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Northern Exposure - The Complete Fifth Season
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1.) Three Doctors (episode 77704)
Joel contracts Alaskan flu; Ed wakes up in strange places; Shelly loses her singing voice.
First aired Monday, Sep 20 1993
2.) The Mystery of the Old Curio Shop (episode 77705)
Maggie probes odd behavior by an antique store's owners; signs of aging disturb Maurice; Joel investigates Jewish influence on American Indian language.
First aired Monday, Sep 27 1993
3.) Jaws of Life (episode 77707)
The mobile dentist's annual visit creates anxiety; a wax sculpture of Maurice is too authentic.
First aired Monday, Oct 4 1993
4.)Altered Egos (episode 77702)
Bernard's new love cohabited with Chris; Marilyn screens dates by their medical history; Joel fears the loss of his New York edge.
First aired Monday, Oct 11 1993
5.)A River Doesn't Run Through It (episode 77708)
Maurice tries to outsmart a wealthy American Indian in a land deal; Maggie is asked to be homecoming queen.
First aired Monday, Oct 25 1993
6.)Birds of a Feather (episode 77701)
Joel's visiting parents adapt easily to Cicely; Holling's disdain for sports causes Shelly concern over their baby's athletic future.
First aired Monday, Nov 1 1993
7.)Rosebud (episode 77703)
Ed faces a career impasse while organizing the Cicely Film Festival; Joel makes excuses for not joining the volunteer fire department; guest Peter Bogdanovich.
First aired Monday, Nov 8 1993
8.)Heal Thyself (episode 77711)
A demon makes Ed doubt his future as a shaman; Holling's jokes during Lamaze class infuriate Shelly; Maggie misses the laundromat.Read more ›
As always, the writing is just brilliant, delivering some of the best dialogue ever written for television. I just finished the final episode last night and now I want to watch the whole thing from season one over again. I forgot just how much I missed it.
I must be honest, though. I have a personal bias. The second episode of Disc 5 is about a wheelchair race. There are people using wheelchairs everywhere. Being a wheelchair user who is so sick of able bodied actors playing the disabled, I truly appreciated this.
If you were ever a fan of the show, I highly reccomend this. If not, well, it could be a bit of an acquired taste. I think it was the most brilliant program ever aired.
where's all the good music that originally aired in the show ?????
the music helped 'make' this series... (i think season 1 & 2 have most of all the original tunes)...
so why didn't they use the original music on these dvds ?
did they not get the permission to use all those great songs on these new discs ???
doesn't make sense to me at all...
VERY disappointing, indeed.
This season was amazing, already watched it 2ice since its been released. Its sad that it will end one day and then I wouldn't know how to watch normal TV again.
I do know however its not everyone's cup of tea. If you like Texas ranger then dont bother trying. If you're a more conservative viewer, some of the views on the series might offend you. But anyone with an open mind will regard Northern Exposure as a piece of holy grail.
Some people take longer too get hooked, but once you're in NX will change your life.
The beauty of NX is that it is timeless.
The question is why arent there more intelectually stimulating programs on TV, the only one that I would say is in the league intellectually is probably "Lost" but its a different genre.
As for the show itself, this was the season that was going to determine the future of the series. For me, the early part of the season lacked that certain something in the stories that were such a hit in the previous seasons. There is a change in the writing and lack of good stories in the early season. I still enjoy them but that extra 'perkiness' is absent. Mid season sees three religion influence episodes come in and the latter part of the season returns to the fully entertaining aspects that was the cast and setting. We are introduced to recurring characters like Cal the violinist and locales like Walt Kupfer, Hayden Keys, Adam, and Office Semansky begin taking larger recurring roles (especially Walt, he figures prominantly into season 5). Changes are made to the regulars, including Ed from film afficianado into shaman, the arrival of Holling and Shelly's baby, and the officially dating of Joel and Maggie. A bit of a minor annoyance is the episodes are aired out of sequence of when they were filmed.Read more ›
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Packaging was great. Product received without any issues. Don't think I should rate the show. I enjoyed this series and have watched it 3 or 4 times. But it is a TV Series. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gordon F. Rayner
Season 5 is one of the greatest. The characters are here and the charm that makes this show what it is shines right on through.Published 1 month ago by Mark Barry
Was a birthday present- Love this show! Was glad to find it!Published 2 months ago by Bridget M. Denson
Northern Exposure was one of the all time comedy/drama greats. Season 5 shows how the actors have become comfortable with their characters and perform so good you think they are... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Peggy Berger
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