Saturday, April 14, 2007

Back to Cicely....

This week E and I received Season 1 of my second favorite television show of all time: Northern Exposure. It's fun sharing the quirky inhabitants of Cicely, Alaska, with my fifteen-year-old. She's seeing Joel and Maggie, Ed and Maurice, Shelly and Hawling for the first time while I feel as though I'm meeting up with old friends I haven't seen in quite a while. And watching the pilot episode that I'm pretty sure I missed ... priceless!

Northern Exposure was my first drop-everything-to-watch simply-can't miss-it television program. Cicely provided a break from graduate school studies, from book store drudgery, even from pregancy worries as Shelly and I were pregnant at the same time, although I didn't sing throughout my pregnancy (thankfully!).

Our local library system got us the entire season at once, which is a vast improvement over Netflix which sends only one DVD at a time. So, I guess I need to remove Season 1 from our Netflix queue, and find some other films to take its place....

It's nice to be back in Cicely; it's a place of the mind and the heart, even if it's fictional. Fictional, in my twisted mind, is almost as real as real life.

4 comments:

MaryD said...

Oh Susanne, how fun! I LOVED that show too and would love to get the series on DVD! Maybe we'll be able to get it from our library on home assignment.

Sandie said...

I agree Northern Exposure was drop everything to see TV, at least for the first few years :) I have been thinking about renting the seasons one each weekend for a while, this would be a good summer project... watch the whole run in just a few weeks.

Sentient Marrow said...

So funny that you are watching NE now. I've been thinking about it lately, too, and wanting to rent it to see it again. And, it must be fun sharing it with your daughter. I still can't believe she's already 15.

Susanne B. said...

I can't believe she's 15 either -- I can't be THAT old, can I? :)

I am also trying to adjust to seeing such a young Rob Morrow; I've been watching his current show, Numbers, once in a while, so seeing him 15+ years ago in NE takes a bit of getting used to.

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