Men in Trees (2006–2008)
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En route to a book signing in Alaska, a relationship coach finds out her fiancée's been cheating on her with a friend, causing her to question all her beliefs and teachings.


James Mangold


Jenny Bicks (creator), Jenny Bicks




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Heche ... Marin Frist
Abraham Benrubi ... Ben Jackson
Emily Bergl ... Annie O'Donnell
Seana Kofoed ... Jane Burns
Suleka Mathew ... Sara Jackson
Derek Richardson ... Patrick Bachelor
Sarah Strange ... Theresa Thomasson
James Tupper ... Jack Slattery
John Amos ... Buzz Washington
Claudette Mink ... Kiki
Tobias Slezak Tobias Slezak ... Graham
Timothy Webber ... Jerome
Françoise Yip ... Alice K
Mar Andersons ... Dave
John Boncore John Boncore ... Old Tlingit Man


Marin Frist has it all: a successful career as a lecturer and author about relationships, and an upcoming marriage to her dream man. Booked for a lecture (inexplicably) in the small town of Elmo, Alaska, Marin discovers her fiancé Graham is having an affair. This knowledge throws her into a quandary when she arrives in the remote Alaskan town populated mostly by men (some of whom trim trees and put out a warning sign to alert people below). Written by Ron Kerrigan <>

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Marin has run-ins with a skunk and a raccoon. Alaska has no skunks or raccoons. Jack explains the skunk as an aberration but the raccoon doesn't phase him. See more »

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Quirky, well written and engaging
16 September 2006 | by davidmorrison-1See all my reviews

Didn't expect to like this but will probably be back. This Ally McBeal meets Northern Exposure. Best line from pilot, when discussing the male-female ratio in Alasks, from the woman's point of view, "the odds are good but the goods are odd."

The show is akin to Ally McBeal in the lead, semi-waif-like diaphanous lead character who is going through a tough spot in her life and is thrown into a world of odd and somewhat prickly other personalities. It's those personalities and their prickliness which helps advance the show's Northern Exposure feel, along with the somewhat off-beat and odd behavior of some of the wildlife.

But where the show is either better written or better performed than McBeal is that I never had the feeling that Heche's character's quirkiness was forced or created for sort of flowed from the sort of woman she portrays and the circumstances in which she finds herself. Men In Trees will probably be open to criticism in that its got a definitely "feel good" edge which can border on the overly cute and I expect could get to be cloying even for a viewer like me who generally has a high tolerance for saccharine.

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12 September 2006 (USA) See more »

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