NX 1.0 As Fresh as Northern Exposure: Introduction

Published: May 22 2020

Welcome — Podcast and book series — 110 episodes and chapters — American TV series created by Joshua Brand and John Falsey — Six seasons from 1990 to 1995 — The Blu-ray release preserves the original music — Earlier DVD releases — Amazon — How to do justice to this series? — A tall claim, but one I believe 100% — The maturest series I know — A unique combination of what it does and what it doesn't do — Dispelling cobwebs — Opening my balcony door and stepping out into the summer evening balminess here in Finland — Green leaves, blue skies, and sunshine — Fresh air — Clean, pure, cold water — Lakeside — Running in beautiful nature — Sitting around a smoking campfire — Together with friends in a warm bus driving down dark night-time roads — Not an academic dissection — Storytelling — Screenwriting — Music — Food and drink — Nature — Literature — Art — Comedy — Humour — Drama — Theatre — Crafts — Health — Illness — A complete musical education — Every genre — Moosechick Notes (2001 to the present) — Metta Spencer: Two Aspirins and a Comedy: How Television Can Enhance Health and Society (2006) — Starting with the pilot episode — Eight episodes in season 1 — My other podcast series What Now with Simo — This will be collected in book form — Editorial approach — What is the story of Northern Exposure? — The nature of summaries — Reverse-engineering the stories — Our entrance into this world — Broadening out — Community — Starts with one and becomes the story of many — What happens then — A comedy and a drama — Elements that were soon dispensed with — A fresh brew — The main character we start with — Young, fresh, curious energy — Enough characters already painted in the colour of cynicism — The rainbow called darkness — Fresh forest — Plunges into cold lakes — Better to have said too much than too little — Welcome along