Fantasy Island (1977–1984)

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Tales of visitors to a unique resort island that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected.

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Fantasy Island is a resort, where there is very little that the mysterious host, Mr. Roarke, cannot provide. Thus, we have visitors have adventures that should be impossible, but this island can accommodate them such as visits to any time period they want or meet absolutely anyone they want see to do something they request. However, what actually happens is often far more than they expect as they face challenges that test their character in ways they never imagined. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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During the early part of the series, A jeep CJ-7 was used to get around. in the later episodes, a customized 1976 Plymouth Volare station wagon was used. See more »

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Mr. Roarke: My dear guests! I am Mr. Roarke, your host. Welcome... to Fantasy Island!
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Hey, it wasn't that bad...
26 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Notwithstanding a liberal dose of 70's cheese, I loved and love Fantasy Island--I actually learned a lot from the show, since they would occasionally base plots on Wuthering Heights, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Most Dangerous Game, and so forth. Mr. Roarke made an interesting God figure, an idea they played up in a few episodes. Most compelling of all is the idea that people go off on vacation to get what they want, and end up instead with what they need. Trite? Yes-- despite the rotating guest stars, it was basically a series of mini-soaps. Mockable points? Bunches, especially if you enjoy that sort of thing. And all those people you just saw goofing about on the Love Boat suddenly turning up and doing something semi- serious for a third of an hour could produce a fair amount of cognitive dissonance. But I maintain the show was still iconic.


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