I was just checking out INSP (we have a new member, who mentioned that she discovered it via INSP, some other members also mentioned this channel now and then and I've had too much time, and so... )
At first I was a bit confused and I was questioning my own memory when I read the DQ-schedule, since I haven't seen an episode in quite a while, but I certainly knew that for example Seven Kinds of Lonely came loooooong after If you love Someone and Tine Star came before Fear itself and .... Long story short: I noticed that the series is completely out of order and there are a lof of episodes missing in between, what doesn't matter actually since it's out of order anyway.
It's a DQ-puzzle what they show on ISPN. You have to put the pieces into the right order yourself and there might be holes in the picture in the end. Never mind?
Well, I confess I mind. It might be okay for people who know the series inside out and just want to enjoy some of the old episodes, but it bugs me to imagine that new fans will never get the full 'art' of Dr Quinn, or the full depth or whatever you want to call it.
The order - no matter if there are certain consistency issues in the scripts (we all know them ) - is important. There is a development concerning characters, relationships, storylines. We wouldn't be able to discuss all this if it didn't matter. And - more important - the series would be what it became if it didn't matter.
I wonder why it is not possible for a channel to respect the structure of a series, but to just see it as single episodes which have nothing to do with each other.
Of course you can say: the main thing is that Dr. Quinn still exists on TV, but for me this way to present the show doesn't show appreciation in the least but is only for the purpose to fill the schedule.
People, watch the DVDs! It's worth to see the full monty of Dr. Quinn.
Of, course that's just my opinion. Any other is welcome. I have the tomatoes ready. LOL (Just kidding, juuuuuuuust kidding)