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Welcome Back To Fantasy Island!

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Why should movie studios have all the fun? Television should be allowed to produce remakes too! And that is just what the Sony Pictures Television studio and producer Mark Burnett are doing.

Fantasy Island, the classic late 70s TV show, will now be turned into a competitive reality show. This new island show will find 12 contestants competing to make their fantasies become realities.

Burnett explains:

Fantasy Island has all of the elements of a hit series an exotic location, dream fulfillment, competition and most of all, emotional story telling. Not only is the competition exciting, but the stories of the people whose fantasies are being fulfilled will be extremely compelling.”

Uh-huh. There isn't much left that American audiences find extremely compelling anymore when it comes to reality TV. Unless there is a big smoke monster and Matthew Fox running around the island, we don't see very big things coming from this series.

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27 comments to “Welcome Back To Fantasy Island!”

  1. 1

    Damn, I don't even think that was Barby posting. She must have gotten a date with a labrador. It must be your old coot mother with an EPIC FAIL NIGHT.

  2. 2

    isnt that like survivor? but with fantasy?

    think of something new.

    we already have a 2 shows that are on an island.

  3. 3

    After Fantasy Island that little dude got a job as an elephant tampon. Hey no joke, he video taped his own suicide.

  4. 4

    No. Just….. no.

  5. 5

    zee plane!
    zee plane!

  6. 6

    Re: bongo – Guess you find something amusing about suicide, jerk? I'll laugh if I find out that an elephant sat on your callous self.

  7. 7

    Astatine said it best: just no.
    The 70's Fantasy Island was a fun show. This proposed thing is just a copycat of Survivor. Boooooring!
    Ricardo and Herve are turning over in their graves.
    Whoever came up with this idea needs to get on "de plane" and take it right the hell out of here.

  8. 8

    Re: cheesemeister – hey cheese factor. 2 separate comments. Hence the "no joke" preface. I find nothing amusing about suicide.

  9. 9

    I grew up watchng that show and nooo!

  10. 10

    i hear the ftc is gonna start regulating blogging…i hope your legall

  11. 11

    Why don't they run a reality show where people just shit and piss, and the ladies can menstruate?

  12. 12

    i do not

  13. 13

    I think the competition aspect is a turn-off. I wish they'd make it more like Extreme Home Makeover where we hear a person's story and then their wish gets fulfilled. The competition and manipulation and trash talking run the risk of ruining the warm fuzzies of the wish fulfillment.

  14. 14

    Are you kidding?


    If I could I could go all iwould want as my fantasy is

    a modest home and someone I was sure loved me.

  15. 15

    I disagree Perez, this show is gonna rock! The original was one of my favorite shows growing up, and this remake I think will be very popular. Mark my words Perez, you will regret dissing this show! It is gonna b a serious hit!

  16. 16

    very nice= )

  17. 17

    Re: totolusa – hey cutie!!arrrr

  18. 18

    OMGosh! please nooooooooooooooooooooo!

  19. 19

    Oh good. Another DUMB ASS REALITY SHOW that networks shove down our throats.

    Must not be much talent at networks. All they can come up with is dumb ass shows like this one.

    Why do I pay over $80 a month for nothing to be one but shit like this?

  20. 20

    Re: rossinoz – I can't believe all the idiots like you who find this CRAP TV entertaining.

  21. 21

    i used to LOVE this show!
    and even as a young girl, i had the biggest crush on Ricardo Monteban.
    that and shows like, Love Boat are in the TV Pantheon!
    how dare anyone try and do a lame-ass remake…for shame!

  22. 22

    This sounds dumb as hell!!

  23. KV3 says – reply to this


    I really like the real show! I think they will ruin it with yet another reality show.
    Do they EVER learn??????????

  24. 24

    …Tatoo looks like my hood ornament! I was driving my Benz drunk one evening and next thing you know…

  25. 25

    They already remade Fantasy Island about 15 years ago!!!

  26. 26

    Just what we need .. another lame REALITY show. No thanks

  27. 27

    I always loved that small indonesian actor. Or was he polynesian?