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

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12 July 1990 (USA) See more »
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A newly graduated doctor is required to set up his practice in an eccentric Alaskan town. Full summary »
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 25 wins & 89 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 102)

Barry Corbin ... Maurice J. Minnifield / ... (110 episodes, 1990-1995)

Janine Turner ... Maggie O'Connell / ... (110 episodes, 1990-1995)

John Cullum ... Holling Vincoeur / ... (110 episodes, 1990-1995)

Darren E. Burrows ... Ed Chigliak / ... (110 episodes, 1990-1995)

John Corbett ... Chris Stevens / ... (110 episodes, 1990-1995)

Cynthia Geary ... Shelly Marie Tambo / ... (110 episodes, 1990-1995)
Elaine Miles ... Marilyn Whirlwind / ... (110 episodes, 1990-1995)
Peg Phillips ... Ruth-Anne Miller / ... (107 episodes, 1990-1995)

Rob Morrow ... Dr. Joel Fleischman / ... (102 episodes, 1990-1995)
William J. White ... Dave the Cook (49 episodes, 1991-1995)
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Series Directed by
Michael Fresco (12 episodes, 1992-1995)
Nick Marck (9 episodes, 1991-1993)
Rob Thompson (8 episodes, 1991-1993)
Michael Katleman (6 episodes, 1991-1993)
Michael Vittes (6 episodes, 1993-1995)
Jim Charleston (6 episodes, 1993-1994)
James Hayman (5 episodes, 1991-1995)
Bill D'Elia (5 episodes, 1991-1994)
Daniel Attias (5 episodes, 1993-1995)
Michael Lange (5 episodes, 1993-1995)
David Carson (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Sandy Smolan (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Dean Parisot (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
Stephen Cragg (2 episodes, 1990-1995)
Peter O'Fallon (2 episodes, 1990)
Steven Robman (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
Patrick McKee (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
Oz Scott (2 episodes, 1994)
Lorraine Senna (2 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Writing credits
Joshua Brand (110 episodes, 1990-1995)
John Falsey (110 episodes, 1990-1995)
Diane Frolov (25 episodes, 1991-1995)
Robin Green (25 episodes, 1991-1995)
Andrew Schneider (24 episodes, 1991-1995)
Mitchell Burgess (20 episodes, 1992-1995)
Jeff Melvoin (18 episodes, 1992-1995)
David Assael (6 episodes, 1990-1993)
Sam Egan (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jeff Vlaming (4 episodes, 1992-1993)
Barbara Hall (4 episodes, 1993-1994)
Henry Bromell (3 episodes, 1991)
Stuart Stevens (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Ellen Herman (2 episodes, 1991)
Geoffrey Neigher (2 episodes, 1992-1993)

Series Produced by
Martin Bruestle .... co-producer / associate producer (110 episodes, 1990-1995)
Cheryl Bloch .... supervising producer / consulting producer / ... (109 episodes, 1990-1995)
Diane Frolov .... supervising producer / executive producer (102 episodes, 1991-1995)
Andrew Schneider .... co-executive producer / executive producer (102 episodes, 1991-1995)
Robin Green .... supervising producer / co-executive producer / ... (101 episodes, 1991-1995)
Jeff Melvoin .... supervising producer / co-executive producer (93 episodes, 1991-1995)
Joe Lazarov .... associate producer (72 episodes, 1992-1995)
Michael Vittes .... co-executive producer / supervising producer (72 episodes, 1992-1995)
Joshua Brand .... executive producer (63 episodes, 1990-1993)
John Falsey .... executive producer (63 episodes, 1990-1993)
John Vreeke .... associate producer (60 episodes, 1993-1995)
Rob Thompson .... co-executive producer / co-producer / ... (47 episodes, 1991-1993)
David Chase .... executive producer (47 episodes, 1993-1995)
Michael Fresco .... supervising producer / co-executive producer (46 episodes, 1993-1995)
Matt Nodella .... producer / coordinating producer (38 episodes, 1990-1992)
Alan Brent Connell .... associate producer (30 episodes, 1991-1992)
Sam Egan .... consulting producer (22 episodes, 1994-1995)
Barbara Hall .... consulting producer (16 episodes, 1993-1994)
Geoffrey Neigher .... co-producer (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Robert T. Skodis .... producer (8 episodes, 1990)
Charles Rosin .... supervising producer (6 episodes, 1990)
Kedren Jones .... assistant producer (4 episodes, 1990)

Henry Bromell .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
David Schwartz (110 episodes, 1990-1995)
 
