A newly graduated doctor is required to set up his practice in an eccentric Alaskan town.
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Joel Fleishman is fresh out of medical college, and fresh out of luck. Failing to read the fine print in his scholarship conditions, he finds he has no choice but to move to the remote and somewhat eccentric town of Cicely, in the wilds of Alaska. Once there, he is welcomed by the peculiar locals who are not keen to see him go, most especially Maurice Minnifield, the ex-NASA astronaut. Despite Joel's adamant denials, one gets the impression that he enjoys life in Cicely more than he admits. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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12 July 1990 (USA)  »

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As an inside joke, some radio stations in Michigan and other snow-heavy states used to play the theme music from the show as a lead-in to announcing school closings and other snow related events. See more »

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In the pilot the town sign of Cicely shows the town's population as 215, corrected upwards from 214 (still visible but crossed out), in episode 1.6 "Sex, Lies, and Ed's Tape" the town's population is 839. See more »

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[to Jules, on changing identites for a day]
Dr. Joel Fleischman: I'm very happy with myself. I have no need to go slumming in your persona.
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Referenced in The Ben Stiller Show: With Rob Morrow (1992) See more »

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'greatest television writing that I can remember'
23 June 1999 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

No matter where you hear about this show it is obvious even here that people can only say good things about it. I decided to comment on it based on my belief that the series contained some of the greatest television writing that I can remember. The scripts were excellently compelling and intriguing. Just when you thought that you could label a character and prophesize what they were to do next their personalities were stretched. Over the course of the shows six seasons they characters acted out brilliantly by the likes of John Corbett, Janine Turner, and Rob Morrow created what I and many others would select as the best hour-long program to ever hit the tube.


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