Northern Exposure

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jul 12, 1990 on CBS

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  • Joel, from Queens, comes to Alaska, thinking he will at least be in the city, but he finds they don't need him there, and he is sent to Cicely instead. He is horrified by his office, figths with Maurice, and calls Maggie a prostitute.

    This is cute. A lot of the exposition happens on the plane and the scene really feels like the late 80s, when it must have been filmed. A lot of the more important people in the series like Chris don't show up much in the pilot. If I had looked at this as a TV exec, would I have known how great it would turn out? I don't see how.

    But it is cute and interesting and it you have some interest in seeing more. I sure am glad it got a green light, even though I'm really unsure if I could see all the potential myself.