Series Cinematography by
Gordon Lonsdale (47 episodes, 1993-1995)
Frank Prinzi (44 episodes, 1991-1993)
James Hayman (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
Scott Williams (3 episodes, 1993)
James A. Lebovitz (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Film Editing by
Thomas R. Moore (37 episodes, 1990-1995)
Adam Wolfe (34 episodes, 1991-1995)
Briana London (29 episodes, 1991-1995)
Alec Smight (3 episodes, 1990)
David Strohmaier (3 episodes, 1994)
Jonathan Pontell (2 episodes, 1990)
Sharon Silverman (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
Robert Boucher (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
 
Series Casting by
Megan Branman (63 episodes, 1992-1995)
Patti Carns Kalles (15 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Production Design by
Woody Crocker (103 episodes, 1990-1995)
Phil Peters (7 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Art Direction by
Kenneth Berg (102 episodes, 1991-1995)
Lachlin Loud (8 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Lori Melendy (57 episodes, 1993-1995)
Robert Stover (15 episodes, 1992-1993)
Bart Hilliker (14 episodes, 1990-1992)
Gene Serdena (9 episodes, 1992)
Woody Crocker (7 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Costume Design by
Katharine Bentley (110 episodes, 1990-1995)
 
Series Makeup Department
Joni Powell .... makeup supervisor (110 episodes, 1990-1995)
Rebecca Lynne .... hair stylist (87 episodes, 1991-1995)
Bryn E. Leetch .... hair stylist (23 episodes, 1990-1991)
Denise Dellavalle .... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist / ... (9 episodes, 1993-1995)
 
Series Production Management
Steve Turner .... post-production supervisor (72 episodes, 1992-1995)
Bruce L. Shurley .... unit production manager (50 episodes, 1992-1994)
Tom Leetch .... unit production manager (23 episodes, 1990-1991)
Joe Lazarov .... post-production supervisor (23 episodes, 1991-1992)
Patrick McKee .... unit production manager (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jack Terry .... unit production manager (15 episodes, 1991-1992)
Charles S. Carroll .... unit production manager (3 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Loeser .... second assistant director / first assistant director (61 episodes, 1991-1993)
Jim Charleston .... first assistant director (35 episodes, 1991-1994)
Patrick McKee .... first assistant director (30 episodes, 1992-1994)
Mike Schilz .... first assistant director / second assistant director (23 episodes, 1993-1995)
Brian Faul .... second assistant director (22 episodes, 1994-1995)
Leslie K. Bloom .... second assistant director / second second assistant director (14 episodes, 1993-1994)
Johanna Jensen .... first assistant director (9 episodes, 1994-1995)
Colleen McCormick .... additional second assistant director (6 episodes, 1993-1995)
Kate Tilley .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1991-1992)
Phil Cook .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1990)
Nancy King .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 1990)
Harry V. Bring .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1991)
Burt Burnam .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1990)
Robert Del Valle .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1990)
James Lansbury .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1990)
Gary Schilz .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1990)
Alan Brent Connell .... second unit director (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
John Syrjamaki .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Art Department
Jeanne E. Franz .... scenic artist (50 episodes, 1992-1994)
Paul Byers .... property master (47 episodes, 1993-1995)
Sean Everett .... property master (38 episodes, 1990-1992)
Brady J. Condit .... set dresser / on-set dresser / ... (28 episodes, 1993-1994)
Dick Kyker .... property master (24 episodes, 1992-1993)
Marne K. Cohen .... scenic artist (22 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jim Comfort .... stand-by painter (15 episodes, 1993)
Kimberley Frank .... lead person (10 episodes, 1993-1995)
Philip J. Meyer .... assistant art director (10 episodes, 1993-1995)
Patrick Phillips .... on-set dresser (10 episodes, 1993-1995)
Robert Leisle .... assistant property master (8 episodes, 1993-1995)
Jim Landis .... assistant property master (7 episodes, 1993-1995)
Timothy Whidbee .... on-set dresser (6 episodes, 1993-1994)

