The series follows John West, who uproots his three children from the big city of Boston to return to the Northern community of Turtle Island Bay to take command of the local Search & Rescue service after the death of his wife. Northern Rescue centers on the resilience of family and community combined with action and adventure. The children’s Aunt Charlie, struggles to help John, Maddie, Scout and Taylor, heal and rebuild their lives, as she copes with her desire to have a family of her own. Along the way, John faces many situations that challenge him professionally and personally.
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Northern Rescue could be a coherent discussion of grief work. The dispute over Sarah's things - keep everything or donate? - becomes a first major ordeal that sensitively illustrates how difficult it is to say goodbye to a loved one.
- Oliver Armknecht, Film Rezensions.de
Northern Rescue is a familiar-feeling procedural show with a side serving of family drama. Despite being a very well-trodden path Northern Rescue ends up being quite entertaining, and even quite fun in places. If you can get beyond the cliches then you might actually enjoy it.
- Oliver Buckley, Ready Steady Cut