Devotees of Northern Exposure will treasure this collection as being, without doubt, the best of the best. For those new to this cult American series about a New York doctor's enforced employment in small-town Alaska, this collection of 23 episodes (which includes six that were nominated for or won Emmys) will provide an introduction that will ensure the purchase of the earlier series. All the characters are finely drawn and well developed, the interactions between them are borne of a familiarity that can only be achieved when cast, crew and writers have worked together for a number of years. The comedy is warm and witty, the observation of life astute and the homespun philosophy which underpins each story thought-provoking. Watch an episode before you go to work, and spend all day with a smile on your face!