Once upon a time, a quaint but homely Alaskan town was the weekly delight of network TV watchers. The Wednesday night episodes of the Beehive adorned Mayor and her snowshoe rental magnate hubbie brought many a chuckle to the bored and the bereft. One week it would be the brother in law/ town drunk shooting up the jail where he was deputy and the next all the Alaskan rebate checks mistakenly ended up made out to her Honor's checking account. But then the writers decided to throw the audience of the Northern Exposure rip-off.
In the new season opener, the Mayor with the outmoded hairdo suddenly becomes Governor. Plot twists and turns abound in the new season as the former mayor hires everybody from IceBerry to run the state governor. Mr Peabody from the garden store is put in charge of Alaska's forests. Captain Smith of the IceBerry Volunteer Fire Dept is given a five million dollar budget to protect Alaska from forest fires.
Mrs Kimball the retired school teacher who did everyone's taxes each winter became State Treasurer and shiftless hubbie Todd was put in charge of the State Police , Homeland Security and the Governor's Hit Squad. Without warning the once trite sitcom erupted into a violent drama series filled with intrigue, secrecy and vendettas.
Harmless drunk brother-in law is found drown in a frozen lake. Todd turns the state into an armed camp and suspends the constitution when he realizes that Russia has moved right outside of Alaska. The bee hived former beauty queen spends alot of time praying to Jesus who makes her President when the old codger who picks her to be his VPILF drops dead on Inauguration Day