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|The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson - The Complete Series|
Actors: Richard Thomas, Margo Gunn, Kieren Hutchison, Charlotte Woollams, Mia Koning
Director: Declan Eames
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Television
Join the Swiss Family Robinson on their desert island as they live in the trees, fight pirates, weather storms and create architecturally stunning treehouses of mammoth proportions. This ten volume series will delight the ... more »
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Polly L. from GODFREY, IL
Reviewed on 1/14/2010...
I loved this series..It is almost as good as the original one years ago. A family is shipwrecked but manage to get to an island with much of the supplies from the wreck. It is the process of accepting they maynot get rescued for along while,building a place to live and fighting the elements and pirates who come back to the island.There is even a wedding on the island. The scenery is beautiful and the stories very interesting...
A wonderful Movie! You must get it!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Richard Thomas is perfect in his role as David Robinson. Everyone does their roles wonderfully. The stories are terriffic and keep you frozen in your seat!
The Survival: The Robinson's on their way to China are stranded on the island. They are also stranded with their enemy Parsons, his unwilling accomplice Ben, and Emily Chan.
Island of the Gods:(the men's clothes are a little on the scanty side)The Robinsons rescue a chief who was a servant in England. Christine, the youngest of the Robinson's is in a death like trance.
Invasion: The Robinson's are captured by Samuel Skaggs pirates and Bonny Mary!
Princess of the sea:(Moya's dress isn't modest)The Robinson's rescue an escaped native princess. She is pursued by the tribes witchmaster who soon causes trouble for the Robinsons.
Ghost of Raven Jones: After a night of ghost stories Christina is scared by an old man. Then Ernest is captured by the man who may be going insane!
Treasue hunt: Johanna is captured by Parsons,Ben and Samuel Skaggs pirates who have returned. Ben helps Johanna and Mr. Robinson escape. They land in a cave where a treasure is hidden. Then the pirates find them!
Star crossed lovers:Ben and Johanna fall in love. When Ben proposes, Johanna accepts. But Mr. Robinson will have nothing to do with the marriage, he forbids Johanna to see Ben. Ben persuades Johanna to come and stay with him until Mr. Robinson allows them to get married. And Mrs. Robinsonis going to have a baby.
Paradise lost: The Robinson's are rescued and Emily's fiancee arrives, Ernest buys Emily from him. But Parsons and Wan Sen draw murder charges against Mr. Robinson and he has to stand trial.
Boston: As the Robinsons struggle to get used to life at Boston, Mr. Robinson is placed under arrest again. Wan Sen has caused the trial to be reopened. Ben and Johanna's marriage becomes so strained that he considers leaving her. And Emily breaks her engagement to Ernest so she can marry Wan Sen.But only so he can set Mr.Robinson free. Only Mr.Robinson is now begining to think he is guilty!"
It was just GREAT!!
Priscilla | PA | 05/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My family and I just finished watching this series and we were not disappointd in the least, IT WAS JUST GREAT!! I grew up watching Richard Thomas when I was a teenager. He did a fantastic father role and ALL the other characters were just as great!! It was a great cast, a great story line, complete drama from the very first to the very last minute. I have never had a story keep me on my toes so completely for the entire story. What an achievement!! The photography and the scenery were just fantastic . . . made you want to walk through the TV and join them. The actors/actresses were just perfect in their roles as they unfolded, and became a family, which seemed to really happen before our eyes!! I can't say enough good about it . . . and my family from 10-21 boys and girls were just as HAPPY as I!!! Wish there was a sequel to it 10 years later!! Great family entertainment with great family values and enough mystery and intrigue to go along to make it just right. The best thing there is in TELEVISION!! Richard, you didn't disappoint at all. I expected much from you and you did just that. Thanks for making this series. Please do some more!!!"
Fun and Adventure
Michael Taylor | Auckland, NZ | 06/27/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As a series for television, not a bad take on the Swiss Family Robinson story. Still a great escape for half an hour - each episode - and the scenery is stunning and makes you want to become lost... if only being stranded on a paradise could be as easy as that!
This is classic family entertainment and if you like all things Swiss Family Robinson, then it is a must have to add to your collection."