TV Delight!

Apr. 4th, 2006 01:48 pm
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So in the space of a short time I have:

a) discovered that BBC America is buying Life on Mars. This is astonishing as they currently seem to show nothing but What Not to Wear, Benny Hill, and Footballers' Wives. Because they're wankers and consciously select shows I can't abide.
b) the BBC is making a very expensive series of Robin Hood. Robin Hood is like crack to me. I will watch anything that involves him as a character. Anything.

This is excellent news. Also, I may or may not have written most of a Whofic with the working title of 'Rose Tyler becomes a lesbian,' a touching story of sexual reorientation, alien shopping experiences, and furry animals. Um, I am not quite sure what to do with it as it was mainly written to stop me doing any actual work.

Date: 2006-04-04 02:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Robin Hood. I am such a sucker for him. Probably because I used to watch Robin of Locksley when I was much younger.

Date: 2006-04-04 04:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I loved Robin of Sherwood. I bought the dvds a while back and recalled many happy childhood afternoons watching him leap through the greenwood. Of course, there were tears when the first Robin died and was replaced with an entirely inferior version.

I am soooo looking forward to this whenever it hits American TV.

Date: 2006-04-05 12:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Oh yes. I bought the DVDs last year and it was sooooo good. One of those rare childhood experiences that I had fun rewatching as an adult. And yes, the first Robin is so much cooler. The ending with "there is never enough time" as he tells Marian about loving her? *Bawl*

Date: 2006-04-05 03:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I may watch this again tonight instead of Bollywood or Mars. Yes.

Date: 2006-04-04 11:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aikakone.livejournal.com
Wasn't the BBC responsible for the good Robin Hood series in the 80s that starred Michael Praed? I remember as a kid growing up in the USA watching the show broadcast on Showtime. I used to think Praed was a god. Even at that early age--I couldn't have been more than 9--I knew what I thought was pretty in a male. (Dark hair, definitely dark hair...)

Date: 2006-04-04 11:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
That was ITV. And yes it was excellent. And I cried when Michael Praed's Robin died. It broke my heart. And he was my first crush.

This one should be good. Hopefully PBS will buy it and my Robin Hood craving will be satisfied.

Date: 2006-04-04 11:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aikakone.livejournal.com
Yes, I know exactly what you mean. *sigh* Loved him and I didn't understand why his character had to die. (I might be in the minority who didn't mind Jason Connery's Robin once I got used to him.)

After making my post, I went to IMDb to scope out Michael again. I know he was in The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne a few years back. Too bad I didn't like that show. I tried but eventually got tired of it.

Date: 2006-04-04 11:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I didn't think Jason Connery was so bad, but he was no Michael Praed. He was good at comedy. And he was also in a Who episode. See, all my obsessions come together!

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