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Sam Neill ...  Jeremiah Blackthorn 14 episodes, 2008-2010
Philip Winchester ...  Robinson Crusoe 13 episodes, 2008-2009
Tongayi Chirisa ...  Friday 13 episodes, 2008-2009
Anna Walton ...  Susannah Crusoe 12 episodes, 2008-2009
Mark Dexter ...  Samuel Tuffley 8 episodes, 2008-2009
Mía Maestro ...  Olivia 7 episodes, 2008-2009
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Based on the novel written in 1719, this is said to be an action-packed period drama set in the 18th century, but with a contemporary take on race relations -- and a hero who will bear a resemblance to Angus MacGyver. NBC has committed to 13 episodes. Written by melanie@imdb.com

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I can understand why this was axed
15 July 2009 | by Alfred SmithSee all my reviews

I really wanted to like this show. I was hoping for a cross between "Castaway" and "Lost" but set a couple of centuries in the past. After watching the first four episodes, in hindsight I should have stopped after the pilot, I can report that it is nothing like what I had hoped.

Both lead actors are miscast and wooden but Philip Winchester is just totally annoying. His English accent is simply unbelievable and he looks like he belongs in a Vogue fashion shoot with the blow dried hair, the freshly shaved beard and perfect teeth.

It appears that both Crusoe and Friday have been on the island for a few years when the series starts as they have "built" a condo with a great view in the trees, running water, gunpowder, weapons and food aplenty. A couple of wenches would have made this the perfect holiday destination for most men. Their life is easy and the lack of any real struggle to live is difficult to comprehend. In fact his is what really irritates me about the whole concept.

Just more useless debris in the current crop of rubbish offered by the networks.


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