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Robinson is wrong – it comes to stick together in order to survive

the Environment with the burning torches, benches, the svettige the presenter with the appropriate khakilook feels again. The harsh tone also: ”You talk so much, but you have no substance in what you say.” Or: ”You are so fucking pathetic so it is not true.” Why not: ”Everyone is so tired of you. When you open the jaw so dies everyone's brain cells.”

the reality series ”Expedition: Robinson” has rolled around the canals for over two decades and is now in its eighteenth (!) season. The last few years, Sweden's oldest dokusåpaformat, kept in the Swedish TV4. The new season does not differ much from how the concept since its inception. After a failed bet on the combined dejtnings and överlevands-tv is ”Robinson” once again, a completely normal utslagstävling.

All sitting on the same raft in ”Robinson”. Photo: TV4

since the first group of participants were ferried to Tengah in 1997, is the gaze with which viewers follow their journey.

this is not news: the world is a different place today. If the words that klimatångest and flygskam even was at the end of the nineties so spoken, they are definitely not outside of the most miljömuppiga context.

In Sweden, we had social democracy, the trains arrived on time, the cold war was over, no one had heard of neither the IS or the al-Qaida network. Life was so simple that public service television could afford to send volunteers to a deserted island without food and water for something so banal as a ”social experiment”.

more than twenty years later, each households home a brochure from the Swedish civil contingencies Agency, where we are invited to take a series of measures for a possible disaster.

the impact on our actual security, creating the real concern. Around the country, equipping the preppare the repositories, so that at least they themselves will cope – not if, but when the crisis comes. On film and tv are depicted at the same time, the new age of uncertainty as something that pulls people apart.

Exactly where is also the current season of the now short, and good is called ”Robinson” or ”Robinson Fiji”. Replikskiftet above is taken from a chaotic tribal council, where the majority of the conversations revolve around the controversy that has already taken up large parts of the programme.

It is about the jurist Carl Hamilton against the shunned Adnilson Costa da Cruz. He jumps eventually off completely, after that straight into the camera, have required the production of 4500 pounds to stay (”I'll have the money deposited in my account...before its pipe I don't have a fin.”)

Carl Hamilton and Adnilson Costa da Cruz in ”Robinson”. Photo: TV4

for a story about how human nature can respond with to be uncaring, and egotistical in the crisis. The only problem is that the image does not match.

on the Contrary, shows the research done at the katastroföverlevare to the most common behavior is to help each other. When everyday frames the bursting of shape people new to the communities, acting jointly and severally.

Therefore, many experts that the single most important thing to manage a social crisis is to know their neighbors. You can have how much water, canned food and flashlights at home at any time. If no one misses you, if you don't have someone you can ask for help so you die anyway sooner or later.

this is The knowledge that a format like the contemporary ”Robinson” does not seem to be able to feel at. To be catching tv have to the concept is told in the well-known fictional tradition of ”war of all against all”.

When Carl Hamilton and Adnilson Costa da Cruz screaming for each other play out exactly the same dynamics as we know from a variety of cultural and historical classics. ”Flugornas lord” is the most obvious reference, but there are hundreds more. And they all all the time on the myth of man as a basically osolidarisk creature.

thus, not crazy in an extreme situation. Instead, we seek ourselves to each other, stick together, become solution oriented. By so elaborate focus on the conflict reproduces the ”Robinson” an incorrect stereotype.

For those who feel concern for every society to take the road when the climate crisis will seriously recommended rather than SVT's new reality show ”Dimmed country”. It is certainly much more boring tv. But it is at least not as much of an old cliché.

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