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2008-10-17 06:00:16

By Robert Bianco This season, it's viewers who have been left stranded. Nowhere is that more true than at NBC, which, pound for pound, has produced the worst new fall slate since those heady days of Manimal and Mr. Smith. Only in a year in which the network has already given us Knight Rider, Kath & Kim and My Own Worst Enemy could Crusoe be said to exceed expectations. It's bad, but it's not that bad. Made on the apparent cheap in South Africa by an international consortium,...

2008-10-14 18:00:15

NBC says it has erected a tree house in New York City to promote its new action-adventure series "Crusoe." The tree house, which will house an actor playing the Crusoe character through Friday, will be visible 24 hours a day, live at the corner of Broadway and 51st Street in New York and on the Web site www.savecrusoe.com. Philip Winchester, who plays Crusoe on the show, and Tongayi Chirisa, who plays Friday in the series, are to make guest appearances Thursday at the tree house....

2008-10-13 09:00:30

By JUDITH S GILLIES By Judith S. Gillies The Washington Post In "Crusoe," a new series that premieres Friday, NBC wants to take viewers on an adventure. The question is: Will the program be as bereft of viewers as its lonely hero, or will it draw a crowd? Robinson Crusoe (Philip Winchester) awakes amid a grim scene: He's been tossed upon the beach of a large, remote island, the lone survivor of a shipwreck. Yes, the series is based loosely on the classic "Robinson Crusoe" by...

2008-10-13 00:00:19

By Mike Hughes In 1719, Daniel Defoe came up with a fresh genre. He plunked a modern guy -- educated and city-bred -- onto an island. "Robinson Crusoe" was born. Its themes have persisted for three centuries. "Everyone thinks about it," says Philip Winchester, star of NBC's new "Crusoe" series. "'Could I do it? Could I survive? What are the elements that keep us human?'" That idea keeps being reworked. It involves individuals ("Cast Away"), couples ("Swept Away"), families ("Swiss...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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