Five Desert Island Characters
Sometimes when we can’t sleep, my wife and I lie in bed and play Five Desert Island. Sometimes it’s movies or albums. The other night it was five TV characters you’d take with you to a desert island. We issued an immediate disclaimer that this hypothetical question is not about survival – no picking Macgyver because you think he’ll actually get you off the island. The goal is to select five TV characters you’d be willing to spend the rest of your life with.
Note: I originally posted this blog over a year ago, before there even was such a thing as Orange is the New Black, and my answers have changed. Here’s my (updated) list, in no particular order:
1 ) President Laura Roslin, BSG (I could spend eternity with a beautiful prophet, discussing the ethical implications of government authority, what constitutes survival, and if/when circumstances dictate we abandon the rule of law)
2) Spike “William the Bloody,” Buffy (SOO much better than Angel, plus sexy and hilarious)
3) Suzanne “Crazy Eyes,” OITNB (because sometimes her feelings get messy like dirt, and she appreciates dandelions, and if we all get up each other’s business too much on this island, she knows how to mark her territory)
4) Felix, Orphan Black (every desert island needs a gay bartender/artist in chaps and nothing else)
5) Claire Underwood, House of Cards (this pick is part eye-candy, part intellectual stimulation, and part psychology experiment – I wonder what she’d be like if she could only scheme with/against four other people)
So now I'm curious -- who are your five desert island characters?