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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 Mr. Roarke (154 episodes, 1977-1984)
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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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The waterfall seen during the opening sequences is the real-life Wailua Falls in Kauai, Hawaii. See more »

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Mr. Roarke: Smiles, everyone... smiles!
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I am consistently amazed by the things that people want to complain about.
26 December 2005 | by (Cosplay City) – See all my reviews

To say that the acting was forced or that the sets were cheap or that the plots were thin is one thing, but to complain that _Fantasy Island_ used "the SAME shot of the SAME dancer and musicians" just seems goofy. The reason it is the same dancers each week is because IT'S THE SAME DANCERS EACH WEEK! These are the dancers who work at Fantasy Island and every time "da plane" comes in they go to meet it and dance. You expected Mr. Rourke to get a new retinue of dancers every week? This show had enough unrealistic stuff without adding that. And the reason so much of the location is used again and again and again is because much of the story happens in the same place. Was Mr. Rourke supposed to get a new house every episode? I mean really.

There's stuff to not like about _Fantasy Island_, and stuff to like. But please, let's not get so desperate to find things to complain about that we go apezoid over Mr. Rourke employing the same dancers for more than a week. Job security, you know.


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