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Northern Exposure: Season Three [6 Discs] [DVD]

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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

    Synopsis


    After what amounted to a brace of "trial runs," the quirky seriocomic series Northern Exposure entered its third year on CBS with a full season's worth of episodes -- more than enough to thoroughly explore the mystical eccentricities of the citizens of Cicely, AK, and the constant bafflement of the town's premier "outsider," New York-bred doctor Joel Fleischman (Rob Morrow). As season three begins, local mail pilot Maggie O'Connell (Janine Turner) is struggling to overcome the demise of her boyfriend Rick Pederson, the most recent victim of "Maggie's curse," whereby all of Ms. O'Connell's beaux meet bizarre and perversely amusing deaths. Elsewhere, Joel is kidnapped by mercurial hermit Adam (Adam Arkin) and his hypochondriac live-in girlfriend, Eve (Valerie Mahaffey) -- a crime that the rest of Cicely seems willing to overlook, inasmuch as Adam is a brilliant gourmet chef (later in the season, Adam and Eve are wed, and their nonplussed former "victim" Joel is among the guests). Also, Joel's taciturn Eskimo receptionist, Marilyn (Elaine Miles), falls in love with a traveling carnival mime (Bill Erwin), in an episode built around the talents of the amazing Cirque du Soleil troupe; Joel's now-widowed former fiancée (Jessica Lundy) pays a memorable visit; Maggie's slightly addled mom (Bibi Besch) drops in on her daughter -- and promptly burns down her house; and Bernard Stevens (Richard Cummings Jr.), enigmatic "doppelganger" of local radio DJ Chris Danforth (John Corbett), unexpectedly returns. Among the season's best episodes are "Jules et Joel," with Rob Morrow in a dual role; the multiple Emmy winner "Cicely," with virtually everyone in the cast playing their 1909 counterparts (who'd a thunk that Joel Fleischman might have been Frank Kafka in a previous life?); and the unforgettable "The Body in Question," in which the town gets all worked up over the discovery of an 18th century Frenchman whose corpse has been encased in ice for two centuries (yes, this is the "Frozen Pierre" story...remember?). ~ Hal Erickson

    Cast & Crew


    • Rob Morrow - Dr. Joel Fleichman
    • Janine Turner - Maggie O'Connell
    • Barry Corbin - Maurice Minnifield
    • John Cullum - Holling Vincoeur
    • Darren E. Burrows - Ed Chigliak




    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best season of a Great show

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      Moviewolf

      Season Three of Northern Exposure is really where the show really came into it's own. This is probably one fo the best seasons. They explored some really interesting themes and they even provided more information about the setting. All in all, well worth the movie. You will be entertained and inspired.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great TV from the past

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      BHSteacher
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      Season three of Northern Exposure is wonderful. Just as were seasons one and two ... it takes me back to my roots as I lived in a small town just like Cicely, AK. Janine Turner was the real star in the series for me and nice to watch. Enjoy watching the show again and sharing it with my family.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Funny and different.

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      Merna
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      Loved this show when it was on Tv. Had wanted to buy the series. Now I have. Love it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      great stories and humor

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      jimmy
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      I like the northern exposure dvds because the humor and comedy in them. They keep me laughing for days after

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      great show to watch

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      Beckkie
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      It was a great show when it was on tv. It's great to be able to watch it anytime I want.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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