Robin Hood - Season One (5DVD)
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People's hero, war hero, romantic hero and leader of the world's most famous resistance group...Robin Hood is known and loved by millions around the world. His fight against a corrupt government and greedy officials is something we all can connect with. Fun, modern and intelligent, the BBC's Robin Hood is guaranteed to appeal to today's sophisticated viewers and is set to be as popular as the new Doctor Who. Sharp, witty scripts by Dominic Minghella and a striking new look set the tone as the BBC updates this popular legend for all the family.

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Featurette:Hood Academy Featurette
Other:Character profiles
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Featurette:Robin Hood - The Making of Featurette Dressing Hood Featurette Designing the Hood Featurette

Every generation gets the Robin Hood it deserves. After a dashing adventure (The Adventures of Robin Hood), a ponderous retelling (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves), spoofs (Mel Brooks' When Things Were Rotten and Robin Hood: Men in Tights), and even a cartoon (Disney's Robin Hood), this thoroughly modern 2006 BBC series brings cheeky wit, exuberant action, and fierce fencing and special effects-enhanced archery to the party. Scruffy Robin (Jonas Armstrong) returns home from the Crusades war-weary and "changed." But when he finds the countryside under the taxing grip of the brutal (he crushes birds with his bare hands!) Sheriff (Keith Allen) and his glowering lieutenant, Guy of Gisbourne (Richard Armitage), he takes up his bow and arrow against the injustice.

Series 1 depicts how Robin of Locksley becomes "Robin of the Wood" and then "Robin Hood," robbing from the rich and, well, you know the drill. "The peasants' hero," this Robin is a tad vainer than previous screen incarnations. As his former servant and wisecracking sidekick Much (Sam Troughton, who can be a bit much himself), observes, Robin likes to linger after his good deeds to see the looks of gratitude. Marian (Lucy Griffiths) is another revelation. The daughter of Nottingham's former sheriff, she doesn't exactly welcome Robin back with open arms. "Five years and you're still peddling the same drivel," she says after he spouts some romantic tripe. A formidable fighter and champion of justice herself, she has a surprising moonlighting gig best not revealed here. We also see the gathering of Robin's men (none call them "merry"), including hulking Little John (Gordon Kennedy), Allan-a-Dale (Joe Armstrong), and Will Scarlett (Harry Lloyd). Beautifully filmed in Hungary (what; England was booked?), Robin Hood is mostly grand escapist adventure, but there are unnerving scenes of violence that raise the stakes. In one episode, a peasant who won't reveal Robin's whereabouts has his tongue cut out, (mercifully offscreen). In another, a child is the victim of a sniper's arrow. . Robin Hood takes liberties with the oft-told story of the legendary folk hero, but it's so well played and rousingly entertaining, few should mind. --Donald Liebenson

Customer Reviews:

  • Uninspired Amature Drivel
    This is the first review I've ever written on Amazon, but I was so moved by how all around horrible this series is, I felt it was my duty to warn others about it.
    There are so many bad things about this production of Robin Hood I don't really know where to begin......

    The writing is more than exceptionally poor, the fact that the production is being presented as a period piece yet attempts to modernize the image of Robin Hood into a hipster accounts for that.
    It seems they wanted to make the production as politically correct as possible, which again, conflicts with a believable and enjoyable portrayal of this time period to everyone except drooling morons of which there apparently are enough of in this world to give this trainwreck a second season.

    I mean come on, a Robin Hood who doesn't shoot any of the sheriff's men and who is threatening to kill the sheriff in every episode. Jeez.

    There are so many holes in the writing that going into extensive detail would take too much time, and I'm already trying to forget that I ever wasted my time watching this. I have even considered a full on lobotomy to remove it from my mind completely, it seems like it would almost be worth it.

    I am generally baffled by the random paper thin motivations of the characters and situations that I truly marvel at how the script got to the screen to begin with.

    The Costume designs are another oddity, it's as if they could never really decide on and commit to either doing a period piece or a modern one and tried to please both camps by landing somewhere in the middle.
    Marion's are especially bad, as well as Guy Gisborn who is wearing what plays as a futuristic sci-fi leather coat which looks like a reject costume design from Dune.

    Fight scenes play out as if they were shot in a film student's backyard with his friends to get an idea of what "staged" combat is like to film.
    There seems to always be a lack of extras to play the sheriff's men so Robin and his men are rarely outnumbered but usually run away from the brawl. I suppose if they stayed, fought and took the castle it would mean the end of the series, what a pity and a loss to the artistic world that would be....

