2008 NR 1 season


2008 NR 1 season
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We meet Robinson Crusoe as a young child and follow his transition from boy to adult, growing into a naïve yet ambitious family man. Debts, treacherous business associates and an increasingly unstable political climate force him to flee England.
Sam Neill, Philip Winchester, Sean Bean, Tongayi Chirisa, Anna Walton, Mark Dexter, Mía Maestro, Kieran Bew
  • SEASON  1

Summary of Season 1 (2008) - 3 discs

After he's shipwrecked, Robinson Crusoe and his companion Friday face the adventures and challenges of life on a deserted island in this action-packed television series based on Daniel Defoe's classic novel.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English SDH
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
age 10+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this swashbuckling series uses Daniel Defoe's classic novel Robinson Crusoe as a departure point rather than a script guide, picking up long after the title character has been shipwrecked on a lush tropical island. Pirates, soldiers, cannibals, and other mysterious visitors provide regular excitement, and there's a fair bit of violence, including swordfights and shootouts. Though there's little blood or gore, some of the villains' very casual attitude about killing -- either their enemies or their allies -- can be disturbing. There's little to worry about in the way of sex, language, or drinking/drugs.

Sexual Content

No sex or nudity, though Crusoe is sometimes seen embracing his wife in flashbacks.


Plenty of swashbuckling adventure, including sword fights, shootouts with muskets and pistols, and exploding casks of gunpowder. Dead bodies are shown after shipwrecks and major battles, but there's little blood or explicit gore.


No swearing. Some of the archaic language will seem somewhat outdated.

Social Behavior

Crusoe and Friday have a deep and touching bond. Some of the other people who visit their island have very different values, especially the pirates and soldiers who come looking for gold and are more than willing to double-cross each other to find the treasure. Some of them seem to place little value on human life, and the offhand manner in which they casually dispatch some of their fellow brigands -- or discuss their plans to murder each other -- can be unnerving.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Occasional references to drinking wine.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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