The Alaskan Riviera is a Northern Exposure podcast by Hazel and On. Each show discusses an episode of the American television show which ran from 1990-1995 on CBS.

Episode: 3.5

TitleJules et Joel

Written by:  Stuart Stevens

Directed by: Jim Hayman

Aired:  October 28, 1991

Log Line: Joel’s twin brother Jules, a charming but conniving rogue, creates a stir when he arrives in quiet Cicely to visit his sibling.

For more about the episode, visit our blog.

Direct download: 3-5_jules_et_joel.mp3
Category:Season Three -- posted at: 9:50pm PST

We discussed 3.4 "Animals R Us" in a previous podcast episode, which you can find here.  And we wrote a blog post comparing the shooting script and the final episode, which you can find here

This podcast episode is an audio commentary for "Animals R Us" that is meant to be played while you watch the episode. We will give you a countdown so you will begin the episode at the same moment as us. That way, we will all be in sync. As we watch the events of 3.4 unfold together, we will comment on what we are seeing; we tried to make these comments significantly different from what we discussed in our earlier podcast episode and blog post, though that was challenging. This is an experiment that was fun for us to do -- and really made sense for an episode that is so focused on cinema and even features Ed and Grandma Woody commenting on a film they are watching (Dryer's Ordet). 

Sit back and re-watch this episode with us. It's not quite as much fun as if we were Ed and Grandma Woody, but it was an entertaining experience. Maybe we'll try it again some time. 

Direct download: 3-4_animals_r_us_-_audio_commentary.mp3
Category:Season Three -- posted at: 5:56pm PST

Episode: 3.4

TitleAnimals R Us

Written by:  Robin Green

Directed by: Nick Marck

Aired:  October 14, 1991

Log Line: Maggie is confronted with the strange possibility that the late Rick has been reincarnated as a dog; Maurice sees big profits in big eggs when he discovers Marilyn owns an ostrich herd; and Ed seriously considers getting out of show business.

For more about the episode, visit our blog.


Direct download: 3-4_animals_r_us.mp3
Category:Season Three -- posted at: 10:53pm PST

Episode: 3.3

TitleOy, Wilderness

Written by:  Robin Green

Directed by: Miles Watkins

Aired:  October 7, 1991

Log Line: Joel is a reluctant survival student when he and Maggie become stranded in the wilderness. Shelly’s best friend Cyndy comes to Cicely asking Shelly to divorce Wayne, because Cyndy has been married to him for six months.

For more about the episode, visit our blog.

Direct download: 3-3_oy_wilderness.mp3
Category:Season Three -- posted at: 5:59pm PST

Episode: 3.2

TitleOnly You

Written by:  Ellen Herman

Directed by: Bill D'Elia

Aired:  September 30, 1991

Log Line: Chris emits a sexual scent which causes all women to lust after him—all but the visiting optometrist.  Perplexed by her lack of attraction, Chris suddenly wants only her. Maurice once again accuses Holling of stealing Shelly from him, leaving only Shelly to set the record straight.

For more about the episode, visit our blog.

Direct download: 3-2_only_you.mp3
Category:Season Three -- posted at: 10:07pm PST