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New BBC Robin Hood series

Postby Saaz » Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:22 pm

I haven't seen this show mentioned here, so I wanted to bring it to everyone's attention. My GF and I just finished watching season 1, and really liked it. Be warned, it's not historically accurate, and it's mostly mindless entertainment, sometimes cheesy. But it is fun. :D

It looks like BBC America is about to rerun it:
http://www.bbcamerica.com/tvschedule.jsp?showsList=195
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Postby Shadowviking » Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:34 pm

I saw a few episodes at my Grandma's, it was pretty cool. Unfortunately, I don't get BBC America where I am... :cry:
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Postby DARKspawn » Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:49 pm

An excellent show from the creators of Doctor Who. Not at all historically accurate - but my kinsman Erol Flynn would be proud. I especially like the Sheriff, his dialouge is very well written & he is a great actor. My other favourite aspect is that Mulch the Miller's Son is a main character - an original character from the stories who very rarely makes it into modern interpretations.
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Postby Sir Kohran » Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:21 pm

I don't feel like repeating myself, so here's my earlier post in a different topic...

I'm sorry to rain in on things, but I watched this series when it premiered on BBC 1 and I have to say that it was frankly awful (and most people I've talked to share that opinion). It was political correctness gone mad - there were ethnic minorities everywhere*, Robin used a curved Eastern bow instead of a longbow, and Friar Tuck himself was removed for being offensive to other religions! :roll: Also, the endless 'satire' of the War on Terror through the criticism of the Crusades got very boring. And it was full of bad production; Guy wore a leather jacket, and everyone had lovely clean faces, teeth and clothes, despite living in a forest for weeks. They couldn't even get an English actor for Robin!


So yes. I really disliked this show. I'd rather take Costner's American Robin over this.

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Postby The Shadow Knight » Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:18 pm

It looks like a sweet show, and you could probably get some good Lego ideas.
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Postby evilnailman » Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:47 pm

Series 2 started last Saturday.

I think it's getting more tacky than last year and not a patch on Robin: the Hooded Man from the 80's.

A bit like lego castle then!

I'll still probably watch it as there is not much fantasy stuff on TV at the mo and its better by far than reruns of Hercules

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Postby doodstormer » Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:07 pm

Sir Kohran wrote:I don't feel like repeating myself, so here's my earlier post in a different topic...

I'm sorry to rain in on things, but I watched this series when it premiered on BBC 1 and I have to say that it was frankly awful (and most people I've talked to share that opinion). It was political correctness gone mad - there were ethnic minorities everywhere*, Robin used a curved Eastern bow instead of a longbow, and Friar Tuck himself was removed for being offensive to other religions! :roll: Also, the endless 'satire' of the War on Terror through the criticism of the Crusades got very boring. And it was full of bad production; Guy wore a leather jacket, and everyone had lovely clean faces, teeth and clothes, despite living in a forest for weeks. They couldn't even get an English actor for Robin!


So yes. I really disliked this show. I'd rather take Costner's American Robin over this.

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Postby Tower of Iron Will » Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:52 pm

I just wish my cable company offered the "BBC America" chanel so that I could see what all the fuss is about. :?
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Postby ottoatm » Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:06 pm

Tower of Iron Will wrote:I just wish my cable company offered the "BBC America" chanel so that I could see what all the fuss is about. :?
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LOL - I agree. Although I will say that taking Friar Tuck out is going a bit too far, I don't mind some of the other things (based on what it sounds like, anyway). I do think it's a bit silly to have people of all ethnic backgrounds in a show just for the heck of being PC, but if they did it in a tactful way, then it could be really cool writing/plot in the works.

Ah well, maybe I'll find a cheap pirated DVD somewhere over here and watch it! :P
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Postby Adam » Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:06 pm

Tower of Iron Will wrote:I just wish my cable company offered the "BBC America" chanel so that I could see what all the fuss is about. :?
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haha I agree.

ottoatm wrote:Ah well, maybe I'll find a cheap pirated DVD somewhere over here and watch it! :P

you could just download it..
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Postby Sir Kohran » Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:09 pm

ottoatm wrote:
Tower of Iron Will wrote:I just wish my cable company offered the "BBC America" chanel so that I could see what all the fuss is about. :?
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LOL - I agree. Although I will say that taking Friar Tuck out is going a bit too far, I don't mind some of the other things (based on what it sounds like, anyway). I do think it's a bit silly to have people of all ethnic backgrounds in a show just for the heck of being PC, but if they did it in a tactful way, then it could be really cool writing/plot in the works.

Ah well, maybe I'll find a cheap pirated DVD somewhere over here and watch it! :P


The problem is that it's just pandering to the PC brigade. In the last decade or so, there's been an increasing trend in (apparently) historical movies and television - Christianity and Christian characters are either ridiculed (Kingdom of Heaven) or removed (this show), and ethnic minorities are introduced when they simply wouldn't have been there (there was a recent episode of Doctor Who where they visited Shakespeare, and black people are seen in the crowds and streets, this show did the same). None of this is addressed - apparently England in the middle ages was multicultural and atheist. It's not a matter of racism - I'm all for equality and respect towards other cultures and religions - I just don't like how our own history and religion are shunted aside in shows like this one just so that political correctnes can have its way.

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Postby Sir Kohran » Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:24 am

Oh come on, surely someone has *something* to say? :roll:
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