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Northern Exposure - The Complete Fifth Season
Northern Exposure - The Complete Fifth Season
Actors: William J. White, John Corbett (not Cullum) as Chris
Directors: Joe Napolitano, Randall Miller, Matt Nodella
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television
NR     2006     18hr 15min

After failing to read the fine print on his scholarship requirements, a young New Yorker is sent to the remote and eccentric town of Cicely, Alaska after he graduates medical school. — Item Type: DVD Movie — Item Rating: NR...  more »


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Actors: William J. White, John Corbett (not Cullum) as Chris
Directors: Joe Napolitano, Randall Miller, Matt Nodella
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Drama, Comedy, Drama
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 11/14/2006
Original Release Date: 07/12/1990
Theatrical Release Date: 07/12/1990
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 18hr 15min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 5
SwapaDVD Credits: 5
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 30
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Jesse DeBear | 08/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)


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.
First aired Monday, Nov 15 1993

9.)A Cup of Joe (episode 77712)
A terrible secret threatens Holling and Ruth-Anne's friendship; aspiring pilot Chris is anxious over the written exam.
First aired Monday, Nov 22 1993

10.) First Snow (episode 77709)
The town prepares for winter; a healthy 80-year-old patient tells Joel she is dying.
First aired Monday, Dec 13 1993

11.) Baby Blues (episode 77710)
Depressed Shelly flees her baby shower; a Hollywood agent wants Ed to change his script; Chris seeks his feminine side.
First aired Monday, Jan 3 1994

12.)Mr. Sandman (episode 77706)
The aurora borealis causes residents to swap dreams, exposing secrets.
First aired Monday, Jan 10 1994

13.) Mite Makes Right (episode 77715)
A musician stalks Maurice, who mulls buying a violin as an investment; Maggie is obsessed with dust mites.
First aired Monday, Jan 17 1994

14.)A Bolt From the Blue (episode 77713)
Joel tries to talk down a terminated ranger from his fire tower; Adam ruins Maurice's President's Day fireworks display.
First aired Monday, Jan 24 1994

15.)Hello, I Love You (episode 77714)
On the day she is to give birth, Shelly sees her child in the future; their relationship frustrates Joel and Maggie.
First aired Monday, Jan 31 1994

16.)Northern Hospitality (episode 77716)
Friends think Joel is a freeloader, so he throws a dinner party; Chris revises his play list after a song he played drove a listener crazy.
First aired Monday, Feb 28 1994

17.) Una Volta in L'Inverno (episode 77718)
Joel and Maggie wait out a storm in a secluded cabin, then Ed shows up; Shelly helps Ruth-Anne study Italian.
First aired Monday, Mar 7 1994

18.) Fish Story (episode 77722)
While fishing, Joel hooks a fabled sea monster; customer demands drive Ruth-Anne to steal Chris' motorcycle; Maurice ridicules Holling's painting.
First aired Monday, Mar 14 1994

19.)The Gift of the Maggie (episode 77717)
Joel feels professionally isolated, so Maggie flies in another doctor; Maurice stays with Holling and clan after his furnace explodes.
First aired Monday, Mar 28 1994

20.) A Wing and a Prayer (episode 77720)
Maggie hires Maurice to help her build an ultra light, then fires him when he gets bossy; Ed betrays Ruth-Anne's confidence.
First aired Monday, Apr 11 1994

21.) I Feel the Earth Move (episode 77721)
Maggie thinks Joel's kindness is making her ill; Maurice tries to duck Ron and Erick's wedding; Holling is the caterer; guest Joyce Van Patten.
First aired Monday, May 2 1994

22.) Grand Prix (episode 77723)
Maurice organizes a wheelchair race; Ed helps a contestant; Ted tries to impress Marilyn with a rich client.
First aired Monday, May 9 1994

23.)Blood Ties (episode 77725)
Maurice turns a local blood drive into a competition; a surviving boyfriend visits Maggie.
First aired Monday, May 16 1994

24.)Lovers and Madmen (episode 77724)
Maurice sneaks a violinist out of a sanitarium to help him woo Semanski; Joel is surprised he is the only one awestruck by his discovery of a frozen mammoth.
First aired Monday, May 23 1994"
One of my favorite seasons
Blue Beanie Fan | Orange County, CA | 10/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I know that many will disagree with me, but there are several episodes in this 5th season that I rank among my favorites. I am not one of those NE snobs that thinks everything went downhill after Season 2. I think the writing got stronger and funnier and the characters were given background and depth.

While "The Big Feast" from Season 4 is my all-time favorite episode, "Una Volta in L'Inverno" (Walt's light visor addiction), "Three Doctors" (Joel gets glacier dropsy), "A River Doesn't Run Through It" (Maurice snookered in a land deal), Adam shooting a crossbow at Italina black-ops fireworks operators, the introduction of Cal the Violinist, and Holling trying to low-bid Eric and Ron's wedding make this season truly special. I know that at this point of its story arc some will say that Northern Exposure had jumped the shark and was a cariacature of its former glory...duly noted. But I really enjoyed the portrayals of my familiar characters in situations that clearly the writers had to stretch a little to dream up. These later episodes lacked the emotional and intellectual depth of the earlier stuff, but I found seasons 4,5, and yes, even 6, the most entertaining of the series."
A Great Season From A Great Program
Richard Reynolds | Desert Hot Springs, CA USA | 12/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I think season five of NX is not only the best season yet, but it is better than the previous four combined. In this season, the show has matured and we get to see the characters develop as each one faces difficult challenges. I also noticed that they are finding new ways of showcasing specific talents. We have already heard the pipes of Holling and Shelly, but we had no idea that Marilyn could be such a stirring story teller, or that Walt could be so funny. That's always what the show has been about, but this season seems better thought out. There is a clear trajectory in the story.

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."
The best TV show in the history of TV
New Orb Order | South Africa | 11/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you like to watch something that will actually positively influence your life, you normally would prefer to watch a feature film that plays off for two hours. You walk out and feel a sense of, for lack of a better word "enlightment". With NX it was like that every week. The advantage of owning it on DVD is you can watch an episode that relates to your situation that day. There are not any show nor was there during the past 11 years (last season 1995) that has this quality. I'm not kidding if I say, we've been watching season after season again and again.

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.