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This week on Crusoe, Crusoe was hunted by a tribe because the chief thought that Crusoe was enslaving Friday. Crusoe was captured but regardless what he said and what Friday said, the chief didn’t believe them. The Chief ordered them to fight each other until one of them died or they would be killed. Having no choice, Crusoe and Friday pretended to fight and when they had a chance, they took the chief hostage and ran away. The battle between them and the tribe members was inevitable.

Oh one more thing, Friday had a fling in this episode with one of the girl warrior from the tribe. Heh, it’s gonna be a nice little sub-plot.

Tonight on  Crusoe,  the story doesn’t make much sense if you think about it, but if you aren’t too critical, the story is pretty good. The pirate captain who were supposed to be dead (from 1st episode) was actually alive and became a little loony. He found Crusoe and Friday who were trying to raise a flag to attract rescue ship. He chased them out and attacked them on their tree house with a toxic bomb. Crusoe fell down and the loony captain captured Friday to be his slave. He claimed to be the king of the island and wanted to build an island.

Crusoe, led by his hallucination (he was hallucinating that Suzanna, his wife) to go to the cave where the crazy captain lived. Friday found him and gave him the antidote for the toxin. But later the crazy captain found Crusoe still alive and sentenced Crusoe to be hung until death. Once they found opening, Crusoe and Friday attacked that crazy captain, and in the end the crazy captain died from gun powder explosion on his “throne room.”

It’s pretty nice to see Crusoe reunited with his wife, even though it’s only hallucination. In the end of the episode, they also showed that his wife was still waiting for Crusoe back in England. Three more episode and Crusoe is back to England. Don’t forget next week’s episode! 🙂

Few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the cancelled tv shows where I listed the scheduled air date for shows that are on their season finale. Crusoe only has 1 season with 13 episodes. From what I knew, there was supposed to be a Crusoe tonight and the last 3 episodes will air on 2009. However, I was surprised when I tuned in to NBC and found Beijing Olympics 2008 opening ceremony instead. So I checked with NBC.com, and it appeared that they’ve changed their schedule quite a bit. So here’s the updated schedule for the last 4 episodes of Crusoe:

‘Smoke and Mirrors’ airs Saturday, 1/10 at 8pm ET
‘The Hunting Party’ airs Saturday, 1/17 at 8pm ET
‘The Traveler’ airs Saturday, 1/24 at 8pm ET
‘The Return’ airs Saturday, 1/31 at 8pm ET

Well, I guess it never hurts to re-watch the opening ceremony again. It was spectacular.

On this episode, Crusoe and Friday’s friendship was again put on a test. Crusoe was a little smug believing that he was smarter than Friday, who was uneducated. He pointed out that he had to study algebra. Friday had a “manhood” test too on his tribe, and Crusoe wanted to know what it was because he thought whatever Friday could do at 12 years old, he could do it too.

There were a series of tests on Friday’s tribe: walking on hot coals, jousting, bungeejumping, and duelling with crocodile. Friday failed the last test because he was afraid; he watched the boy before him got attacked and injured by crocodile so he chickened out. He believed that he’d made his father dissapointed in him, not to mention the whole tribe. He was a failed warrior.

Crusoe on the other hand, wanted to prove that he was (slightly) better than Friday by doing all the challenges, except the last one because Friday refused to tell him what it was. He insisted in asking Friday what it was causing Friday to be a little touchy. Friday was angry because Crusoe took the test as a game, and it was very important and serious matter for Friday. When Crusoe found out that Friday failed the test, he encouraged Friday to re-do the test and pass it. Friday told him to forget it.

