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My word, but that was embarrassing! I hate to say it, but for once, the critics were right, and no amount of prettiness provided by Richard Armitage can save the 'updated for the 21st century' version of Robin Hood. It is dire. The writing is all over the place, the special effects/fight sequences are a shambles, and the props are ludicrous. Not only is Robin's bow design not that of a 12th century bow, and have the Norman guards uniforms very little to do with their historical attire; but who at the BBC props department came up with the idea to dress the merry men as modern day travellers with doorags and knitted many-coloured jumpers? Where did the Calvin Klein underwear come from? And what Sheriff of Nottingham would ever be seen dead going to bed in black silk pyjamas ca. 1200 AD?

There's only one thing that can help obliterate this stain from my memory: I need to watch my Robin of Sherwood-DVDs again stat....and then once more for good measure.



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Oct. 14th, 2006 08:47 pm (UTC)
I gave up about twenty minutes in,for tonight`a episode,it is so abysmal.
Oct. 14th, 2006 09:09 pm (UTC)
I only persevered in hopes of more Richard-viewing opportunities, but...no, I can't see myself tuning in to this drivel ever again.
Oct. 14th, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC)
Bad!! pure and simple.

Richard WAS pretty though.

sorry, but you had to suffer it once. To understand!!
Oct. 14th, 2006 09:16 pm (UTC)
It was exactly as you'd warned me earlier -- bad, bad, bad. It started off bad then went progressively worse after that, and I wouldn't have lasted the full 45 minutes if it had't been for the very sexy, very manly, very attractive Mr. Thornton Guy of Gisbourne. Maid Marion needs her head read for preferring that Arctic Monkey lookalike to him.
Oct. 14th, 2006 10:07 pm (UTC)
I firmly believe in the powers of the ff button. *nods*
Oct. 14th, 2006 10:17 pm (UTC)
On the TV?
Oct. 14th, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC)
Well no... ;-) *coughs* or taping would help with that, though.
Oct. 18th, 2006 12:36 pm (UTC)
I watched it the other night and thought of you actually and how much you would hate it. It really was atrocious. The editing ! The acting ! The script ! Terry Wogan will be recieving an angry email for 'Points Of View' this week I think ! xxx
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