    The editing is an amature mess, one would probably have better luck getting a better overall presentation if you choose a name from a phone book at random and had them cut the film.

    This series is a good example of the trite crap that is turned out by mediocre film school graduates who go to work for the BBC because they either lack real creativity or are simply whoring themselves out for the paycheck. I really do think that the studio hired people to write rave reviews for this on here, or at least I'd like to give people the benefit of the doubt of having good taste.
    But alas, the fact that this series has a second season shakes my faith in humankind and reminds me that we truly are living in a dark age.

    Don't buy this series, rent it, or even watch it for free, unless you are researching what not to do when making films. If it is viewed in this way, then it is a valuable tool in combating the chance that something like this will ever be made again and it should be studied throughly.

    If you already own the series, dig at least a three foot hole, place the box set inside and burn it, then bury the melted mess so we are not embarassed in the eyes of future generations if a copy of this is ever found.
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  • Great Show
    I have always been a fan of british TV shows - this is a very good drama, great acting, humor and story lines....more info
  • For lazy Saturday nights
    Historical Drama this is not, but it is light Saturday night entertianment, for those times when you want to watch something cliched, and a little immature.

    The costumes are absurd and rather silly at times, Norman soldiers with yellow plumes on their helmets ans striped sleeves, women in trousers in the twelfth century, cowboy hats and leather trenchcoats. The dialouge, characterisation and style fare little better. A token saracen girl who does little except whine and tie people up, Maid Marion a perfect superwoman, constantly strutting about full of her own self importance, and Gisborne who is about as good with a sword as a one legged dog.
    Not forgetting Sheriff Vasey, the delighfully dastardly comic villian, with his far fetched money making schemes.

    Last and best of all Nottingham castle, the worst defended fortress in all England, easy to break into and out of, and whose guards have an uncanny ability not a notice a person standing in front of them.

    Ceryainly not one to be taken seriously, but after working all day and kicking off the shoes from your sore feet, it's a good laugh, even if only at the ridiculousness of it.
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  • Sherwood Forest Renewed
    A BBC drama fan, at first, I did not like this adaptation of the Robin Hood legend. However, the more I watched, the more I wanted to watch. Lucy Griffiths is superb, and Jonas Armstrong gives Robin a "rough, edgy" quality not seen in previous versions....more info
  • british action drama
    Great casting for this series. Chemistry between these actors create a series I can watch over and over again. Sad that there are only two seasons....more info
  • Charming if you set your expectations right
    Whether or not you like the BBC's new version of Robin Hood will depend largely on what you are looking for in entertainment. If you are looking for a serious show, a history lesson, a classic interpretation of Robin Hood or if you eschew all things modern then you should look elsewhere. However, if you are looking to enjoy a few hours of guilty pleasure that is light and campy enough to make you feel good, but with characters complex enough to keep you interested, then you will thoroughly enjoy this charming series from the BBC. The acting is superb, the cinematography lovely and there is fun to be found in each episode.

    Granted, the show relies heavily on the suspension of disbelief and the writers make no attempt to offer an authentic version of medieval life - but surprisingly this is what makes the series so fresh and alluring.

    And while the scenarios may seem implausible, the characterizations are the most realistic I've seen of any Robin Hood interpretation. What kind of noble lives in the forest with a bunch of outlaws and steals from rich people to give to poor people? According to this series, Robin Hood - well played by Jonas Armstrong - is trying to atone for his sins. He feels guilty for the numerous murders he committed in the name of a war he no longer believes in and wants to set things right not only with Nottingham but with his inner demons.

    This question of motive and circumstance is what gives the series its backbone. The production avoids a black and white narrative of good vs. evil. Amidst the lighthearted romp is the exploration of the very grey areas on the subject. For all his admirable qualities, Robin Hood is not a saint. He is reckless, egoistic and exhibits a ruthlessness that often disappoints his loyal followers. Conversely, his rival, the vicious Sir Guy of Gisbourne, reveals a tender side in his love for Marian. He is willing (unlike Robin) to express the depth and sincerity of his affection, and Richard Armitage's skillful portrayal allows the audience to feel Gisbourne's desire for redemption acutely.