However, Crusoe fell into his own trap and landed on a tree branch hanging a few feet above a lake with a “giant killer crocodile” waiting to eat him. Because he was injured, Crusoe couldn’t hang on to the branch any longer, and he fell down. Friday had to let go of his fear and duelled the crocodile to save Crusoe. And of course, he passed this time. Here’s a clip from last night’s episode:

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Again, if you missed this episode (like me), you can watch it on hulu.com/crusoe or nbc.om/crusoe. Four more episodes until Crusoe returns to England along with Friday. Stay tuned 🙂

Just a friendly reminder that Crusoe will not air tonight (Friday) because it has been moved permanently to Saturday at 8 pm EST. So tune in tomorrow night to NBC to watch the latest episode of Crusoe 🙂

Chase

Posted on: November 28, 2008

Just a friendly reminder that there’s no new episode of Crusoe tonight. It will air next week on Saturday at 8 pm EST. So, with no Crusoe, I’m going to write about another show: Chase.
chase

There’s a new reality show in Sci-fi Channel called Cha$e. It’s inspired from video game, but the difference is, it’s a real life game, human players are situated on a real life game board, and they have to survive until the end of the game to win money. Each week, 10 players compete for up to $50,000. The game is simple, the contestants, called Runners, pick up money for each second they “stay alive” while figuring out how the secret exit of the game. “Stay Alive,” you ask? Yes, the game wouldn’t be fun if there’s no challanges. Other than having to complete some tasks, the Runners are not alone in the game field, they are surrounded and stalked by 8 relentless Hunters thoughout the life sized “game boards.” So, the runners must stay uncaught in the game and also must also be conscious of their time. As the clock counts down, the tasks get harder and the Hunters grow more insistent. The last person stays alive will win the cash.

I think this show is really fun, because for me it looks like a reality show of Bourne Identiy. Each Hunters has distinct skills, like: Agility, Speed Runner, and Endurance. Click here to see the Hunters’ profie. So highly skilled Hunters vs. 10 Runners, it doesn’t sound balanced with the Hunters’ ability and gadgets. But no worries, the Runners are given some gadgets to stay incognito:

  • Runner Pack – which has other functions other than storing stuff
  • Deflector – to deflect 1 hunter to about face 180 degrees from runner
  • Freeze Ray – to freeze 1 hunter for 1 minute
  • Sonic Stunner – to freeze mutiple hunters for 2 minutes
  • Invisibility Glasses – to become “invisible” to hunters for 2 minutes

All the utility gadgets can only be used once by the runners, so they have to carefully plan their moves. Also, not every one of them will be able to have access to those gadgets. In the end, all is fair in competition and money. Some will be savvy and others will be sacrificed. The action-packed show takes place throughout various locations in Los Angeles like San Pedro Harbor, Universal Theme Park and the Descanso Gardens.
 
This new show airs on Scifi Channel every Tuesday at 10pm EST. The first few episodes are already availabe online. Visit the show’s official website for more information and videos: http://www.scifi.com/chase/

This week on Crusoe, the mutineers are taking a break (from the screen). Instead, Crusoe and Friday met Captain Santana, the Spanish Guard captain (from episode 1), the one who betrayed Friday and Crusoe. He hunted them down to get gold and in the end, he broke the promise of taking them out of the island.

Crusoe and Friday found Friday’s old tribe and found out that they had a new victim for sacrificial ceremony. Despite having the chance to get away from the island using the tribe’s boat, they decided to help the poor victim first. And so they did, but they were surprised that it was Captain Santana. Friday loathed him, and didn’t believe the story that he had a friend among the tribe that was going to be sacrificed too. Of course, Friday didn’t believe him, but Crusoe did. It turned out that Santana’s friend was Friday’s father.

So they worked together to save him. But because Santana was injured during the rescue mission, Crusoe and Friday had to set the diversion, and only Santana and Friday’s father got out on the boat. Friday and Crusoe were stuck on the island again, but they were hopeful now because they knew that this time Captain Santana would come back and get them. Friday also got his revenge on the tribe leader, who once wanted to kill him and almost killed his father.

