Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I'd Want With Me On A Deserted Island

The topic this week is "Top Ten Characters That I Would Want With Me On A Deserted Island". I'm not sure if this is supposed to be strictly book characters or not, but I'm going to go a little crazy and include tv/movie characters as well.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

1. Jack Bauer (24)
This is just an obvious choice. Anything that needs doing, he's the man to get it done. One thing's for sure: with Jack around, everyone on the island would be safe! Unless they turned out to be a traitor or something...

2. Maya Davis (from Cool Beans by Erynn Mangum)
She seems to have my exact sense of humor, and I think we'd get along really well. In a deserted island scenario, you gotta have a good friend.

3. Samantha Carter (Stargate SG-1)
If there was any technology on the island, she's the one I'd want working on it. Plus, she'd also come in handy in survival scenarios.

4. Rory Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
I couldn't not include a Gilmore on this list, so I chose Rory. I think she'd handle the deserted island scenario *slightly* better than Lorelai. :)


5. MacGyver
A handyman would be invaluable on a desert island, and who better to have than MacGyver!?

6. Jack Bartlett (Heartland)
Every scenario needs an older character, and Jack Bartlett is my choice for that slot. He has a lot of common sense wisdom, and a humorous way of getting his point across.

7. Elyse McCord (Cowgirl at Heart by Christine Lynxwiler)
I just finished reading this book and I really liked Elyse. I don't have any huge reason for picking her, but regardless, I'm still choosing her!

 8. Jade McKinley (Dancing With Fireflies by Denise Hunter)
Again, I don't have a solid reason for choosing her, except that I really liked her and the book is one of my favorites.

  9. Oliver O'Toole (Signed, Sealed, Delivered)
 This seems like a strange choice, but I gotta admit that some of the other characters I've chosen don't have the best moral compass. Oliver has that, and I think he'd be a great asset in that respect.

10. Jack Shepherd (LOST)
Yes, he's low on my list, but I figure that a doctor is always good to have around. And it doesn't hurt that he already has some island experience!

This was fun, but also kind of difficult. I tried to think logically, so I obviously couldn't include characters from historical stories. Yes, I admit MacGyver isn't very current compared to all my other choices. Oh well.

How well would all these random characters get along? Hard to tell, but sadly I'm afraid it probably wouldn't be good. Nevertheless, I had fun with this!


  1. Jack Baur, definitely! I should have thought of him too, he's just... awesome.

    Ooo, I remember MacGyver. One of these days I should finish watching the series; he sure has a knack for making something out of nothing.

    Oliver. Aww... he's just fantastic all-around.

  2. I love this list! I definitely agree with Jack Bauer, MacGyver and Jack Shephard! I would also add Hugh Jackman, in any of his various roles. LOVE HIM!