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Terry O’Quinn

Deserted-Island Living: The Shows that Made Us Wish We Were Lost

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We all have fantasies of finding ourselves stranded on a desert island, forced to live off coconuts and pineapples, and create shelter out of palm leaves and discarded bamboo sticks. Just me? OK, fine. But you have to admit that the solitude and the excitement of tropical survival sounds a little romantic in this media-saturated, loud and crowded world we live in. Which is probably why so many television shows tackle the idea of what it would be like to be stuck on a deserted island. Some, like Arrow, show the brutal realities of how much it would suck, while others take a lighter tone. But regardless of your preference, these shows usually address some similar issues: how do you…

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