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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:45 AM
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Who was your favorite Northern Exposure character, and why?
Since there seem to be a lot of NE fans onsite right now!

I had the hots for Maggie (Janine Turner).
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:46 AM
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1. I had the hots for Maggie, but Marilyn cracked me up the most.
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 09:47 AM by Richardo
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hadrons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:49 AM
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6. Turner screw her face up, see ...
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:51 AM
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8. I do NOT understand collagen in the UPPER lip
That does NOT look natural, dammit!

She already had that adorable bee-stung look on her lower lip. :(
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:05 AM
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18. I liked that pouty lower lip!
Oops...there go those loins again! Heh.
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:58 AM
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14. Geez...
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 09:59 AM by jswordy
...that's awful. And to think, looking at that 1994 pic of her just "stirred my loins" again. Ahem.

But in this artificial tears spot she does now, she looks like she rose from the grave. I keep resisting the urge to plunge a silver spike into the TV set!

ROFL...too bad, she was hot as hot could be.

Chris the DJ (John Corbett) used to quote philosophers. He'd throw in Joseph Campbell a lot, and that was cool with me, I like Campbell.

I also liked Ruth-Anne Miller (Peg Phillips, rest her soul). And Leonard Quinhagak (Graham Greene).

WAAAAAAAH-HA-HA-HA! Sigh. Nothing even touches it on TV today, IMHO.

UNDER EDIT: ...well, maybe West wing...

:shrug:
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:51 AM
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7. Yeah, she had that...
...sneaky low-key kind of humor. I know folks like that, always pulling you on. Keeps you on your toes!
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:47 AM
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2. Ed and Chris
Ed because his brain works a lot like mine...and Chris for obvious reasons. :loveya:
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madaboutharry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:16 AM
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20. Yeah, Ed and Chris.
Ed was the smartest one in town and Chris was the cutest. I just bought season two.
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:47 AM
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3. I liked the radio disc jockey
I don't remember his name. He was too cool for words.

I also liked the old guy that shacked up with the young girl.
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:48 AM
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5. Chris in the morning
and Holling married Shelly!

I miss that show!
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movie_girl99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:47 AM
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4. i would have to say Marilyn as well n/t
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TNDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:51 AM
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9. I liked the policewoman who was dating the astronaut guy -
Maurice maybe was his name? I thought she was a hoot. And I liked the Adam Arkin character and his girlfriend - Adam and Eve, I think?
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:00 AM
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15. Barbara Semanski
Played by Diane Delano
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fertilizeonarbusto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:52 AM
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10. Marylin, Holling and Ed
Maggie and the doctor got on my fucking nerves. They were a couple of immature twits.
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:01 AM
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16. Sorry you feel that way, but I did find it interesting...
...that the exact same concept with something of the same feel to it was recycled in the series "Ed."
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SCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:52 AM
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11. Chris and Maggie
Chris for obvious reasons :loveya:

And I like Maggie because she was an independent woman yadda yadda yadda .... until I found out she was a fundie now even though I still love the show I try to focus on all the quirkinesses of all the other characters
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:03 AM
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17. The character Maggie was a fundie in the show? WOW
I never saw that! Or are you talking about Janine Turner?

Does politics and religion way that heavily in all your interactions, even TV shows?
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SCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:06 AM
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19. Janine Turner is a fundie now
And it just makes me look differently at her.

I think it is so funny that people treat politics as something different and something other than every day life. Yes I try to make my politics jive with my everyday life... no Wal-Mart try to buy Union try to support local businesses... try not to support those that support ideologies that I find repulsive.
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:23 AM
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24. Just asking...some are more revved up than others about it, is all...
PEACE! (nervous laugh) Heh...I'm on your side!
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SCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:28 AM
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26. It's ok
Just on a soap box now because someone in the SC Forum dines at an openly racist BBQ restaurant because he "doesn't mix politics with food"

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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:54 AM
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12. Ed, or Adam.
Then, of course, Maggie.

Maggie, Maggie, Maggie.

:evilgrin:
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:54 AM
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13. Holling and Shelley
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 09:56 AM by Rowdyboy
What a couple...

I love Shelley's rendition of "The Snake"

http://www.glump.net/docs/northern_exposure/take-me-in....
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pmbryant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:17 AM
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21. Fleischman
But I loved all the characters.

--Peter
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No Mandate Here. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:18 AM
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22. Chris.. .Anyone want to fling a piano?
Has to be one of the best TV shows ever

The entire cast was great, and perfect together.

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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:24 AM
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25. That was a kewl episode!!! n/t
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:19 AM
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23. I loved Ed's innocence, Chris' wonder and Joel's evolution. :)
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:32 AM
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27. http://www.moosefest.com/index.htm
Enjoy! Warning! Turn your speaker volumn down before you click on that website
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Harry S Truman Donating Member (300 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:35 AM
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28. All of them
At its peak, it was the best show in TV history, IMHO.
Pure escapism. The Xmas episode where Holling sang in the little church blew me away. Even Maurice was cool.

It's amazing how they screwed it up when Rob Morrow left. I thought it would have been cool to have Alan Alda come on actually playing an older Dr. Hawkeye Pierce. Imagine the debates he would've had with Maurice!

Beers at The Brick anyone??
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