Jump to content
SilverStormm

Northern Exposure

Recommended Posts

A place to discuss particular episodes, arcs and moments from the show's run. Please remember this isn't a complete catch-all topic -- check out the forum for character topics and other places for show-related talk.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

My Christmas wish is to have Netflix or Amazon pick up Northern Exposure so I can rewatch the entire delightful run.  Well, maybe not the whole thing - I didn't watch for long after Joel left.

  • Like 12

Share this post


Link to post
7 minutes ago, Kohola3 said:

My Christmas wish is to have Netflix or Amazon pick up Northern Exposure so I can rewatch the entire delightful run.  Well, maybe not the whole thing - I didn't watch for long after Joel left.

My Xmas wish is to have my dead VCR resurrected so I can rewatch my old NE tapes (since I can't afford Netflix or Amazon).

And I didn't watch the creepy replacement doc episodes, either!  ;-)

But back when I had a working VCR and a living Mum, she'd visit and we'd binge-watch NE as our Xmas tradition.

 I miss my favorite show to this day!  Miss my old Mum, too.   :-(

  • Like 10

Share this post


Link to post

So, this is about the original - for a moment I thought there was a remake and felt a bit woozy *phew* I loved this show so much (and its distant cousin Due South). 

I also dropped out when Joel left.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
3 minutes ago, MissLucas said:

So, this is about the original - for a moment I thought there was a remake and felt a bit woozy *phew* I loved this show so much (and its distant cousin Due South). 

I also dropped out when Joel left.

There has been talk about bringing it back.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post

yes, I've seen Joel talking about it on twitter, he's lobbying for original cast.  I think I have 2 seasons on dvd, it came with an orange parka.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
4 minutes ago, RandomWatcher said:

There has been talk about bringing it back.

You mean a reboot of the series?  I hadn't heard that.  Are they all still alive?  Not to be flip but Holling wasn't a youngster back then.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
1 minute ago, RandomWatcher said:

There has been talk about bringing it back.

Sacre bleu.

Nothing will do but the original.

I visited Roslyn, Washington and walked in their footsteps.  Breakfasted at the Roslyn Cafe.  Drank at the Brick.  Kissed the windowpane of the Chris in the Morning radio show.  And did some other embarrassing shit, but was not arrested.

The Northern Lights were on full display during my night drive over there.  Only time I ever saw them.  Magical.

  • Like 9

Share this post


Link to post
3 hours ago, chitowngirl said:

John Cullum is 88 and still acting!

Well, dang, good for him!  I guess I shouldn't be surprised, Betty White is well into her 90's.  I hope I have as much energy at that age if I am lucky enough to make it that long.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post

Read about the reboot loved the original. Went to Roslyn while the show was in production and still have a Northern Exposure Calendar. Count me in for a reboot. 

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
1 hour ago, MissLucas said:

Well, it worked for Will and Grace and Murphy Brown.

Did it?  Murphy Brown was recently canceled.

On 12/18/2018 at 12:36 PM, nachomama said:

Yes, John Cullum has "died" on every show and but still kicking. Much like Ruth Ann and Mrs. Landingham from the West Wing

The actress who played Ruth Ann died in 2002.

IMO, they should leave the show alone.   All the reboots -- Murphy Brown, Will and Grace, Roseanne -- suffer from "that was then, this is now" syndrome, and the "now" is just kinda "meh."

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
18 minutes ago, millennium said:

Did it?  Murphy Brown was recently canceled.

On 12/18/2018 at 12:36 PM, nachomama said:

No, it wasn't.  There was a rumor but there was no actual cancellation.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Murphy Brown has not been cancelled. There’s been no word on a renewal or not yet. They are finishing up their original 13 episode run.

21 minutes ago, millennium said:

Did it?  Murphy Brown was recently canceled.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Dang! Is there a conspiracy to keep Jake McDorman off my screen??? Anyhow I had just read that CB got a Golden Globe nomination and so I assumed things were fine and dandy. Looks like they aren't although the cancellation is not official.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
On 12/18/2018 at 9:51 AM, Kohola3 said:

Not to be flip but Holling wasn't a youngster back then.

