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Northern Exposure

Season 1

1.1 - Pilot episode
The basis for the series: Joel's journey to and eventual displacement within the mighty state of Alaska. All the initial gears and cogs and bolts and belts of the series are set spinning in this first episode as characterizations are strongly, cleanly and cleverly introduced. Maggie and Joel's instantaneous hostility is hilariously apparent, while the tension between Joel, the hired doctor, and Maurice, the rich boss, is also established. Joel's overwhelming disgust for his surroundings and intense desire to leave is unmistakable, and, well, hilarious. The new doctor's desire to leave is encapsulated in a nearly spasmodic seven-mile run into town. Yet the humor is tempered by compassion as the new physician gives up his frustration (albeit temporarily) to treat and counsel patients. Another of the shows most basic storylines, the love triangle of Maurice and Holling and Shelley, is well established. It's almost as if this betrayal between friends and lovers is as fundamental to the show as the good doctor's despair and fascination with his surroundings. The best part is the beginning of our beloved Northern Exposure.
by Kathianne
Review 2
It was great to see the pilot after viewing so many of the later episodes. I'd never been sure how Joel or Maurice actually got to Cicely or how Marilyn came to work for Joel. Seeing a short-haired Ed, a grizzled Holling, and a very, very angry Joel made me realize once again how these characters grow on you. To see a virile Maurice leap from the rooftop when Joel first drove up or to hear Ruth Ann ask "What's a bagel?" to the cocky NYC Joel was worth the wait. No wonder this series caught so many viewers the first time around. This is a wonderful episode. From all the little quirks and flashes of personality, I couldn't stop laughing.
by Andy Noodles
Episode titles for rest of series:
1.2 - Brains, Know-How and Native Intelligence
1.3 - Soapy Sanderson
1.4 - Dreams, Schemes and Putting Greens
1.5 - Russian Flu
1.6 - Sex, Lies, and Ed's Tape
1.7 - A Kodiak Moment
1.8 - Aurora Borealis

Season 2

2.1 - Goodbye To All That
2.2 - The Big Kiss
2.3 - All Is Vanity
2.4 - What I Did For Love
2.5 - Spring Break
2.6 - War And Peace
2.7 - Slow Dance

Season 3

3.1 - The Bumpy Road To Love
3.2 - Only You
3.3 - Oy, Wilderness
3.4 - Animals R Us
3.5 - Jules et Joel
3.6 - The Body In Question
3.7 - Roots
3.8 - A-Hunting We Will Go
3.9 - Get Real
3.10 - Seoul Mates
3.11 - Dateline: Cicely
3.12 - Our Tribe
3.13 - Things Become Extinct
3.14 - Burning Down The House
3.15 - Democracy In America
3.16 - The Three Amigos
3.17 - Lost And Found
3.18 - My Mother, My Sister
3.19 - Wake-Up Call
3.20 - The Final Frontier
3.21 - It Happened In Juneau
3.22 - Our Wedding
3.23 - Cicely

Season 4

4.1 - Northwest Passages
4.2 - Midnight Sun
4.3 - Nothing's Perfect
4.4 - Heroes
4.5 - Blowing Bubbles
4.6 - On Your Own
4.7 - The Bad Seed
4.8 - Thanksgiving
4.9 - Do The Right Thing
4.10 - Crime and Punishment
4.11 - Survival of the Species
4.12 - Revelations
4.13 - Duets
4.14 - Grosse Pointe 48230
4.15 - Learning Curve
4.16 - Ill Wind
4.17 - Love's Labour Mislaid
4.18 - Northern Lights
4.19 - Family Feud
4.20 - Homesick
4.21 - The Big Feast
4.22 - Kaddish for Uncle Manny
4.23 - Mud And Blood
4.24 - Sleeping With The Enemy
4.25 - Old Tree

Season 5

5.1 - Three Doctors
5.2 - The Mystery of the Old Curio Shop
5.3 - Jaws of Life
5.4 - Altered Egos
5.5 - A River Doesn't Run Through It
5.6 - Birds of a Feather
5.7 - Rosebud
5.8 - Heal Thyself
5.9 - Cup of Joe
5.10 - First Snow
5.11 - Baby Blues
5.12 - Mr. Sandman
5.13 - Mite Makes Right
5.14 - Bolt From the Blue
5.15 - Hello, I Love You
5.16 - Northern Hospitality
5.17 - Una Volta in L'Inverno
5.18 - Fish Story
5.19 - The Gift of the Maggie
5.20 - A Wing and a Prayer
5.21 - I Feel the Earth Move
5.22 - Gran Prix
5.23 - Blood Ties
5.24 - Lovers and Madmen

Season 6

6.1 - Dinner at 7:30
6.2 - Eye of the Beholder
6.3 - Shofar, So Good
6.4 - The Letter
6.5 - The Robe
6.6 - Zarya
6.7 - Full Upright Position
6.8 - Up River
6.9 - Sons of the Tundra
6.10 - Realpolitik
6.11 - The Big Mushroom
6.12 - Mi Casa, Su Casa
6.13 - Horns
6.14 - The Mommy's Curse
6.15 - The Quest
6.16 - Lucky People
6.17 - The Graduate
6.18 - Little Italy
6.19 - Balls
6.20 - Bus Stop
6.21 - Ursa Minor
6.22 - Let's Dance
6.23 - Tranquility Base (final episode of series)

Northern Exposure is no longer available on video or on DVD, but may be soon.

Click here for a list of videotapes and DVDs available starring Rob Morrow or actress Janine Turner, including a list of any Northern Exposure episodes which are currently available on tape or DVD

Northern Exposure has moved from A&E to the Hallmark Channel (previously Odyssey) and should not be confused with the even wierder Twin Peaks (firewalk with me)

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