Monday, November 03, 2008

Mutiny Loves 'Crusoe'

NBC's New Action Adventure Series 'Crusoe'By LillyKat
PTR Senior Staff Writer

Note to self:

"Worry about your own fortunes, gentlemen. The deepest circles of hell are reserved for betrayers and mutineers." - Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Actually, this week's mutineers over on Crusoe weren't all that interested in anything other than resupplying themselves with the island's riches. And by riches I mean the basics - food, water, all that stuff you run out of when you gallabanting around the Caribbean either as a pirate or as a merchant sailor.

The arrival of mutineers gave Crusoe a much welcomed opportunity to escape - if he could align himself with the captured Captain.

Hmmm, decisions, decisions.

Have to say, Friday digging up some long lost remains and building himself spookfest skeletons to make it seem as if the island was haunted by spirits as part of his and Crusoe's Take Back the Captain jailbreak was perfect (especially since this episode actually aired on Halloween night). And how about their whole junglerama disguise? Too. Funny.

How these guys come up with the gadgetry, the ideas, the quick execution ... we should all be so talented, eh? (Okay, so I do suspend a healthy dose of reality when watching this show, but whatever. Actually, I'm starting to think Crusoe is/was related to MacGyver. Remember him - could make an engine out of toilet paper, shoe string and orange juice?)

Anyhoooo, unlike last week whereby I was hanging on Crusoe's every move so that he would indeed get that darned wedding ring back, I actually did not want him to get off the island this go around. Just kept thinking something wasn't quite right with the mutiny on the bounty folks - especially given the "Lets' take 'em!" breakout with the captured Captain lasted all of two seconds.


On a side note, one of the mutineers is actually a woman disguised as a young lad serving as (I'm guessing) some sort of medicine man (not a full blown doctor). When a nice Pirates-esque swordfight ensues between Chief Mutineer and Crusoe aboard the ship on which they arrived, she takes the helm and deliberately or not runs the ship aground.

'Cause I think she kinda likes Crusoe.

This means our castaways are going to get a second chance to escape next week.

Or at least try.

Which also means they're likely to be hunted down, too, considering everyone now does know they are on island.


New episodes of Crusoe air Fridays at 9 p.m. on NBC. Visit NBC's Official Crusoe Web site for the inside scoop on the series. The site is awfully cool - and that's not just the Pirates fangirl in me talking.

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