Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman 1 Season 1993

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Season 1
(494) IMDb 7.5/10

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A famous civil war photographer realizes he may be taking his last picture after Dr. Mike discovers that he is going blind.

Starring:
Jane Seymour, Joe Lando
Runtime:
48 minutes
Original air date:
May 22, 1993

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Drama, Western, Kids & Family
Director Chuck Bowman
Starring Jane Seymour, Joe Lando
Supporting actors Chad Allen, Shawn Toovey, Erika Flores, Jonelle Allen, Orson Bean, Frank Collison, Jim Knobeloch, Heidi Kozak, Geoffrey Lower, Rosemary Murphy, Jeff Ramsey, Craig Richards, Kenny Rogers, Henry G. Sanders, Larry Sellers, John Sexton, William Shockley, Gail Strickland
Season year 1993
Network CBS
Producers Josef Anderson, Antonia Ellis, Timothy O. Johnson, John Liberti, Beth Sullivan
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Customer Reviews

We as a family loved this show when it was on tv.
Randall Lynn Walford
I love this show because it very realistic about how women were not accepted in certain profession.
LizzyBee
I only wish there were more seasons available with Prime!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 22, 2003
Format: DVD
When I first heard about the concept of the show in 1992, I was already convinced that I just HAD to see the very first episode (pilot). And gosh I am glad I did, I have been watching breathlessly for six years!
The first season in my opinion is the best, because it illustrates how hard it was for women to earn respect in a men's world. Dr. Quinn (Jane Seymour) is one of the first woman doctors and when she moves to Colorado Springs, a woman on her own, not married, she has to convince the townspeople that she is very capable as a doctor. Then, when she gets the care of three children, she's also a single mother. GREAT stuff!!
Besides that the life and culture of the Cheyenne people, are beautifully brought out. Dr. Quinn, gets her indian name 'medicine woman' from chief Black Kettle as she saves his life.
Beth Sullivan has created a masterpiece, a series for prime time to watch with the whole family. Jane Seymour is lead actress and we finally see that she can do more than acting in mini-series. Joe Lando (Sully), Chad Allen (Matthew), Erika Flores (Colleen) and Shawn Toovey (Brian) show us great acting as well!
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By L. Young on February 17, 2004
Format: DVD
Dr. Quinn is one of the finest shows ever produced. For six seasons, this show took us back to the period just after the end of the Civil War when the West was still wild, beautiful and dangerous. Jane Seymour is unforgettable as Dr. Michaela Quinn who leaves Boston high society to begin a medical practice in Colorado Springs. The history of medicine unravels before our eyes, along with the history of the West, the injustices carried out against Native Americans, the birth of the railroad, etc. Dr. Quinn also tells one of the greatest love stories ever written for television. The chemistry between Jane Seymour and Joe Lando was truly amazing.
There was good reason for the uproar unleashed when CBS canceled this show before its time was done. It was a terrible mistake in judgment. It is a decision that continues to haunt the President of CBS, Leslie Moonves, who recently admitted that he still receives (more than 7 years after Dr. Quinn's cancellation) over 100 protest letters and e-mails a month.
If you have never seen this show -- watch it now (commericial-free!!!) and enjoy one hell of a ride.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By K. M. Young on June 5, 2003
Format: DVD
"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" is one of the best TV series. I'm glad to see its release on DVD, but disappointed to find that it's not closed-captioned like it's described in Amazon.com's "Product Details." Once again, the hearing impared are ignored, and cannot fully appreciate the great series. In terms of the rating, the Series itself deserves FIVE STARS, but I give the DVD three stars for its lack of close captions, and its false advertisement in the "Product Details."
For the hearing people, enjoy this top quality series that features one of the best heroines of all time. The season one is the best, and the pilot brilliantly sets up the characters. Dr. Quinn and Sully embody the conscience of the white people, and their charisma carries the show.
I hope that the DVD set will be availble for the rest of the seasons, and WITH closed captions for the hearing impared.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Nenah Sylver on July 2, 2006
Format: DVD
Ditching my TV in the mid 1980s made me happy. There was not much worth watching. When I acquired a secondhand TV ten years later, it was for video movies only (and then DVDs, when they became popular). But I was running out of movies. I was sick of all the gratuitous sex and violence--and the depiction of women as vapid sex kittens, their value in meeting Mr. Right, and men as James Bond clones.

Then I met Dr. Quinn.

The glowing Amazon reviews inspired me to start renting. What I was not prepared for was how feminism suffuses this series. What are "family values," exactly? Not the insipid standards from sit-com land, where humor consists of putting someone down at the expense of another. These "family values" are kindness, reverence for nature, respect of people regardless of race or gender...in short, the golden rule to treat others as one would want to be treated. A TV show that includes respect for women as independent, intelligent people is a rare find. But one might expect this in a series that a woman conceived, women produced, and where the majority of episodes were written by women as well.

The feminism in Dr. Quinn is not devoid of art. It's not a political statement smacking you in the face. It's an organic part of the story. The story is always first, which is what makes this show so great. We sympathize with Dr. Quinn as she struggles against the sexism and patronizing attitudes of the townspeople, trying to set down roots as the "lady doctor."

Racism takes its rightful place alongside feminism. We are rightfully horrified by the white people's mistreatment of the sensitively portrayed Cheyenne Indians (of particular note is the wonderful wise character of Cloud Dancing).
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Shannon B. on June 11, 2005
Format: DVD
I am a long time watcher and lover of this series. I've watched it from the first episode to the last. And now that they are on DVD, I am Thrilled!! The only problem is that the people who put together the DVD sets haven't figured out that each DVD Doesn't need it's own case!! Take a hint from other DVD sets like Smallville (another series I've watched from the beginning). Its accordion folded case holds 6 DVDs and costs MUCH less. And for those of you who are worried about scratches, not ONE DVD from my three sets has a single scratch on it. I really want every set from this series, but I can't afford it right now. If only they would slim up the cases... It might drop the price down to a reasonable amount!
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