Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Season 1

DVD - 2012
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The plight of the NY-bred Joel Fleischman, a medical intern forced to repay his scholarship by serving for four years as a doctor in the remote town of Cicely, Alaska, a tiny village filled with odd inhabitants and even stranger happenings. This title has been Repackaged
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios, [2012]
Branch Call Number: DVD Northern s.1
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (383 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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dupree905
Feb 05, 2017

The Tv channels use to bury this gem so I have only seen handfuls of episodes from the last few seasons. Great series and well in front of other Tv shows of the era.

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 12, 2016

What happens when you're truly stuck in a town you're dying to leave? A young doctor who took an Alaskan scholarship is fresh out of med school and has to repay his debts by practicing for four years in the city that sponsored him. However, with an overabundance of doctors in Anchorage, he is sent instead to the picturesque village of Cicily on the so-called "Alaskan Riviera". However, things aren't as they seem. When Dr. Joel Fleischman arrives, it's not long before he's desperate to leave, but it seems impossible to cut through the red tape and return to his native New York. This short and sweet debut season was a network midseason replacement, which explains its brevity, but it doesn't make it any less impactful. The beauty of NORTHERN EXPOSURE is that Joel is a fish out of icy water. The position he's in isn't comfy because of the quirky denizens: Maggie, the self-sufficient bush pilot who constantly challenges Joel's arrogance; Maurice, the former astronaut who owns most of the town; Chris, the ex-convict DJ who bathes in the lake and speaks his mind on-air; Ed, a half-Native film buff who becomes an instant friend of Joel's, whether he likes it or not; Marilyn, Joel's receptionist who doesn't believe in appointment books and uses her words sparingly; Holling and Shelley, happily unmarried Canadian bar owners with a major age gap; and Ruth-Anne, the old biddie who runs the general store and library with gusto. These characters are so well formed and interesting that they feel real. That probably explains the load of awards NORTHERN EXPOSURE netted in their first few seasons. Dealing equally with big ideas like self-reliance and legacy and smaller situations like hunting a bear or running a radio show, I thoroughly enjoyed the eight episodes that constitute season one and eagerly anticipate more. For being such an innovative comedy, I'd easily recommend NORTHERN EXPOSURE.

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kjerstis
Oct 14, 2015

Northern exposure is an awesome show. I really like it an d I am on the second season now. I am watching it with my grandkids and they love it just as much.So if your checking this show out on the website and your unsure of whether to put a hold on it or not,PUT A HOLD ON IT!

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 12, 2016

"Well, you know, the way I see it, if you're here for four more years or four more weeks, you're here right now, you know, and I think when you're somewhere, you ought to be there, and because it's not about how long you stay in a place -- it's about what you do while you're there. And when you go, is that place any better for you having been there?"

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