Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Dr. Quinn at Night

I'm still growing up in the way that I get emotional over movies... let me explain.

I think especially as girls, if we hear that a movie is a tear-jerker, we feel like we should cry while we watch it. "Did you cry?" we ask each other. And so as a 12, 13, 14-year-old, I would force tears to come during really sad shows, probably just so I could fit in.

And then as I got older, some movies really did make me feel like crying, and I would cry freely if I was alone, and not so much if people and especially boys were in the room.

And the funny thing is, that's kind of still where I am. I don't know if any of you have husbands like this, but at a particularly emotional part of a movie, Danilo will check for my reaction to see if I am crying. And he doesn't really do it subtly, either. Cute boy. So there's a lot of potential for me to feel awkward.

But there's something that's so satisfying about crying over something that was worth crying over.

My favorite way to cry over a movie is at extremely beautiful or happy moments, and there have been a lot of those lately. Danilo got me the entire Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman series for Christmas this year, and I have never enjoyed a gift so continuously. Because Danilo will watch it with me, I live all day for Dr. Quinn at night.  

My vote for the most beautiful love story in all the television and movies I have ever seen goes to Dr. Mike and Sully. There is just so much substance to it. Sigh. I can't get enough.

These scenes back to back have been the most satisfying of the whole series so far. I got emotional just reading the taglines on YouTube when I was trying to pull them up. They are beautiful. Watch it full screen. Enjoy.

Sully travels from Colorado to Boston to check on Dr. Quinn and her children who have been gone visiting for more than a month. While Colorado has made a frontierswoman out of Dr. Quinn, she's reverted back to some of her Boston ways and is a little embarrassed when Sully shows up... after staying awhile and sensing it was a bad idea (the trip and pursuing a relationship with Dr. Quinn), Sully catches a train home....


3 comments:

prcessmag said...

Oh my gosh!! I LOVED LOVED Dr. Quinn! We would watch it with my mom all the time when we were young. I didn't know that you could buy it on DVD, I may have to purchase that :)

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Unknown said...

Yep, love Dr. Quinn!! Love you!!
Mom.