I like the show although I am not quite sure why. I wasn't really familiar with Heche before this. Her acting seems forced & the Marin character artificial and 2 dimensional, cold and just odd - like the parts don't really add up to a full character.
I DO love the other characters though. Those are some interesting storylines. The one thing that really bothers me about the show, and I keep waiting to see if it changes, is how few Native people are shown. Other than the woman who plays a former prostitute (Sara), none of the characters are Native. There are bits in the background, but none otherwise. In a supposed small Alaskan town, there would be far more.
Other than that, I have to admit I have seen every episode! I love Buzz, Mai, Annie, Patrick, Celia, Jack, and Sara, Jane & the Plow Guy and the others. Most of the story lines & characters are more believable than Marin's. I find myself not really caring what she is doing - just want to see what is happening with the others who I care about. Does that make sense?