Curtis Coyote .... props (unknown episodes)
Cynthia Nibler .... property buyer (unknown episodes)
Norman West .... property assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
William H. Angarola .... supervising sound editor (95 episodes, 1991-1995)
Anthony D'Amico .... sound re-recording mixer (72 episodes, 1991-1994)
Peter Barnes .... adr supervisor (67 episodes, 1990-1994)
Glenn Micallef .... production sound mixer (61 episodes, 1990-1995)
Greg Orloff .... sound re-recording mixer (50 episodes, 1992-1994)
Robert Marts .... production sound mixer (49 episodes, 1991-1995)
R. Russell Smith .... sound re-recording mixer (47 episodes, 1992-1994)
Peter Cole .... sound re-recording mixer (23 episodes, 1991-1992)
Kevin Patrick Burns .... sound re-recording mixer (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
Christian P. Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer (22 episodes, 1994-1995)
Gary Gegan .... sound re-recording mixer (20 episodes, 1991-1994)
Jon Taylor .... sound re-recording mixer (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Kimberly Lambert .... dialogue editor / sound effects editor (18 episodes, 1992-1995)
Mark Seagraves .... dialogue editor (15 episodes, 1992-1995)
Joel Valentine .... sound effects editor (10 episodes, 1992-1994)
Michael L. DePatie .... sound effects editor / dialogue editor (9 episodes, 1992-1994)
Tony Cappelli .... sound editor (9 episodes, 1993-1995)
Dean Okrand .... sound re-recording mixer (8 episodes, 1991-1994)
Richard Taylor .... supervising sound editor (7 episodes, 1990)
Thomas DeGorter .... supervising sound editor (7 episodes, 1991)
Steve Bissinger .... sound effects editor (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
Mike Getlin .... sound re-recording mixer (4 episodes, 1991)
Bill Thiederman .... sound re-recording mixer (4 episodes, 1991)
Micah Solomon .... boom operator (3 episodes, 1994)
Dan Hiland .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1994)

Tom Condon .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer (unknown episodes)
Brian Risner .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
John Rotondi .... sound engineer: Y4 (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Russel Hessey .... special effects (1 episode, 1994)

Richard Ratliff .... special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Joe White .... visual effects (1 episode, 1993)

Ted Fay .... 2D animation artist: VisionArt / 2D animation supervisor: VisionArt (unknown episodes)
Adam Howard .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Steven J. Scott .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
A. Michael Lerner .... stuntman / stunt coordinator: second unit / ... (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
Fred Lerner .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Annie Ellis .... stunts (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
Eddie Matthews .... stunt coordinator / stunts (2 episodes, 1995)
Michelle Sebek .... stunt double (2 episodes, 1995)

David Boushey .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Steve Buckley .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Michael Hilow .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
George Santo Pietro .... dolly grip (61 episodes, 1990-1993)
Robert Blair .... key grip (47 episodes, 1993-1995)
David J. Frederick .... camera operator (46 episodes, 1991-1993)
Kurt Rimmel .... key grip (45 episodes, 1991-1993)
Scott Williams .... chief lighting technician (38 episodes, 1991-1993)
Gordon Paschal .... camera operator (25 episodes, 1993-1994)
Michael C. Blundell .... chief lighting technician (24 episodes, 1993-1994)
Jimmie R. Owens .... grip (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jack Todd .... chief lighting technician (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
Paul M. Pollard .... camera operator (22 episodes, 1994-1995)
Gregory Paul Collier .... first assistant camera / camera operator (19 episodes, 1992-1995)
Robin Buerki .... Steadicam operator (15 episodes, 1994-1995)
John C. Cole .... key grip (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
Matthew J. Curry .... second assistant camera / assistant camera (12 episodes, 1994-1995)
James A. Lebovitz .... camera operator (11 episodes, 1990-1991)
Danny Linnik .... assistant lighting technician / lighting technician (10 episodes, 1993-1995)
Ed Ewing .... director of photography: second unit / additional photographer (9 episodes, 1993-1995)
Bob Good .... chief lighting technician (8 episodes, 1990)
Stephen Crawford .... chief lighting technician (8 episodes, 1991)
Al Rasmussen .... assistant grip (7 episodes, 1993-1995)
Mark Rogers .... chief lighting technician (6 episodes, 1991)
Charles Lantz .... dolly grip (6 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jamie Silverstein .... chief lighting technician (3 episodes, 1993)
Larry Nielsen .... second assistant camera (3 episodes, 1994)
Scott Leyse .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 1990-1994)
Randy Ratliff .... key grip (2 episodes, 1990)
Scott Hillman .... key grip (2 episodes, 1992)
Paul Volo .... best boy grip / first company grip (2 episodes, 1993)

