15 March 2007
6 medicine head
because it has been over a year since i was in the presence of partner and thus, i have begun to pine- i've turned to that show beloved by grandmothers the world over. dr. quinn: medicine woman.
as teenagers, partner and i completely related to dr. quinn, medicine woman- an 1870s hoity-toity, virgin female doctor who moves from boston to the colorado frontier, becomes a single parent, falls in love with a bad boy who runs around with indians, and proceeds to let her highfalutin opinions get her into every imaginable type of trouble. i don't know how the hell that was like us, but at the time it really was.
i've been powering through dr. quinn disc after disc since christmas and only just hit the midway point. and i continue to be struck by how absolutely completely gloriously ridiculous this show is.
the moral of dr. quinn? that all problems- racism, sexism, ageism, atheism, political corruption, deceit, censorship, suffrage, kidnapping, whoring, boozing, military desertion, morphine addiction, etc.- can be resolved with the throw of a tomahawk. a simpler time, no?