Northern Exposure was a quirky and in many ways groundbreaking series. It also launched the career of Rob Morrow as well as showcasing some unusual actors which may have not had homes on more traditional series. A network tv "first" same sex marriage episode made its mark on tv history. Northern Exposure was a little too "off the beaten path" to have stayed on the air any longer than it did. There were many non-traditional storylines, such as Holling being involved with & marrying such a young girl. Chris, the town's dj/philosopher, certainly broke his share of hearts as well as making everyone look at things from a different perspective.