If I had to pick my absolute favorite show from when I was in high school, this show would be it! Nearly everyone of my teen-aged girlfriends loved this show. Every Monday we would get to school and talk about what happened on DQMW on Saturday night. The family environment of the cast really drew me as a viewer into the life on the frontier in Colorado. Jane Seymour and Joe Lando to this day remain my favorite on-screen couple; their chemistry was amazing!
I recently re-watched the entire series on DVD (the sixth season I watched for the first time), and despite the fact that I now the show would have no place on TV today, I wish that it was still around. It reminded me of a simpler time in my life and of what TV was like at one time. While there are still shows on today that I do enjoy, it saddens me that my own children will not be able to enjoy quality family TV shows.