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Strong Medicine - The Complete First Season
Strong Medicine - The Complete First Season
Actors: Rosa Blasi, Jenifer Lewis, Joshua Cox, Philip Casnoff, Brennan Elliott
Director: Fran Drescher
Genres: Drama, Television
NR     2006     1hr 0min

Dr. Dana Stowe (Janine Turner, Northern Exposure, Cliffhanger) is the head of women?s medicine at Rittenhouse Hospital and doesn't let her emotions get in the way of her work. Dr. Luisa "Lu" Delgado (Rosa Blasi, Noriega) r...  more »

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Actors: Rosa Blasi, Jenifer Lewis, Joshua Cox, Philip Casnoff, Brennan Elliott
Director: Fran Drescher
Creators: Allison Robbins, Ayanna Floyd, Carla Kettner, Rob Fresco, Sara B. Cooper, Tammy Ader, Yahlin Chang
Genres: Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, Drama
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/10/2006
Original Release Date: 07/23/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 07/23/2000
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 5
SwapaDVD Credits: 5
Total Copies: 4
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish, Portuguese

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Movie Reviews

A `Strong' TV Show!
Raj | USA | 11/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have seen a lot of the episodes of `Strong Medicine' on Lifetime, and I feel that it is one of the most underrated TV shows being show today. It is a great show that portrays hope, life, relationships, and emotions in each episode. I am glad that this show is finally releasing on DVD, as we can get to watch the series from the beginning.

The story mainly revolves around Dr. Lu Delgado and Dr. Dana Stowe, two women who have nothing in common with each other, except for their passions in the field of work. They work in the Rittenhouse Women's Health Clinic, where they face new challenges, and solve new problems from performing plastic surgery to treating HIV positive patients. This DVD set contains the first 22 episodes of Season 1, which are:

01. Pilot
02. Preexisting Conditions
03. Misconceptions
04. Second Look
05. Performance Anxiety
06. Drug Interactions
07. Do No Harm
08. Miracle Cure
09. Dependency
10. BRCA1
11. BRCA2
12. Brainchild
13. Second Opinion
14. Side Effects
15. Blessed Events
16. Fix
17. Maternity
18. Complications
19. Childcare
20. Drugstore Cowgirl
21. Wednesday Night Fever
22. Mortality

Not only is this show moving, but you also learn something in each episode. Developed by Whoopi Goldberg and created by Tammy Ader, `Strong Medicine' has won numerous awards. Rosa Blasi (who plays Dr. Lu Delgado) won an Imagen Award for Best Actress in a Drama series. I doubt this DVD set will contain any special features, except for the standard ones like languages, and subtitles, but nevertheless, it is worth buying this DVD just to see the episodes.

Being sweet and sour at times, `Strong Medicine' is a wonderful drama that will definitely make you feel better.
Lively Weekend Discussion
E. Griswold | Boston, MA | 06/04/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"When Strong Medicine first came out, I indicated to to my girl-friend that she might like it. Strong Medicine quickly became her favorite series. While I normally avoid spending time in front of the television, I made a point of sitting with my future wife on Sunday evenings to end the week with a provocative episode of Srong Medicine. We always seemed to have an inteligent and lively discussion on the issues presented. When the first year of episodes came out, I was pleased to order a copy for Valentine's day. My wife was thrilled and we both are looking forward to the release of the second season."
How long must our wait be?
S. ward | good ol' illinois | 12/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I absoultely love this show! i bought the first season almost a year ago and have been waiting ever since to buy the second season. I have not been able to find any information on it and was wondering if they were going to release a second season at all. the lifetime movie network states that this has been a very popular show with many viewers. so i don't understand why such the long wait to release the 2nd season. the 1st episode of the second season blew me away when i watched it on tv. can any body tell me anything about any more releases of this show? I think that the fans have waited long enough!!!!!"
It's about time, a show of this quality was placed on DVD
T. L. Moss | Savannah, GA USA | 02/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's no surprise that Stong Medicine, has lasted so long on Lifetime, from episode one it was evident that this show was not just another medical show. Strong Medicine has strength and courage of the female kind. It's not very often we see a show so full of passion, conviction, and focus to educate women as well as men of the importance of womens health, physically and emotionally. Rosa Blasi character of "Dr Luisa Delgado", is so moving. It's performances like Rosa Blasi, Jenifer Lewis, and Joshua Cox that keep me on the edge of my seat. I love the show and I can't wait for the rest of the seasons to be available on DVD.....It's great and I can't wait."