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Cecily, Alaska, Northern Exposure
The moose seen wandering around in the series' opening sequence sums up what to expect from this fictional town's residents: quirky, intriguing, down-to-earth and yet, remote enough to seem outside of reality. It's a welcoming town that invites viewers to get caught up in Cecily denizens' everyday minutiae. Whether it's listening to ex-con DJ Chris Stevens dropping knowledge, grabbing a meal at The Brick or partaking in the town's macabre Thanksgiving celebration, such activities take on a sweet, poetic significance. Cecily makes us feel like we belonged and mattered.