    Here is an opportunity to laugh and to lose yourself in characters whose circumstances are far fetched even as their internal dilemmas hit close to home.
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  • AMAZING!!!
    This was a gift for my daughter and she loved it. BBC America comes out with such great shows and it was so nice to find the whole season so quickly....more info
  • Brilliant!
    Here is a series which proves that brilliant writing, great acting and wit can be spell binding without gratuitous sex; that clever story line with drama and wit can be presented without foul language; that difficult Life issues can be presented with wisdom and grace.

    This is just great fun and entertainment for all ages. This is family fare without mediocrity.

    A fine cast of actors, mostly young, lead by Richard Armitage and Jonas Armstrong bring new faces and energy to familiar historic territory. This is flawless entertainment at its best....more info
  • Awesome Show!
    One of the best TV series I've come accross. I got it just before finals week and although I was too busy to watch it all right away, one of my roomates pounced on it and watched the entire season (13 shows) in practically one sitting!...more info
  • Not A Pair Of Tights In Sight!
    In my opinion this is a fresh new take on one of the most well known stories of all time. I've read countless reviews of people complaining about it's modern undertone, so I'll say now if your looking for a classic retelling of Robin Hood, don't even bother. By no means historically accurate, it adds a new contemporary feel that I think makes it unique. I admit Marian wouldn't have acted like that in those days, and the dialogue is very 21st century. But WHO CARES? If it wasn't as modern and contemporary as it is, I don't think it would be so popular. But of course a leather clad Sir Guy of Gisborne doesn't hurt at all either....more info
  • Robin Hood Next Gen
    As a child I was always fond of the tale of Robin Hood. He was very much the blue print of modern day super heroes. His bravery and benevolence had a profound effect on me so I was very interegd when I heard the BBC was making a new and modern version. After watching the first season I was pretty pleased with the direction that they decided to take with Robin. The basic outline has Robin returning with his man servant from the Crusades only to find his beloved home town of Locksley run by a corrupt sheriff. Robin has a choice, give in to the Sheriff and retain the lands owned to him or resist. Robin resists of course and take to the woods where he wages (non bloody) gorilla warfare on the Sheriff and his goons. Robin Hood is pretty entertaining but it goes get repetitive quick. Many episodes are the following, The Sheriff or Robin have a plan to screw the other over, One of Robin's men gets caught, Robin rescues them. The Sheriff gets mad,swears revenge. usually in that order. With that aside the show has some cool components that make it unique to other versions of Robin hood. Like Marian being the vigilante "The Knight Watchmen" and the constant back drop of the Crusades. Though the show often wanders into "Xena: Warrior Princess" like campy it still is very worth addition to the Robin Hood Mythos. check it out!...more info
  • Count me in with these Merry Men
    This Robin Hood is a lark that I enjoy watching with my pre-teen son. Most of the episodes have the near perfect blend of action and great performances, and one of the few really interesting triangle of Robin, Marion and Guy. All of the main characters are exceptionally well cast, though I have to say that I really enjoy Jonas Armstrong as Robin and Richard Armitage as Guy of Gisborne. I had never seen either actor before this, and I think they will both move on to be MAJOR stars and will be giving Clive Owen and Ewan McGregor a run for their money on the big screen soon. Joe Armstrong as Allan a Dale and Harry Lloyd as Will Scarlett have also grown on me with their much smaller parts... Allan contributes the needed bit of humor and Will is the "conscience" in the band, managing to convey all of what is unsaid in one look or one word. I thought Lucy Griffiths was a little stiff in the beginning episodes, but her Marion grew on me by the end. Although it occasionally throws in a few things that keep it from being completely family friendly (the sheriff is joking one minute then has someone's tongue cut off with scissors??) One or two of the episodes dragged a bit, but all in all I enjoyed every minute of my time in Sherwood and can't wait for Season 2. My biggest complaint? Why does all of the good stuff from the BBC cost so much? ...more info
  • Must See!!
    one of the best shows on television. I am so happy I have BBC America.
    I never would have known about this treeific show!!!...more info
  • Great Show! Fast action! NOT boring!!!
    If you are wondering if ROBIN HOOD is anything like the dozen's of movies -and shows- that have been made about this classic story then let me set your mind at rest...

