Post by Chalice_Of_Evil on Oct 21, 2017 8:34:13 GMT
I enjoyed watching this show when I was growing up. I liked Jane Seymour in the role of Dr. Michaela Quinn. I also thought Joe Lando was a really good male lead in the show too as Byron Sully (I loved the fact that he had a wolf. Its name was 'Wolf', wasn't it?). I liked both characters separately and together. I think that all three of the 'kids', while they could get on one's nerves at times, were on the whole not too bad (I certainly don't remember them being as intolerable as a lot of kid characters in shows nowadays). All the supporting cast really made the show interesting (I for one was happy with the cast changes made between the movie and then when it went to series, as some of the recurring characters were recast). Though I think I preferred the first Colleen.
While characters such as Jake, Loren and Hank could seem a bit 'one-note' at times, there were instances where we got to see a bit more to them. Hank saying Michaela's name when he was sick/injured (I can't recall the specifics, as it's been so long since I watched the show) stands out in my memory. I liked the other characters such as Horace, Robert E., Grace, Dorothy and the Rev. I especially liked Cloud Dancing and whenever we'd see him interacting with Michaela and Sully.
One episode that always sticks out in my mind (though, again, I don't remember the specifics since it's been so long since my last watch), when Matthew's fiancé (I think) got bitten by Brian's wolf which Sully had given him for Christmas (again, I think that's what happened), and it had caught rabies from a raccoon and bite, so she caught it and died, so then Brian went out to shoot his wolf (who I think was named 'Pup'?), but Matthew stopped him and was going to do it himself, but couldn't bring himself to, so then Sully had to do it. I really didn't like that episode and if I ever rewatch the show, will be sure to skip that episode (as I hate animal deaths in shows/movies).
I also think there was one episode where Michaela was seeing the future and her husband's face was in shadow and we were left wondering who it was - did that happen? I mean, I think it was pretty obvious it would've been no one else but Sully, but they did seem to like to 'tease' viewers.
Anyway, I think this^ is about the most I remember from the show. That's not a reflection on the show itself, it's just that I have a poor memory and haven't watched it in a long time. Anyway, I spotted this thread and thought to myself, "Yep, that was a show I really liked when growing up!", so figured I'd post my memories of it (the few that I have).
The complete series is on Amazon Prime and I started watching again tonight. I'm 4 episodes in and I can't believe how good this show was. Honestly, these episodes are some of the best TV I've ever seen. And that's not the nostalgia talking. It's beautiful and romantic and heartwarming and dramatic af. It's so good.