By the way, the story of a difficult physician profession at the time, the feminist story is on the forefront of the series. Many people in Colorado Springs, where Quinn began to work, did not like the fact that the doctor was a woman. Faithful viewers followed the doctor's struggle with all the manifestations of sexism and her attempts to gain trust in the environment.
The peculiarity of this story added that Quinn had met in her path a lone tracer, a certain Byron Sully, a true woman-hearted womanizer in the 90s, who, like her, turned out to be a model of all virtues. One who will house with his own hands, and will cross wilderness to save his daughter from oppression, and in addition he has a wonderful companion dog, Alaskan Malamute dog named Wilk. Could it be more "cool"?
However, no romance between Michael and Sully, nor even the landscapes still far away in the United States, were what attracted thousands of viewers to the TVs on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The twist of the story turned out to be the variety of threads the creators had made, departing from the simple formula of the soap opera and the comedy series, creating an overview of all the possible social problems that were just beginning to be called by us.
Alcoholism, drug abuse, gender and race discrimination, tolerance limits and penance prejudices in the tiny rural communities. The cultural background was different, but the human characters seemed to be the same everywhere. With characters it was easy to identify and sympathize. In the aggressive 90s, when not everyone was able to shake their elbows on the labor market to achieve economic success, it was really nice to look at truly noble and disinterested figures.
Not only did Quinn and Sully's story get the headlines of many viewers, but equally exciting was the one that was set on the set, between the two main heroes. "I always admired Jane Seymour as an actress, but when I met her on the set in 1992, I fell in love with her," admitted Joe Lando in an interview for "Hello Magazine" in 1996. When it came to light that Seymour, a decade older than him, was uninterested in the union and had just begun to meet Jamesen Keach, her future husband, American tabloids began racing to create "poor Joe" headlines and "rejected by Dr. Quinn."
Joe actually had to feel rejected, but Jane never felt that. Even when she was glowing in her marriage with Keach and gave birth to twins, Joe remained supportive and friendly. Anyway, work on the set was difficult for both of them. A few years ago, Seymour made a point of telling "Where are they now" that after her short adventure with Lando ended, she had to pretend to be in love for the next seven years when the series was being made, and that was not easy. He is my closest friend in the world, "said the actress.
Seymour, thanks to the role of Dr. Quinn, has made a career in Hollywood - played alongside Roger Moore in the eighth part of the James Bond story, "Live and Let Die", countless television productions, an actress who has received the Order of the British Empire and has her own account. A few years ago, she starred in "Matrimonial Games" and "Jane Austen Land", and last year in the extremely badly-received "Fifty Black Face" comedy.
Joe Lando has also tried his hand at numerous film and television projects, but he never gained much popularity as in "Dr Quinn." American actor who has Italian, Russian and Polish ancestry and has a reason for being listed 50. The world's most beautiful people magazine "People" in 1993, after the shootings for the show.
Although the show has long been dusty, many Polish viewers still have a strong sentiment towards him. It probably will not attract such crowds before the screens of the TVs, as the newer productions could do, if they were decided to buy up such rights. However, Dr. Quinn, in many of us, evokes pleasant memories, is associated with youth or even childhood, refers to the longing for a simple life and a sense of lost value shared today by a large part of Polish society.