Northern Exposure: Season 1 (1990)


Season 1
Northern Exposure

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Air date: Jul 12, 1990
Air date: Jul 19, 1990
Air date: Jul 26, 1990
Air date: Aug 2, 1990
Air date: Aug 9, 1990
Air date: Aug 16, 1990
Air date: Aug 23, 1990
Air date: Aug 30, 1990

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It's a simple setup: how woefully out-of-place this over-amped self-absorbed guy is in a rural setting. But the series is stocked with good actors playing vivid characters in a realistic environment.

Sep 17, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Morrow could not be better as Fleischman, a devotee of the great indoors now roughing it in the Great Northwest, his eyes holding a hint of terror as he beds down in his cabin each night grasping a golf club to fight off rats.

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But what made Northern Exposure exceptional then and now was the way it defied genre.

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But what makes Northern Exposure so special is that despite showing these characters dealing with emotions they struggle to understand themselves, it does not take their concerns seriously.

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It has been somewhat forgotten since, which is a pity, because its pleasures, while gently unassuming, are considerable.

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But, like Joel, a good many viewers may discover that the characters kind of grow on you. A first-rate cast makes it all the more easy. As Ed says to Joel about the gamey mooseburgers, you'll get used to it.

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