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  1.  (961.21)
    And really now, we all know that Errol Flynn is Robin Hood.

    "Why, you speak treason!"
    "Fluently."
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    The BBC's Robin Hood is just awful, I'd rather watch the version I saw one time that looked as if it was made by the same people as Xena Warrior Princess.

    As for ITV, it is nothing but a turd floating in the toilet of the British media now. With the move over to digital it will become more and more irrelevant every year. Even UKTV Gold will end up as more highly regarded.
    • CommentAuthortmofee
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2008
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    I've heard so much bad stuff about Robin Hood, I've given it a miss. I'm glad I did. I think The ABC are showing it now.
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      CommentAuthorm1k3y
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2008
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    @tmofee - yup, series2 just started

    i watched maybe 10 mins, since i'd also heard that Keith Allen ruled as the Sheriff.
    Guy of Gisbourne is the best though. where did he get his shirt?!

    awesome shirt of Gisbourne

    now, ITV has Primeval.. which, for me at least, is awesome B-grade stuff.. s02e04 was fantastic.

    in fact, i dare say this show is better than Torchwood.. (yes, not saying a whole lot).
    to me Primeval embraces it's B-Grade'ness.. whilst Torchwood's just crap putting on airs (despite a fantastic start to s2, it's gone straight back to being ordinary)
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    ... I want that shirt. That looks incredibly comfy.
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      CommentAuthorVespers
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2008
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    THE best Robin Hood treatment ever is the movie Robin Hood: Men in Tights (Not least because of a cameo at the end of Patrick Stewart as King Richard). No other version will ever come close.

    Also, supernatural elements in Robin Hood? Weeeird.
    • CommentAuthorsacredchao
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2008
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    I watched the first two or three episodes, then decided it wasn't for me. It just seemed kind of silly, with mediocre (at best) acting, annoying modernization of the language, and really bad editing.
    • CommentAuthorElohim
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2008
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    It was a horrible, horrible useless version of Robin Hood complete with Blue Peter presenters, army boots and hoodies.
    Richard Armitage was the closest to there being anything good about it.
    • CommentAuthorCraig Shaw
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2008
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    Sub-par, Xena-style action and camerawork, shitty Relic Hunter soundtrack, atrocious writing, acting and design. Robin Hood, along with Torchwood, is proof that the Doctor Who restart was a fluke for modern, British, mass-market TV.

    Can anyone recommend anything else I should watch produced on my own, fair shores? (I'm getting around to watching Life On Mars on DVD, so need to mention that).
    • CommentAuthorCaBil
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2008
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    Sweet monkey Jesus

    That Star Fleet is the stuff of nightmares, it looks like the bastard child of Thunderbirds and Force Five.

    I have to see more!
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    thats because it IS the bastrda child of thunderbirds and force five.

    all of the bad guys had voices that were genuinely scary to me as a two year old
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2008
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    Starfleet owned a large part of my childhood. The theme tune for the British dubs was performed by Brian May.
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    @ warren
    are you saying you didn't like the Robin of Sherwood series? Because thats just silly. even if some elements were introduced for the sake of the series, it was still just really damn good...

    @everyone else that went off topic
    stop that

    @everyone that stayed on topic
    so the general consensus is its crap? Cos I was considering keeping it as my "guilty pleasure d/l" but I don't reckon its even worthy of that. Even in a time where the strike is mostly rendering me d/l less, I still don't wanna waste my quota on it...
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    are you saying you didn't like the Robin of Sherwood series? Because thats just silly. even if some elements were introduced for the sake of the series, it was still just really damn good...

    I was commenting on your noting the lack of a supernatural element in the current tv version of Robin Hood. No reason for there to be one.

    "Some" elements were introduced for the sake of the series, heh...
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    Yet you still haven't answered the question...

    I thought the Herne the Hunter part added something to the mythological side of the character. No it wasn't an original part of the story, but we're not exactly talking about a historical figure. Sure its loosely based on an actual person, but where the fact and fiction lies is blurry, so why not add something extra?
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    I think the only problem with Robin Hood is the scheduling and advertising.

    It's in Dr Who's slot on saturday primetime so everyone expects it to be of the same caliber when really this belongs at 5pm on a weekday on CBBC for the kids.
    It's a pantomime, albiet with a big budget, not meant to be taken seriously.
    It needs to be compared to My Parents Are Aliens not Robin of Sherwood.