Duets were big in country music in the 1970s. Couples with powerhouse voices like Conway Twitty and Lorretta Lynn, Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius, and George Jones and Tammy Wynette burnt up the airwaves. They crooned of love, both broken and new, of wedding rings that weren’t so golden anymore, and living in a beautiful dream with the ones they loved.
In the early 1980s, a cop drama debuted that was unlike any other as this one had two women as the lead detectives. Starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly, Cagney and Lacey tackled controversial subjects and didn't shy away from topics that could make viewers uncomfortable. It had a special knack for episodes that challenged belief systems. This was never more visible than in the second episode of the sixth season of the series.
From 2014 to 2019, Lori Loughlin played Abigail Stanton on the successful Hallmark drama series, When Calls the Heart. The character was a fan favorite, doling out weekly doses of wisdom as the town's mayor and best friend to schoolteacher Elizabeth Thatcher Thornton.
Outside my window, a bird trills, not a quick cheerful chirp to welcome the morning, but one of agitation. His world has been disrupted. I stand from my desk and brush the billowy curtain aside to take a peek.
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, a popular historical drama in the 1990s, often produced poignant and meaningful episodes that made people take a long, hard look at their beliefs. Much of the time, the focus was on racism and bigotry between the white man and the Native Americans (the Cheyenne), but there was one episode that was so powerful, so heart-wrenching that it resonates to this day. So strong is the lesson in this episode that it should be required viewing in schools across America.
It's been nineteen years since Joe Lando and Jane Seymour played the roles that won the hearts of millions of fans around the world. As Sully and Dr. Michaela Quinn, the duo ignited a passion for historical drama and romance that still sizzles today. In fact, the fan base continues to grow as more viewers find the series which recently aired all six seasons on Amazon Prime but is now available on Philo.