Doug Schwartz .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes, 1991-1992)
Mike Almquist .... camera loader (unknown episodes)
Tim Merrill .... grip (unknown episodes)
Ryan Purcell .... grip (unknown episodes)
Gregory D. Smith .... grip (unknown episodes)
Mark Watson .... best boy electric / rigging gaffer (unknown episodes)
Bob Webeck .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Pallas Weber .... camera loader (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Heidi Walker .... casting: Seattle (46 episodes, 1993-1995)
John Vreeke .... extras casting (30 episodes, 1991-1992)
Patti Carns Kalles .... casting: Seattle (27 episodes, 1991-1992)
Marie-Rose Ponath .... casting coordinator (6 episodes, 1993-1995)
Laurie Thomas .... extras casting (3 episodes, 1993)

Deedra Ricketts .... principle casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Fred Saas .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mimi Melgaard .... costume supervisor (100 episodes, 1990-1995)
Marilee Melgaard .... costume supervisor (39 episodes, 1993-1995)
Sandra L. Bush .... costume supervisor / wardrobe assistant (15 episodes, 1993-1995)
Maggie Brown .... wardrobe assistant (6 episodes, 1993-1995)
Lisa Kohl .... seamstress (2 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Editorial Department
Robert Boucher .... assistant editor (30 episodes, 1991-1995)
Steve Turner .... post-production coordinator (30 episodes, 1991-1992)
Pam Ziegenhagen .... assistant editor (28 episodes, 1991-1994)
Gianna Rubin .... post-production coordinator (27 episodes, 1993-1994)
Sharon Silverman .... assistant editor (26 episodes, 1991-1994)
Kent Pritchett .... colorist: dailies (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
Gianna Maria Smart .... post-production coordinator (22 episodes, 1994-1995)
Steve Johnson .... colorist (8 episodes, 1990)
Dana E. Glauberman .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 1994-1995)
Judd H. Maslansky .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
Tamar Bihari .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 1990)
Michael L. Sale .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 1990)
Marta Evry .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 1994)

Randy Starnes .... colorist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
John McCullough .... music consultant / music supervisor (110 episodes, 1990-1995)
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor (59 episodes, 1990-1995)
Patty von Arx .... music editor (47 episodes, 1991-1995)
Carolyn Bahr .... music editor (4 episodes, 1995)

Jeff Vaughn .... score mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Russ Powell .... transportation coordinator (110 episodes, 1990-1995)
Ronnie King .... transportation captain (102 episodes, 1991-1995)

Monica Garris-Powell .... driver: cast (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Kathie Broyles .... title designer (95 episodes, 1991-1995)
Alix Kelly Hauser .... assistant to executive producer / assistant to producers (80 episodes, 1991-1994)
Barbara Brown .... script supervisor (68 episodes, 1991-1995)
J. Daniel Dusek .... location manager (56 episodes, 1991-1995)
Denise Dobbs .... assistant to executive producer / assistant to producers (55 episodes, 1991-1993)
Mary Loibl .... assistant to producers / assistant production coordinator (54 episodes, 1992-1995)
Lisa Koontz .... assistant to producers / production assistant (49 episodes, 1993-1995)
Yvonne Yaconelli .... production coordinator (47 episodes, 1991-1993)
Mitchell Burgess .... story editor / executive story editor (47 episodes, 1993-1995)
Pamela Gossage .... production coordinator (47 episodes, 1993-1995)
Kelli Lee Kozak .... assistant to producers (47 episodes, 1993-1995)
Vicky Berglund-Davenport .... location manager / supervising location manager (45 episodes, 1992-1995)
Jed Seidel .... assistant to producers / assistant to writers (32 episodes, 1992-1994)
Kate Nielsen .... assistant to producers / assistant to writers (27 episodes, 1993-1994)
Karen Thorndike .... script supervisor (26 episodes, 1992-1995)
Sean M. Grayson .... location manager (23 episodes, 1990-1992)
Cynthia Cohen-Gugisch .... assistant to producers (22 episodes, 1994-1995)
Ursula Wendel .... assistant to producers (22 episodes, 1994-1995)
Michael B. Nichols .... production assistant (15 episodes, 1992-1995)
Delinda Danielle Morris .... assistant to producers (15 episodes, 1994-1995)
Dulanie M. Ellis .... script supervisor (12 episodes, 1990-1991)
Deven Fredericks .... production assistant / production secretary (12 episodes, 1992-1994)
John Vreeke .... assistant to producers (12 episodes, 1992-1993)
Greg Hillegas .... production assistant (11 episodes, 1993-1995)
Lin Grayson .... production coordinator (8 episodes, 1990)
Henry Bromell .... story editor (8 episodes, 1991)
Devon Clark .... production coordinator (8 episodes, 1991)
Stephen Bowen .... production assistant / production associate (8 episodes, 1993-1995)
Mary Komatar .... assistant to producers (7 episodes, 1992-1993)
Laurie Thomas .... extras coordinator (7 episodes, 1993-1995)
David Clarridge .... production assistant / production associate (6 episodes, 1993-1995)
Jim Dunlap .... production assistant / production associate (6 episodes, 1993-1995)
Sarah Auerswald .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1990)
Julie Duvic .... location manager (4 episodes, 1991)
Ken Wyene .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1993-1994)
Mayme Paul-Thompson .... choreographer (3 episodes, 1993)
Peter White .... stand-in captain / stand-in (3 episodes, 1993)
Paul Gadd .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Elyse Dashew .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
Anne Gordon .... animal trainer (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
Helen Hendricks .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
Angela Walker .... production secretary (2 episodes, 1993)
Peter Bradshaw .... stand-in (2 episodes, 1994)
Chris Stephenson .... stand-in (2 episodes, 1994)

