Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Doc - Season 1|
Actors: Billy Ray Cyrus, Derek McGrath, Claudette Mink, Andrea C. Robinson, Richard Leacock
Directors: Bruce Pittman, E. Jane Thompson, Eric Till, George Bloomfield, Larry A. McLean
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family, Television
It?s about hope, it?s about understanding, it?s about caring, it?s about fighting?..for what you believe in. "DOC" captures the drama and humor of big city medicine as seen through the eyes of newcomer Dr. Clint Cassidy.... more »
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TV as it should be!
John Thornton | Midwest | 11/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Doc is a great show. It is dramatic and funny and uplifting. The shows are very well written and engaging. The characters are wonderful. BUT WHERE ARE THE OTHER THREE SEASONS? We need them also on DVD. Please! Pretty please!"
A tear-jerker that you will fall in love with
Chris Luth | Anchorage, AK | 01/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know what to say. This was the best series on television. The technical quality may not be quite like Law and Order or other major network shows (though it wasn't noticeably bad), but the writing is outstanding.
This is a tear-jerker series. Beware: you'll really get involved with the characters. The show promotes family values to the core. Not a single episode had a single thing that might be considered objectionable. This is cleaner than some G-rated Disney movies.
The premise is that Clint Cassidy, a country doctor from Montana, moved to New York City to pursue his relationship with a journalist who had stayed in Montana with him. He begins work at a Manhattan HMO, complete with rules, regulations and politics -- things he's not used to. While Cassidy (played by Billy Ray Cyrus of "Achy Breaky Heart" fame) brings a fresh air of humanity to the otherwise impersonal HMO, there's some troubles along the way as he adjusts to his new life and the new way of doing things.
Like in any series, season one is a little on the cheesy side, but it's nonetheless charming. The characters develop much more fully in later seasons, but season one definitely explains a lot of the things that experiences in later episodes are based on.
Unfortunately, the series was canceled in season 5. The foreign distributor pulled funding (it was filmed in Toronto) and they had to stop making episodes.
After I watched the series finale, I wrote the following letter to the cast (I don't know if they ever received it). I'd like to share it here just to show you how much the show meant to me and how it'll grab you as well!
Dear Doc cast and crew,
The series finale. Wow. I can't believe it's already here. When I saw the ad, I thought it said "Season Finale." I thought that the middle of December was an odd place to take a season break.
As I watched the last episode, I found myself getting teared up as I realized that not only was the season ending but the show was ending as well, and I'm not a really emotional person. I feel like I've become a part of your family, and seeing you all say goodbye made me feel like I was leaving, too. At the end of that scene, I was literally crying a river. They were tears of joy -- finally, Clint and Nancy were coming together (I had been relentlessly cheering that subplot on for the better part of the last season) -- but also tears of sorrow. I will be missing you guys and your characters as much as you will be missing each other. You all have become like family to me as your struggles and victories, your emotions and your lives been mine. You have built a powerful emotional bond between us and you.
Thank you Billy Ray, Andrea, Derek, Ron, Richard, Tracy, Tyler, Paula, Ruth and all the others who have made this show the truly unique thing that it is. While I am truly sad to see you go, I wish you all the best in each of your pursuits.
May the characters you've played and lived over the last five seasons live on in your and everybody's hearts. As you have taught us to do, treasure each and every moment as a gift from God as he writes the story of your lives. And like Clint said, I can't wait to read the next chapter!
P.S. Make sure you guys do a Doc reunion show!"
Call It Corny But We Love It
Donegal Dan | Southwest United States | 07/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was pleased to find the first season of Doc now available on DVD. I would like to add my voice to all the others clamoring for the remaining seasons to be released on DVD, too. This was a homespun series somewhat reminiscent of Little House On the Prairie and such, although very much updated and with a nice touch of humor added to the story of the western doc removed to the big city. While it didn't pretend to be great drama, everyone in it was good and it was a great showpiece for Cyrus, who fit the part naturally. For a greatly underrated singer/songwriter, it was another sign that he has untapped talent. I hope some day to see his musical ability given the recognition it deserves."
DOC - Season One
Nancy Martin | Springfield, IL United States | 04/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is absolutely FANTASTIC - if you like the family-style movies that have good morals & words of wisdom and just a good heart-warming show in the plot, this is it!! My husband & I have watched these DVDs time & time again and never get tired of them. We are anxiously waiting for rest of the seasons to be released. Do you have any idea when this will happen??"