Northern Exposure (1990–1995)

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A newly graduated doctor is required to set up his practice in an eccentric Alaskan town.

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 Maurice J. Minnifield / ... (110 episodes, 1990-1995)
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 Maggie O'Connell / ... (110 episodes, 1990-1995)
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 Holling Vincoeur / ... (110 episodes, 1990-1995)
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 Dr. Joel Fleischman / ... (102 episodes, 1990-1995)
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 Dave the Cook (49 episodes, 1991-1994)
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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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Mother and daughter characters Mrs. Whirlwind and Marilyn Whirlwind are played by real-life mother and daughter Armenia Miles and Elaine Miles. See more »

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Maggie: So what do I do? Only go out with guys that I'd like to see dead?
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One of the BEST shows ever!
11 May 2002 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

I am currently reviewing the episodes on Hallmark. This show is actually better the second time around! I had always believed that this was a 'smarter than the average view' kind of show as few people seemed to understand the subtle humor evoked from the characters and Alaskan setting. Alaska is, perhaps, the US of A's final frontier as we seem to have given up on our manned conquest of space. The Cold War was over, and we (at that time) seemed to harbor no serious threats - we embraced the Russians and Chinese, learned that we were a funny conglomerate of diverse identities making an attempt at universal peace and understanding. The characters were believable and the acting inspiring! After ten years I still feel the magic!

This will be a classic - if only in TV/Psych 101....


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