That was part of Holling's schtick though.  His male ancestors all lived to be well north of 100 and he was worried that he was still young enough that he might end up outliving Shelly.

It does sound like most of the cast is onboard for a revival.  I'm curious to see what they'd do with it because as much as I loved the show, it's hard to picture that kind of early '90s whimsy playing now.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
2 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

I'll be in if they can get dreamy John Corbett back as Chris. And Darren Burrows as Ed would be a lovely bonus.

He lost me when he did Lifetime movies and went bald.

I have yet to experience hard as ruby nipples, but Holling must've had a thing going on.

Share this post


Link to post
2 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

I'll be in if they can get dreamy John Corbett back as Chris. And Darren Burrows as Ed would be a lovely bonus.

According to the article linked above, John Corbett is a producer of the proposed reboot, so I would think he’s in as Chris.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
2 hours ago, LegalParrot81 said:

Read a statement last week from Janine Turner that she had been told she won't be part of the reboot.  How can you have Joel and no Maggie?

No Maggie?  I'm out.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
8 hours ago, lookeyloo said:

What?  And she was in the clip with the cast members talking about the reboot!  Not Fair!!

She can't even cry over it because her eyes don't produce enough tears.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post

I have the entire series of Northern Exposure on DVD and I have watched it from start to finish a few times. However, I have watched season 1 to the end of season 5 many times as I didn't really like season 6 much. 

I have also heard that Janine Turner won't be in the possible reboot. I also heard that in this possible reboot, Joel returns to Cicely for the funeral of an old friend. At first I thought that would definitely be Ruth Ann because the actress, Peg Philips has already passed away. Then again, maybe Maggie has passed away? Its possible that Ruth Ann has just moved away from Cicely although she was no spring chicken way back then either. Whatever they decide to do, I hope Janine Turner is in it. I agree, how can there be Joel with no Maggie??

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

I would so watch this reboot, I was a big NE fan. Even if only some of the cast comes back, with Brand and Falsey back I think it could be quite good. Definitely bring back Ed, I always loved the quirkiness of his character.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Every time I think of this show, I always think first of the episodes Bill Irwin was in, as the Flying Man. I've admired him for a long time (first saw him in Robin Williams's Popeye). I'd love to see that mini-arc again. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

I gave the series a chance after Joel left (didn't like it much).  If Maggie isn't in a reboot, I'd be disappointed but still watch a few episodes. 

I loved Northern Exposure.  One of my favorite memories is hearing my dad chuckling in the first episode when Holling shot at ducks/geese while taking Joel for a talk in his row boat.  

Share this post


Link to post

If there is a reboot I do hope they bring back Adam and Eve.  Loved that story line especially when it was revealed that Eve was a bazillionaire.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
17 hours ago, Kohola3 said:

If there is a reboot I do hope they bring back Adam and Eve.  Loved that story line especially when it was revealed that Eve was a bazillionaire.

Loved Adam's surly yet caring attitude, nailed by adam arkin.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

MARILYN! I WANT THEM TO BRING BACK MARILYN.

I always thought she was underutilized, but I loved her every time she was there.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
15 hours ago, possibilities said:

I always thought she was underutilized, but I loved her every time she was there.

I thought she was wonderful and I would have loved more personal stories about her.  Maybe that's why I loved the episode with the romance between her and the Flying Man so much.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

I use to see Marilyn hanging out around Redmond, WA for several years after NX was cancelled.    I wonder if they will ask back all of us who were stand ins and extras?  It was really like a big family, and a lot of fun.  I am surprised that Joel wants to bring it back since his leaving kind of gave the show the kiss of death.  

Edited by Pine
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Check your local nearby city library.  If Knoxville Tennessee has all the DVD's of Northern Exposure in their holdings (and they do), other libraries will also. (We binge watched them two summers ago.)

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×