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Judging by its opening moments quite a lot of this show will rely on you:

a. Not minding that Robin looks rather like a rat*

b. Believing that the average horse runs much slower than a human

ETA: c. Thinking that a 30 year old in the middle ages could have a 20 something permed daughter

*No really, what were they thinking when they cast him?

ETA 2: I have a horrible feeling that with this show I will be one of those annoying people posting about what is wrong with the show endlessly. In my defence this is because Robin Hood is one of those things I will watch in any form, because I love the story. And thus I am incapable of resisting a Robin Hood series, even if the best thing about it is not ratty Robin or the somewhat bovine Marian but the evil Gisbourne. And there is always the potential that it will all improve in the later episodes and I hold out great hope of that.

And I do have one serious question: what did they do with the budget? It looked like they had a cast of 20s there and there was little sign of the serious money being spent (though Nottingham from the outside looked rather good). But I understand this is a big budget series, so the money must be going somewhere.

Date: 2006-10-08 09:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ysrith.livejournal.com
oh thank god it was not just me. I had exactly the same response. See LJ review. It was dreadful. I kept sitting there wondering what the hell the BBC had been thinking of?

Date: 2006-10-08 05:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I didn't think it was terrible - just not very good, which, er, I guess isn't much of difference. Like you I wonder what the BBC was thinking with this; it didn't look like they had a good idea about what they should do, they just thought 'oh, it must be time for a new Robin Hood series.'

Date: 2006-10-08 09:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] astropoet.livejournal.com
I watched 5 minutes of it. I objected strongly to the short haircuts..

But my overriding opinion of it before it even started why bother? Just show Robin of Sherwood again.

Date: 2006-10-08 05:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
Just show Robin of Sherwood again.

Pretty much my thought. One of the things I liked about that show was not only was it a riproaring fun show but they also had an idea about what they wanted to do with the legend. This one has no thought at all, and it's not flashy enough to just be a pretty, pretty show for the kiddies. And Robin Hood looks like a rat. Hmmphf.

Date: 2006-10-08 02:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kalliopeia.livejournal.com
Robin of Sherwood! <3 <3 <3!!!

I loved that show. LOVED. IT. I must have been about 13 or 14 when it aired here, I don't remember. Which would have been around the same time as the original air dates, I guess. I just remember falling madly in love with it, and to this day it's the only filmed incarnation of Robin Hood that I've ever flipped out over (I do rather like the one with Kevin Costner but that's mostly because he was so hilariously bad and Alan Rickman was so deliciously awesome).

In my mind, this show was exactly how it all went down way back when.

And that guy who played Will Scarlet was sexy. :D

Date: 2006-10-08 05:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I loved (and still do) Robin of Sherwood. I bought the DVDs a while back and was surprised by how well it held up. Michael Praed was my first TV crush, but Will Scarlet had a certain rugged appeal when I rewatched it as an adult.

But this one is just very meh; it wants to be all jokey and knowing but it's not very well written (or cast, IMO) and it doesn't really have a feel at all. It's just people with arrows doing things.

Date: 2006-10-08 08:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
a. Not minding that Robin looks rather like a rat*

I watched this today on Teleport - he is kind of ugly and skinny, isn't he. Hmm. Must watch some more.

Date: 2006-10-08 08:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I will keep watching it for the hotness of Richard Armintage's Guy. But it really is not a good sign for a Robin Hood show that I find Guy more interesting and more charismatic than Robin.


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