Here’s a clip from this week’s episode:
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Again, if you’d like to watch the full episodes of Crusoe, just visit nbc.com/Crusoe or Hulu.com/Crusoe

This week, the peaceful island was once again disrupted by foreigners. This time, a group of people (England ship crews and their hijackers) came to the island. Crusoe, wanting to get out of the island, made a deal with the ship captain that if he successfully gave the captain his commander-ship, the captain would take Crusoe and Friday out of the island. So Crusoe and Friday made a plan to free the captain. Initally, Crusoe wanted to recruit a kind-hearted pirate member, but he turned out to be a woman, and Crusoe hesitated. Their plan B is using the skulls and bones that Friday collected to scare the crews.

The plan worked, but due to some circumstances, they couldn’t help the captain. Friday and Crusoe’s duel exercises come in handy because they had to duel the captain and his right hand man. Friday managed to hurt the mutanerous’ leader, but I doubt he died. Crusoe managed to escape from the ship with few wounds, but the ship crashed into corals, so it looked like they were stuck in the island, and Crusoe still had hopes in leaving the island for good. We’ll see what happens next week.

If you miss Crusoe’s episode, you can always catch it online at nbc.com/crusoe or hulu.com/crusoe. It might not be availabe tonight, but it should be tomorrow. Anyways, here’s a clip from tonight’s episode. Happy watching!
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Tonight on The Amazing Race, they moved to 3rd continent: Asia. They went to Cambodia to be exact, and over there they had to experience the local people’s life. They also got to visit the famous Angkor Wat temple. Anyways, Ty and Aja went home tonight. It’s kinda predictable, they were the last team leaving Auckland, and they got the flight to Cambodia a day after the first team. Even though, Terence & Sarah, and the frat boys were having problem, Ty and Aja just couldn’t catch up with them. But I’m glad that they left on good terms. Ty even said that he’d move to be with Aja.

Anyway, on my last post about Crusoe’s 2nd episode, I gave the post a title: “Crusoe and Friday and a mysterious skull.” So, I decided to change my first Crusoe’s title from “Crusoe, the Pilot” (lame, huh) to “Crusoe and Friday and the Pirates.” And from now on, I’m going to write every Crusoe post with title “Crusoe and Friday and …” 😛 I know it’s a little cheezy, but I can’t help it.

Other news, I just found out that there’s Monk on NBC just before The Amazing Race. Of course, it’s not the new episode of Monk, but it’s good enough. I didn’t have anything to watch at that time before, and I may catch up with some old Monk episode that I haven’t watched before.

Tonight’s episode tested Crusoe’s and Friday’s friendship. The overall story is almost Indiana Jones-like to me, because it has an adventure to a mysterious tomb. It started with Friday’s nightmare about skull-faced woman leading Friday to the sea. He believed that the woman was trying to give him a message. He told Crusoe about the wandering spirit and the bad feeling he had about this dream but Crusoe didn’t believe him.

The next day, their water supply suddenly stopped. While trying to fix the problem, Crusoe lost his wedding ring, so they had to blow up the hole. It turned out to be a cave inside complete with rock painting telling them that the woman was sacrificed. They also found a box. With Friday’s intellegence, he found out how to open it, and guess what’s inside, a woman’s skull. Another strange thing also happened, the water turned bitter, which interpreted as a bad sign by Friday. So he was determined to put the wandering spirits to a rest.

Crusoe, half-intrigued, followed Friday to unravel the mystery. After crossing a stone beam bridge, they came to the other side of the mountain. There was an altar in front of the lake. By using the box pieces as keys, they opened the tomb and found the remaining bones of the woman. But they weren’t alone, there were wild dogs that guarded the tomb. The dogs only stopped chasing them after Friday threw the bones to the sea (like the spirit wanted). What’s more, once they returned home, they got clean water again. Miraculously, Crusoe found his lost wedding ring, so now he couldn’t help but believe.

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To watch the full episode, visit Hulu.com/Crusoe or NBC.com/Crusoe/video/


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