Northern Exposure

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Northern Exposure
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Dr. Joel Fleischman (Rob Morrow) graduated from Columbia University medical school where he attended thanks to a scholarship from the state of Alaska. Though he was slated to work in Anchorage, instead he gets assigned to be the General Practitioner the tiny Alaskan town, Cicely, to pay for his education. The location is remote, the people are weird and quirky, and Joel wants to return to New York. The show thrived on the "will they or won't they" dynamic between Fleischman and Janine Turner's Maggie O'Connell. First air date: July 12, 1990 Last air date: July 26, 1995 Original air time: Monday 10:00:00 pm (Eastern)
Rob Morrow

Rob Morrow

Dr. Joel Fleischman [ episodes 1 - 102 ]

Peg Phillips

Peg Phillips

Ruth-Anne Miller [ season 4+, recurring previously ]

Barry Corbin

Barry Corbin

Maurice J. Minnifield

Cynthia Geary

Cynthia Geary

Shelly Marie Tambo(-Vincoeur)

Elaine Miles

Elaine Miles

Marilyn Whirlwind [ season 2+, recurring previously ]

Teri Polo

Teri Polo

Michelle Schowdoski Capra [ episode 103+, recurring from episode 96 ]

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Why treat Rob Morrow with such disrespect here on this page?

    1.0
    He is not even listed on the first page of the actors in the series on this page.
  • Which episode Ed becomes a writer (at end of episode)

    10
    Anyone recall which episode it was that Ed becomes a writer (at end of episode) by sitting down to writer, basically just declaring that that's what he wanted to do and was going to do it?



    Cannot remember episode title or season.

  • Probably my favorite show of all time

    10
    Everything about this show is great. You absolutely fall in love with the characters. Truly, by the end of the 1st or second season you'll feel like you're part of the community. It's a little corny and dramatic, but also very funny, intelligent, and insightful. Not to mention it's visually stimulating as hell. It dissects real world problems that we face, both personally and as a society, in surreal ways, and wraps it up all nicely at the end of every episode.



    I swear, when I was all done with the last season I almost cried. I probably would have if I were a woman, just because then it would be acceptable. Honestly I think I did tear up a bit when a fairly significant character left the cast. But in all seriousness, I truly believe that this may be one of the best shows of all time. You will not regret watching this show unless you have no heart and no mind. Pass this one on to friends as well. TV does not get any better than Northern Exposure.



    A warning though, you will get addicted to this show, and you will feel heartbreak when it's all over. But like they say, it's better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.moreless
  • strange characters, quirky storylines, and weird happenings out in Alaska

    8.0
    When Northern Exposure first appeared on television it seemed very new and fresh, with some memorable characters who became more real and more interesting through the first few seasons, put in situations which realistically couldn't happen - but did in Cicely! From the moment New York doc Joel takes up the offer of a post in darkest Alaska you know odd things are going to happen. There are fun episodes, sad ones, thoughtful ones, and the whole series buzzed with originality. Yes the last two series were weaker and losing steam, but the original three series were full of pep and pizazz and the whole series is well worth a look. One of my favourite comedy series, memorable, colourful, and fun.moreless
  • This show...what can I say...

    9.5
    This was my favorite show growing up a...ahem...young lady in the early '90s. I loved LOVED LOVED Rob Morrow!!! Wonderfully written, charming, funny, sometimes sad but always entertaining. But then...Rob Morrow had to leave because of contract disputes and the show went downhill fast. They tried to replace him, but it was never ever going to be the same without him.



    Janine Turner--what a beautiful woman. I watched her on there, with her short hair, thinking "could I ever be as stunning as she was (is)?" Well, of course the answer is no.



    All the other characters had their charming ways--but give me Joel Fleishman any day!moreless
  • TV.COM'S 12 DAYS OF HOLIDAY VIDEOS

    Classic Holiday Clip: Northern Exposure's Northern Lights

    On the third day of our holiday video countdown, Chris the DJ prophet lights up Cicely during the darkest time of the year.

  • FANS OF THE GILMORE GIRLS ARE FULLY SATISFIED THIS WEEK AS THE COMPLETE SERIES IS RELEASED ON DVD. START SUMMONING THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT WITH SOUTH PARK'S CHRISTMAS TIME IN SOUTH PARK, OR IF YOU'RE NOT QUITE READY FOR ALL THAT HOLIDAY CHEER, LET OUT SOME OF THAT AGGRESSION WITH THE TWO MASTERS OF HORROR SELECTIONS.

    November 13, 2007 DVD Releases

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    Categories

    Comedy, Drama

    Themes

    sexual tension, outrageous situations, Medical, Love & Romance, Romantic Comedy