I don't understand why not more people appreciated this gem. It is VERY similar to Northern Exposure yes, but it was clearly different. Different people, different location. I liked this show every bit as much as NE. Maybe I'm just easier to please than others, I don't know.
To me it was just like NE, great writing, a lot of laughs, fun and interesting people, great scenery... I would love to see it again. I just hope it will ever be released on DVD/Blue Ray, it deserves that much at least. It gives me such great memories from the 90's. I saw this series on TV before I saw Northern Exposure. I think it was even aired here before NE was.