Saturday, July 18, 2015

Western Week!!!

I haven't watched a lot of westerns. Wait-- that's a lie, yes I have. When you have three younger brothers, a passel of redneck cousins, and a dad who grew up watching that kind of stuff, you better know who John Wayne is! Westerns are second only to The Andy Griffith Show in our home.

I've always wanted to talk about this show on my blog, and I thought  Western Week would be a great time to do it. (Click the link to participate-- it's not too late to join!) I've never really done anything like this before, but I'm giving it my best shot. So, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you my post!

Despite my upbringing, the only western I ever really obsessed over is Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman. It's a several-seasons-long TV series about a female doctor in Colorado just after the Civil War. She arrives in Colorado almost by mistake: the town put out an advertisement for a doctor, and was expecting a man. When Michaela Quinn (Jane Seymour) showed up in town, everyone was shocked-- they were expecting a Dr. Michael A. Quinn, not a woman! At first the townspeople are wary of her, but they soon learn to trust and even admire her.

Dr. Mike (Michaela) is one of my all-time favorite characters television-wise. She is strong and persistent, while still being feminine, and also motherly to her adopted children. She is skilled in the medical field and saves the lives of most of the cast at least once throughout the six seasons. :)
This is a really great show if you like action. Something exciting and usually life-threatening happens in just about every episode. It's full of cowboys and Indians and outlaws, as well as a little romance. While it isn't a Christian show, it does have a lot of good morals and almost all episodes are appropriate for the whole family.  If you're watching from the DVD sets, most versions have a pretty detailed summary before each episode, so you know what's happening.
Overall, I give Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman four and a half stars.

I wish I could go more in-depth on this, and maybe talk (or obsess) about Sully, Colleen, Brian, or....  But I have to go help make food for our church's annual picnic tomorrow, so I'm out of time. I'll post tomorrow or Monday with pictures from the picnic.
Until then!



  1. I actually really like western shows & movies myself...I should definitely check out the series you suggested. Thanks for a lovely post, m'dear.

    -T. x

  2. I love Dr. Quinn! My brother and I watched that growing up. And westerns are just amazing! Great post! I can't wait to see pictures from your picnic:)

  3. This show was really good. I watched it from the start when it aired, although I missed the last season. Jane Seymour was so perfect as Dr. Mike, as was the rest of the cast.

  4. I love this show! I started watching it in season 3, I think, but I've gone back and watched the rest too over the years. It's got such wonderful characters, doesn't it? I count it among my absolute favorite shows ever.

  5. AAACK! I just found your post for the Western Week that Emma and I did! This is too much, really. We shall be SUCH friends :D

    Dr. Quinn is awesome. It really is. I ought to rewatch it...


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