Robin Hood

Oct. 14th, 2006 09:06 pm
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Good lord, this is so bad and yet I can't look away. I have a Robin Hood fetish that will not let me.

Robin looks not like a rat, but like a particularly useless ferret. One without any charisma or any reason for any one to follow him. Also he cannot act, though he does a very modern 'I will show you my underwear' thing. John, on the other hand, is rather excellent and should clearly be leader.

The sodding matrix effects have got to go. They are clearly all the show has in the way of thought and creative effort and yet they are nothing but annoying.

Much is rather fun, but would be better off without the useless ferrety Robin

Where have they spent all their money? That must have been some really good catering they had going.

ETA: How could I have forgotten clench mouthed Maid Marion and her horrific sort of stretch garment/faux medieval outfit? Also I admire the way mud appears and disappears at will. When you need a good peasanty, writhing in the mud scene, there it is, and when you want a nice dry set it's all gone.

Date: 2006-10-15 04:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nostalgia-lj.livejournal.com
I keep forgetting to watch that. Is it really as bad as people say?

Date: 2006-10-15 04:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
It is even worse. I think Tony Blair might have written its paeon for proper local enterprise, where all ills can be solved if only people could sell crap trinkets to each other.

I HATE THIS SHOW AND YET I CANNOT STOP WATCHING. Help me, please...

Date: 2006-10-15 09:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] astropoet.livejournal.com
Don't worry it'll be over by Christmas!

Or get your Robin of Sherwood DVDs out and watch them instead!

Date: 2006-10-15 04:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
Don't worry it'll be over by Christmas!

The sad thing is that I will no doubt go to the effort of watcing every episode, knowing full well what the show is and then complain all of the time.

Or maybe when I feel the urge to watch it I should just do what you said and take out Robin of Sherwood to satisfy my Robin Hood fetish.

Date: 2006-10-15 10:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pontisbright.livejournal.com
I'm stunned by just how awful it is, to be honest. It all has this odd gloss of an 'international' production, as if they spent the whole production going 'let's not make this too good, we want to sell it to the Croatians!' Robin is just repellent. And the whole thing's so bloody slow! Look, everyone, it's Will Scarlet! I wonder if he will eventually join Robin and his merry men in Sherwood and live as an outlaw? Except, er, we haven't got to that bit yet. Ooh, and there's Little John! I wonder if Robin will end up inspiring him and their two groups will merge together in heroicness? Only, you know, let's not get hasty. We want to have more anachronistic padding and some pathetically limp rubbish with Marion.

You're right, John was quite charismatic. The idea that anyone would decide to follow ferretboy instead is daft. Maybe they're going for a radical reworking of the legend in which Robin is crapulous, and has to live on his own in a separate bit of Sherwood, being educated in how to be a good outlaw by people who have charm and less annoying hair. (This is why there is no Tuck. Suddenly it all makes sense!)

Date: 2006-10-15 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
You're right, John was quite charismatic. The idea that anyone would decide to follow ferretboy instead is daft. Maybe they're going for a radical reworking of the legend in which Robin is crapulous, and has to live on his own in a separate bit of Sherwood, being educated in how to be a good outlaw by people who have charm and less annoying hair. (This is why there is no Tuck. Suddenly it all makes sense!)

I would weep for joy if this were the case. Why are you not writing for them? The only thing I would add is that they would tell him to have the courage to either grow a real beard or shave the growth he has off, because it just adds to his reppellentness. And they would only let him eat dead rats until he did something about it.

Marion is useless. They've taken their one female character and decided that all she can do is stand around and shout at Robin while wearing horrific clothes. And say 'I can't do aught because of my poor old Dad, but why don't you go and do something manly and heroic.'

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