Drew Pinniger .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
M. Ross-Michaels .... financial representative (unknown episodes)
Mary Ellen Seaman .... key craft service (unknown episodes)
Brent Stanton .... set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Tammy Strange .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Kieran Woo .... assistant post-production auditor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
John Rothlisberger .... dedicatee (1 episode, 1993)
 

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Runtime:
60 min (110 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:PG (some episodes) | Australia:M (some episodes) | Germany:6 (DVD rating) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:M18 (season 5) | Spain:7 (DVD rating)
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Trivia:
Paul Provenza was originally hired to take over the role of Dr. Joel Fleischman after Rob Morrow left the show. The difference in his appearance was to be attributed to Fleischman getting a new haircut, which according to Janine Turner's character, Maggie O'Connell, "suited him". This idea was decided against, as not to alienate Morrow's fans. So 'Paul Provenza' _ became a new doctor, Phillip Capra. The series only lasted one more season after their Morrow's departure.See more »
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Chris Stevens:I'm the teflon kid. Dozens of chicks, nothing sticks.See more »
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110 out of 115 people found the following review useful.
Not a dumbed down show, 29 August 2003
Author: marley4 from Milwaukee, WI

The creators of Northern Exposure (NX) gave us a true viewing treat. While many shows tend to dumb down to the audience, NX asked you to wise up to it. With dialogue that in some cases you needed a dictionary for, you had a sense that this is how people should interact with one another. Although the characters were sometimes tough on each other, it was done lovingly. For example, Maurice and Joel never really liked each other, but would always be there to help each other out, out of respect. If only we lived in a world like this. With all that said, you sensed these characters were for real. As if you had been transplanted into Cicely, Alaska.

NX wasn't all mushy either. It picked its moments, and did so with perfect vigor. Intertwined were moments of humor, sometimes laugh out loud, sometimes feel-good with a smile. Joshua Brand and David Falsey found a way to work your emotions, tugging on them like a heartstring. You really fall in love with the characters. Never have I seen a show where you cared so much about what happened to them, with many elements of surprises. I found myself even weeping with Maurice (probably the coldest of the main characters) when he mourned his brother during a Kaddish that Joel was giving in remembrance to his Uncle Manny. You know why? Because you learned of his brother's passing and how it affected Maurice throughout the series. You really felt his pain. As well, I laughed out loud when Joel was being accused of being a Russian spy by the town when they were sick or when a recently squished Rick was brought in on the satellite that killed him during his funeral. I couldn't help but smile when after a picture was taken of everyone at Joel's house; they just scanned over it while Chris talked about being a community and what it means to be neighborly.

This show really taught me a lot, too. I learned of Shittake mushrooms, good French wines, Ingmar Bergman, tribal customs and stories, and clarified butter. I began watching this show in my mid-twenties when it was aired on A&E. I was just discovering the world around me and became a major influence on how I think and act now. I never knew a show that did as much research on things as this. They dig out obscure information that is true. They writers really did their homework and delivered with results. I wish there could be more creative writing in an era where reality shows and asinine sitcoms dominate the airwaves.

If you get the chance, do yourself a favor. Watch NX, and do it from the beginning. You'll be treated to hours of enjoyment. Especially Chris Steven's diatribes, which gave you moments of reflection. I have every episode on tape and watch it over and over. Everyone I've turned on to this show ends up loving it. One person even dreamt (in their sleep) about being there from time to time. I have shared that same experience. It usually comes when I haven't watched it in a while. I guess you can say I get withdrawal symptoms. Northern Exposure is addicting. A kind of drug I love being addicted to.

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