    This series is original, entertaining, funny, ACTION PACKED, and leaves you wanting more.
    It does my heart good to see a decent depiction of 'Robin Hood'! Every episode is so riveting that you forget you aren't onscreen yourself, fighting the sheriff alongside Robin

    It shows the hero side of robin hood (what robin hood worth his salt wouldn't be a hero) but also the real struggles he would face. He's not a perfect hero, maybe... but certainly one that has chosen to make a difference in his world.

    And when Robin can't accomplish the task with his ingenious swordplay and/or arrow volleys Maid Marian dons the disguise of "the Night Watchman". Sometimes she dons it anway. Take care, Marian! It's a dangerious game you're playing with Sir Guy!

    On the whole, a great show you'll want to see! ...more info
  • Not even worth $20 new.
    There's a reason this is available for $20 new, you get what you pay for, or in this case not even that. At that price I thought I'd give it a try, expecting something at least matching the quality level of Legend of the Seeker. Boy was I wrong. What a horrible waste of time. Tedious, repetitive scripts, cheap sets, and horrendous editing, to name just a few of its many negatives. What an unexpected let down from a modern BBC series.

    I've been an Amazon customer for a long time and this is the first review I've written. I felt it was my duty to warn others to avoid this tripe. Don't be fooled by the inexplicably positive reviews or the interesting cover art, this is junk. ...more info
  • Robin Hood
    This is an excellent version of Robin Hood. It tells a great story, keeps you entertained and I have a lot of fun watching it. ...more info
  • Watch and Be Entertained! and Laugh!
    Robin Hood hasn't been done like this before. The modern spin allows for some fresh stories, costumes, and characters that make this different than all the movies. It is fun to watch, but don't expect the fighting, special effects, or acting to be movie quality. This is a TV show with a much smaller budget and some younger actors, but it is very entertaining to watch. I laughed a lot throughout the episodes but still enjoyed the storylines. If you are a big Robin Hood fan, then it is worth the money. If you aren't a big Robin Hood fan, then you will probably be disappointed....more info
  • Please shoot me...
    Please, someone shoot me. I love the Robin Hood legends and I love period films. Unfortunately, this Robin Hood is lame. Low production, (think Xena and Hercules...but least Xena and Hercules look like they can handle their weapons). This is certainly NOT a period series. Supposedly this Robin Hood has been given a 'modern twist'and thats ok...but it makes me crazy that we are told this takes place in the middle ages, yet our characters continually use VERY modern terms. Kinda kills the 'period' idea. Oh, did I mention the terrible acting and the fact that none of the characters are likable. I just didn't feel anything for them. Mel Brookes' "When Things Were Rotten" was much more amusing and enjoyable....more info
  • Best Price Around!
    My hubby & I got hooked on this show through the BBC, but was shocked when we went to purchase it at the Local BBuy - Holy Cow was it expensive! $72.00 for a TV dvd series? Are you kidding?! I was so surprised when I saw this on Amazon for the price & snatched it up for my husband's Bday - we love it! Thanks for the deal, Amazon!...more info
  • One of the best ever
    This is one of the best Robin Hood's ever! Fantastic and well worth the money. Only wish the BBC would show it in the states!!...more info
  • Misleading info
    I am a little upset about this item I recently purchased on Amazon. I read the description and was glad to see that the languages listed included Spanish. Since this was supposed to be a present for my non English speaking father I thought I had score big with this series.

    Once the package arrived (on time as usual) I was anxious to give the present away, just to be called later on to be told that it did not have any other language options but English. I understand that this is a BBC series and English is the original language, however I trusted Amazon description of the product. So thanks Amazon for misleading this trusting shopper. I end up with a present for myself with this one.

    I have just started watching and the series looks amazing, just wish I can share it with the intended recipient....more info
  • Wow!
    I am thoroughly amazed by how utterly cool this show was. It was nice to see a version of Robin Hood that really swashbuckled, where the merry men were kind of thuggish, and Robin Hood can't just kill the Sheriff because he has to win over the hearts and minds of the people, and get them to overcome their fear of the guy.

    What can I say about Keith Allen's Sheriff of Nottingham? Never has there been a Sheriff who genuinely enjoys being evil so much. I stole this guy's personality for one of my D+D games, and guess what? The players in this game were like "There's no way a human being could be that evil..."

    Well...they're wrong. :) I can't wait to see the sheriff start doing things like "You're a Jeweler, you don't need that leg." and "You're a messenger, you need to run, but you don't need that arm..."

