Crusoe – S01E06 – Long Pig Review

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They're back...! Of course, I'm talking about the cannibals--the ones that had once had Friday on the dinner menu. This week, though, we learn he's not the only one in his family they have a taste for. Also, on another related plot line, we finally get to see what exactly Crusoe's father-in-law did to betray his trust. In fact, the flashbacks in this episode were paramount, I think, to further developing Crusoe's character. Like always, Crusoe and Friday were up against some uncertain ... Read More

Crusoe – S01E05 – High Water Review

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It sure looked like Friday was a goner. But, Crusoe was able to rescue him in a fairly satisfying and inventive way. In "High Water," the show seems to have returned to its initial quality. We learn more about Crusoe's past through his flashbacks--what drove him to leave England, the deceitful brother-in-law that had gotten him involved in piracy (eh hmm, I mean privateering), private moments with his wife and family; even past moments on the island spent with Friday. All of ... Read More

Crusoe – S01E04 – The Mutineers Review

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While last week's episode didn't exactly match the production values of the previous "Rum" and "Gunpowder", it was still a mostly enjoyable experience. However, this time round, I was sadly let down to the point where I was about to change the channel--it was that bad. What peeved me the most was just how disjointed and confused the plot felt, as if the writers were grasping for straws on which way to go next. There just seemed a total lack of direction. The ... Read More

Crusoe – S01E03 – Sacrifice Review

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How LOST exactly is Crusoe? I'm of course referring to the parallels that many are probably drawing between Crusoe and LOST. Obviously, the story of Robinson Crusoe has been around a lot longer than that of the survivors of Flight 815. In fact, the original stories of Robinson Crusoe are one of LOST's many influences. So, it shouldn't be any surprise there. But, what I'm really referring to are more of the story techniques used on this incarnation (as well as some of ... Read More

Crusoe – S01E01-02 – Rum/Gunpowder Review

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I wasn't exactly sure what to expect going into this pilot episode (actually the first two episodes of the series shown back-to-back). In fact, I hadn't even heard of Crusoe before somebody told me about it. But, I figured it seemed like a bit of a departure with what Hollywood has been pumping out for the last couple of years. With the gluttony of cop, doctor and lawyer shows (plus the latest increase in spy shows thanks to the success of Chuck ... Read More