 149 episodes, 1993-1998
Chad Allen ...  Matthew Cooper 149 episodes, 1993-1998
Orson Bean ...  Loren Bray 148 episodes, 1993-1998
Jim Knobeloch Jim Knobeloch ...  Jake Slicker 131 episodes, 1993-1998
William Shockley ...  Hank Lawson 123 episodes, 1993-1998
Frank Collison ...  Horace Bing 121 episodes, 1993-1998
Geoffrey Lower ...  Rev. Timothy Johnson 115 episodes, 1993-1998
Henry G. Sanders ...  Robert E. 110 episodes, 1993-1998
Jonelle Allen ...  Grace 109 episodes, 1993-1998
Barbara Babcock ...  Dorothy Jennings 101 episodes, 1993-1998
Jessica Bowman ...  Colleen Cooper 88 episodes, 1995-1998
Larry Sellers ...  Cloud Dancing / ... 77 episodes, 1993-1998
Helene Udy ...  Myra Bing 76 episodes, 1993-1998
Erika Flores ...  Colleen Cooper 61 episodes, 1993-1997
Jason Leland Adams Jason Leland Adams ...  Preston A. Lodge III / ... 61 episodes, 1994-1998
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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>

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Drama | Family | Western

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branduin's site | INSP | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. Quinn See more »

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CBS,Sullivan Company See more »
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| (147 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Three of the cast members were born and raised in Illinois: Joe Lando who played Byron Sully was born in Chicago, Jim Knobeloch who played Jake Slicker was born in Belleville, and Frank Collison who played Horace was born in Evanston. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Cloud Dancing: [to Jake] With the Cheyanne, tribe comes first, then family and then man. For you, it's the man first and last. That is why you are so alone.
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Referenced in The Nanny: The Unkindest Cut (1995) See more »

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Engaging Western series portrays frontier town's lady doctor
4 May 2006 | by roghacheSee 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.


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