    I can't wait for season two....more info
  • Enjoyable and funny
    "Robin Hood - Season One"
    This modern, 21st Century spin on the classic Robin Hood legend is pretty fun. If you enjoyed purposefully cheesy action series such as "Xena" and "Hercules," there's a good chance you'll like this series, too. Robin and his merry men all develop their personalities fairly slowly, but there's one great character straight out of the gate, and that's Keith Allen's magnificently twisted, puckishly evil Sheriff of Nottingham, a performance that has a lot of Tim Curry in it, but also its own unique charm. I was leery of this show after seeing some of the more critical reviews, but not that I've watched Season One, I'm totally on board. It's not great art, but it is a fun show. Plus, I'm a sucker for Robin Hood stuff anyway, so what's not to love? Definitely worth checking out. (Joe Sixpack, Slipcue film reviews)...more info
  • An Excellent Revision of a Classic Character
    Now there have been many Robin Hoods over the years, from Errol Flynn to Kevin Costner, to Carry Elwes, but this version outshoots them all by far. Not only one of the best visual renditions of the legends ever made, it's also a fantastic Medieval action-adventure in its own right, especially considering that (with the exception of HBO's Rome) most television productions of pre-modern times tend to be horribly campy and cheesy (remember the Xena and Hercules series?). This production of the legends, fresh out of Britain and now playing on BBC America as well as released on DVD is a completely new rendering of the story, made fully modern in it's imagery and poignancy, but still keeping to many of the classic elements of the tale while giving them a new spin.

    First off, Robin himself is younger than his cinematic predecessors. In this version, he is still in his early or mid-twenties. He's a little more cocksure of himself than the other depictions, especially when considering his own mortality. As Marion points out, he acts as if he could never die. He can be a bit of a womanizer too, as evidence in the first episode when he decides to dally with a peasant's daughter right behind her father's back. But Jonas Armstrong proves that Robin is the original romantic swashbuckler, with super-human archery skills to boot. The show takes full use of modern special effects to render Robin's mad bow skills, allowing him to pluck off arrow after arrow with amazing precision. Robin's fighitng style is also different, influenced by his time in the Holy Land. Instead of using the typical English longbow, he wields a shorter re-curved Turkish bow, which the show uses to explain some of the edge of his archery prowess; additionally rather than fighting with a broadsword, he carries a Middle Eastern scimitar. One other thing that this younger, hipper, Robin presents is a far greater sense of altruism and idealism. Sure, the very nature of Robin Hood is his philanthropic "rob from the rich, give to the poor" philosophy, but this time he takes it a step further. While it's clear that Robin could use his superior archery skill to pick off any number of baddies, Robin holds to a philosophy of (almost) non-violence. Far from being a pacifist, he nevertheless refuses to use outright violence to defy the Sheriff and his men, stating several times that bloodshed has solved little. While giving a depth to Robin's charater, it does stretch the level of believability sometimes. There are several moments when Robin is face-to-face with the Sheriff, and could easily put a dagger in his throat or an arrow through his gut, and after the third time this happens you kind of want to shout "Oh off it, and kill the bloody bugger!"

    Speaking of the Sheriff of Nottingham, Keith Allen portrays that most wickedly evil, amusingly dark depiction of the classic villain (sorry Alan Rickman, you're no longer on the top). Unlike in other version of the tale, the Sheriff is no skilled swordsman, maniacal warrior, or masterful battlefield tactician. Keith Allen's Sheriff is older, shorter, and scrawnier, yet no less menacing. The Sheriff here is the brains behind the operation, sitting in his castle at Nottingham and plotting all the evil cruelties to dish out to the peasantfolk. Not just evil, he's actually funny in a dark, twisted sort of way. He gets a queer pleasure out of being evil, and it's rather infectious. You have to chuckle to yourself when he sits watching his guards plucking out peasants' tongues and casually remarks on how he drinks the finest of wines...and yet strangely enough can't taste any of them. Oh well (dumps the wine out). Oh, not to mention he crushes sparrows with his bare hands. At the Sheriff's side is Sir Guy of Guisbourne, played by the darkly handsome and sleekly villainous Richard Armitage. Most versions of the legends have either passed Sir Guy up, or relegated him to a minor role as an ever-failing henchman. Here, he is given all his evil due, dressed in shining black leather that perfectly compliments his sharp, narrow features and blazing eyes. As the Sheriff's strong-arm, he is the military force of the shire, and depicts a cool calm exterior to the Sheriff's often frivolous demeanor. The interplay between the characters is probably one of the best things about the show. It's never openly depicted, but one gets the sense that Sir Guy is rather fed up with the Sheriff, and easily believes he can do a better job. Yet the Sheriff represents job security, and even Sir Guy is a little afraid of him.

