Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman The Complete Season Two DVD Review–Ratchets Up The Excitement A Notch
So we all had a pretty nice time with the sweet shot of retro that was the first season of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. Well, bare your upper arm for another jab because we’ve got a fresh round of frontier medicine right here; the folks out at A&E sent over a copy of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman The Complete Season Two for us to review, and we’ve got plenty of backward hicks who can’t believe a woman can sew limbs instead of clothes, along with bizarre Indian behavior and, of course, more of that blended family drama.
Once again, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman The Complete Season Two hauls us back out to scenic jerkwater Colorado, where a woman is now tending to the doctoring of the entire town of Colorado Springs and its surroundings. And with the people of Colorado Springs now a lot more comfortable than they were at the thought of a woman doctor–but still not fully satisfied yet–Dr. Mike, as she’s known, will have a whole different set of problems to tackle. Sure, there will be plenty of medical whatnot going on here, but there will be issues with the Indians and, of course, a whole lot of that old fashioned prejudice going around.
The pacing of this second season is somewhat different–it’s not quite as restful as the first season was. It’s a little more frantic, a little more active. They’re finding their stride, I think, and trying to do a little more with the world they set up back in the first season. Sure, it’s not the most surprising thing you’ll see, but it will bring a lot more action with it than you might have expected.
So if you tried the first season and found it wanting–a little too sedate for your tastes–you might fare better with the second season. The performances are all pretty solid, and as a Western, this is actually pretty believable. Admittedly, there will be some episodes here you don’t like, and some you do–that’s the nature of a box set. But overall, you’ll do pretty well here.
The Screenhead Ten Scale, in turn, gives Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman The Complete Season Two a seven out of ten for being a satisfying experience. Though it’s a bit slow, it will still serve you well on those nights you want to just kick up your feet with a cup of coffee and relax with a shot of retro Western television from the folks out at A&E.