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Wrecked is a comedic Lost Parody on the network TBS. The show's premise starts off with a plane crash onto a tropical but barren island, with many survivors including the main character, a seemingly cynical flight attendant named Owen. Other characters include Danny, a Consummate Liar; Pack, an anxious sports agent; Emma, a podiatrist who dies from mengshu fever within the first few episodes; Florence, a Straw Feminist; Karen, a depraved statistical analysis executive for Bing; Todd, a spoiled Jerkass; Jess, Todd's girlfriend and later wife; and Steve, a New Zealander.

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The show premiered on June 14th, 2016 and has been renewed for a second season in 2017 and a third season in 2018.


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  • Artistic License – Medicine: In season 1, Emma identifies an ambiguous disease, which she calls it mengshu fever (a la Lost). The disease almost instantly kills anyone who is infected and the symptoms include paleness, high fever, dehydration, and vomiting blood. It is unknown how it is transferred from person to person.
  • Asshole Victim: Played with. Steve tries justifying his murder of Turdhole as this when he's revealed posthumously to be a Neo-Nazi. The others however are quick to remind him he didn't know that, and he still murdered a guy.
  • Big Bad: Steve for Season One.
    • Corey for Season Two.
    • Declan for Season Three.
  • Black Comedy Cannibalism: During a starvation (or drug)-induced hallucination, Pack consumes part of a corpse, after some coaxing.
  • Chekhov's Gun:
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    • "Always shoot the hostage." Danny tells Owen to shoot the hostage in a hostage situation, if one of them or anyone else is held at gunpoint. In the season 1 finale, Owen shoots Danny in the leg and ambushes Steve.
    • "The Florence Way." Florence pretends to lose her bra in season 2 to distract the pirates so that the survivors can ambush them. It comes back in the season finale when Danny pretends to lose his pants to get away from Corey.
    • Steve's chess piece, when he uses in the season three finale against Declan.
  • Deserted Island: It wouldn't be a Lost parody if the characters weren't on a deserted island, right?
  • Disc-One Final Boss: The Barracuda and her pirate crew are the antagonists for the first half of season 2.
  • Hidden Depths: Bruce, while a redneck, has an Indian in-law. They had an Indian wedding and he had the time of his life. He also knows how to operate the cruise ship.
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  • Hope Spot: The show is filled with them. Each time they get close to going home, something happens to ruin it. Notably when they get on a cruise to go home, and Corey sabotages it in order to get Florence.
  • I Hate Future Me: Jess loses her memory after she is shocked and thinks that she is nineteen years old, not remembering her life with Todd. When Todd tells her that she quit college to be with him and how he fell in love with her after she yelled at an old man, she is disgusted that she has turned into such a monster and leaves him.
  • Island of Mystery: The second island in the season 2 finale. The island is full of land mines and it is possible that they are being watched by some people.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Declan and his friends in the third season.
  • Lost at Sea: Todd and Florence find themselves lost at sea the next morning when trying to escape, with their food, supplies, and a deadly sick Emma floating away from them.
  • Married at Sea: Todd and Jess on the pirate cruise ship, with the ceremony officiated by Corey.
  • Pirate Booty: Pack and Steve find $165,000 worth of ransom money on the cruise ship.
  • Rape, Pillage, and Burn: The pirates capture a Hot Chili Red Peppers parodied cruise ship, and attack the ship boarders.
  • Running Gag:
    • Nobody knows who Corey is, even when he introduces himself on several occasions.
    • All the summaries in DirecTV always end with "The island makes a discovery that could change everything."
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  • Sanity Slippage: Corey in the last few episodes of season two, big time. Also, Chet near the end of season three.
  • Tropical Island Adventure: Like Lost, the series takes place on a tropical island that the cast ended up on after a plane crash.
  • Yandere: Corey is obsessed with Florence, even willing to sabotage the ship the group is sailing home on.
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