    As for the rest of the gang, they also get their fair share of makeovers. Much (or Mudge, depending on what spelling you use) is no longer the gawky miller's son saved by Robin Hood, but is rather Robin's former manservant raised to squire for his valor during the Crusades. He presents an amusing comic relief for the band of Merry Men, and almost every time he opens his mouth, something funny comes out. Will Scarlett is perhaps one of the most drastic changes, both in terms of personality and backstory. In the original ballads and version of the tale, Will is often Robin's cousin, forced into a life of thievery after killing several of the Sheriff's men in self defense. He is usually portrayed as being sneaky, cunning, and not always 100 percent on Robin's side. In this version, Will is the son of one of Robin's serfs, a quiet boy barely in his teens who is sentenced to be hanged for stealing grain from Sir Guy's stores. Little John is also a different character. He still has the super-human strength and massive size that is part and parcel of the character, but he is a more solemn, somber character rather than the boisterous, rowdy man given over in other depictions. When he walks on screen for the first time, you can't mistake him for who he must be, but you also have to remark on the new wardrobe he's given (the most striking being a dark floor-length highwayman's coat). Finally, Marion herself is a striking more ways than one. Lucy Griffiths plays what is perhaps the most gorgeous of all Maid Marions, with rosy cheeks, dark sheeny hair, and the most beautiful pair of grey-green eyes I've ever seen. She is not the naive, simpering maiden of some stories, but a strong-willed character in her own right with convictions just as strong as Robin. All in all, the idea of the Merry Men (who are never actually called such in the series) is more realistic and believable. Instead of being an entire army living in a treetop village in Sherwood Forest, they are ragged band of about half a dozen men, tromping from makeshift campsite to campsite, perpetually on the run and pressed for food and resources.

    As far as the show goes in its production and storytelling, it is also masterful. The series doesn't try to come off as too heavy-handed like some Robin Hood versions (such as the 1992 Kevin Costner film), and maintains a light air of action-adventure. One simply needs to listen to the show's opening theme to get that sense of swashbuckling adventure. Humor is spiced plentifully throughout, offset by the disgustingly vile actions of the Sheriff and Sir Guy. Yet despite the lightheartedness that the show tries to maintain, it rarely devolves into the campy realm of such series as Xena: Warrior Princess or Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Mind you, there are a few moments when plot loopholes or storyline conveniences become a little too much (one has to wonder how many times Robin can sneak into Nottingham Castle without getting caught), but those moments are few and can be easily ignored in the spirit of the series. The only other minor complaint is the episodic nature of the series; most plotlines are developed and wrapped up in a single episode rather than drawing out into intricate and complex scenarios. But again, this is an action-adventure series, not a high drama, and it works for that type of show. All in all, it's an amazing series filled with good old fashioned thrills, swordfights, and chivalrous romance. One of the most dashingly imaginative imaginings of the epic tale, it fails to disappoint and hits all the right bull's eyes.

    Minuses: some rather large plotholes (ignore them and show works fine), some costumes which are rather too modern to be even remotely historically accurate, apparently a budget that wasn't large enough to include real chainmail. Oh, and where the Tuck is the Friar?! After playing him for an entire summer on-cast at a Medieval Faire, I was personally offended with his omission. ...more info
  • Worst Action Series Ever!
    Horrible drivel, the plots frequently don't make sense, characterizations are flat and one dimensional, logic is left by the wayside, poor acting, and a heavy dose of Politically Correct garbage. They don't even try to achieve historical accuracy, African Nobles in Nottingham, Muslim slaves in England, and on and on. Anything as long as the villains are; Christians, men, white people, merchants, lawmen, aristocracy, and on and on...

    "We don't punish thieves, the Sherriff does that," pearls of wisdom from Robin, after villagers capture thieves robbing their village, and then he lets them go, so they can rob Marion's home...

    Add amateurish-unconvincing dialogue and even more dreadful fight scenes (Robin fighting holding a baby looks so bad as to embarrass the audience for watching), makes this my pick for "Worst Action Series Ever"!

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