Dr. Michaela Quinn, M.D.
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Catch re-runs of Dr. Quinn every weekday on GMC and INSP. Episodes are running in their original order, including season 6, and they cycle around.
The 2 movies, Revolutions and The Heart Within air periodically.
Jane Seymour made her name a household word when she accepted the role of Dr. Michaela Quinn, M.D. in the TV series, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. From the moment she stepped off the stagecoach into the mud and stood up to the town Reverend (determined to remain in a town where women were thought to serve only two purposes: child-bearing and pleasure), Jane endeared herself to our hearts and made an indelible mark on our lives.
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, is a high-spirited, hour-long Western family adventure series from The Sullivan Company and CBS Entertainment Productions. It is built around the exploits of Dr. Michaela ("Mike") Quinn, a refined woman doctor who moves from the highly civilized, world of mid-19th century Boston to a rough-hewn frontier town in 1860s Colorado to start her own medical practice.
Known as a film and television star, ("Live and Let Die," "Somewhere in Time," "War and Remembrance," etc.) Jane plays Dr. Quinn, the strong-willed, liberal-minded Easterner who befriends an enigmatic mountain loner, Byron Sully (Joe Lando), and adops three children (played by Chad Allen, Erika Flores/Jessica Bowman and Shawn Toovey) when their mother dies of a rattlesnake bite. While the headstrong Michaela can be tough, Beacon Hill never prepared her for such a rugged world where the people are as coarse as the climate and their ideas seem from another time.
By having Dr. Quinn's sophisticated values clash with the considerably cruder mindset of her Western neighbors, the series is able to explore situations and issues that are very much a part of life today. Whether championing the cause of gun control, exposing environmental polluters, battling disease or sexist cowboys, or liberating oppressed frontier women, Dr. Mike, at great personal risk, bucks the conventional wisdom of the Old West and emerges as more than just a pioneering feminist.
In the tradition of "Little House on the Prairie," Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is steeped in traditional family values and an understanding of the spirit and strength that built America.