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Crusoe

Series Summary
Daniel Defoe's classic novel gets a makeover (with a bit of a comedic twist) in this saga of a young man, Robinson Crusoe, shipwrecked on a desert island, where his unlikely friendship with a native named Friday helps him hold onto his sanity as he desires to return home to his wife and children. While the current lives of the two men are filled with hungry cannibals, wild animals and terrifying lightning storms, flashbacks reveal Crusoe's life with his wife, Susannah, before he became a castaway.

Air Dates: 2008 - 2009

Genres: Drama, Fantasy

Network: NBC

  • Season 1, Ep. 13 : Hour 13 - The Return Jan 31, 2009

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    Crusoe and Friday have to defend themselves against a ship full of men; Blackthorn and some of his men try to find some of Crusoe's precious personal belongings.

  • Season 1, Ep. 12 : Hour 12 - The Traveler Jan 24, 2009

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    A ship's rocket explodes above Friday and Crusoe as they search for food; Crusoe saves a man from a small capsized boat and finds that he has rescued Mr. Blackthorn; Friday has trouble trusting Mr. Blackthorn.

  • Season 1, Ep. 11 : Hour 11 - The Hunting Party Jan 17, 2009

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    After a mysterious warrior steals a lock of his hair, Crusoe realizes that he is the target of a deadly manhunt.

  • Season 1, Ep. 10 : Hour 10 - Smoke and Mirrors Dec 27, 2008

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    Crusoe is reunited with Susannah when she appears on the island; while searching for Friday, Crusoe and Susannah learn that someone else is alive on the island.

  • Season 1, Ep. 9 : Hour 9 - The Name of the Game Dec 20, 2008

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    Friday recalls trials of his childhood as he devises defenses for the tree house; Crusoe decides to test his own skills by re-enacting some of the challenges Friday faced as a child.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( )
  • Once you figure out that the show is pure fluffy action-adventure and uses the book only as a flimsy guidepost, it's actually pretty entertaining. show more

  • The chemistry between Winchester and Chirisa is great and very believeable, which goes to the acting ability of both men. It's not easy to make relationships seem real in this out-there fantasy. show more

  • Hokey and poorly paced with unfathomably lame flashbacks, it's like a relentlessly mediocre movie of the week that still has 11 more hours to go. show more

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