Robin Hood 3 Seasons 2009

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11. The Enemy of My Enemy TV-PG CC

The gang is shocked when Robin announces that Gisborne is joining their fight against Isabella, but can their uneasy truce survive? Robin and Gisborne then travel to York to save their half-brother Archer from execution, and find that he has made a formidable enemy in the Sheriff of York.

Starring:
Jonas Armstrong, Richard Armitage
Runtime:
45 minutes
Original air date:
June 13, 2009

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The Enemy of My Enemy

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, Adventure, Action
Director Graeme Harper
Starring Jonas Armstrong, Richard Armitage
Supporting actors David Harewood, Gordon Kennedy, Sam Troughton, Joe Armstrong, Lara Pulver, Clive Standen, Joanne Froggatt, Tracy Ann Oberman, Anthony O'Donnell, David Sterne, Chook Sibtain, Matt Devere, Péter Takátsy
Season year 2009
Network BBC America
Producers Charles Hubbard, Tom Mullens
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

I thought seasons 1 and 2 were better.
Greg A. Maldewin
The series was great, well acted, and very uplifting.
sharon adams
Too bad it ended, it was a fun show to watch.
Laughsalot

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

174 of 185 people found the following review helpful By R. M. Fisher TOP 1000 REVIEWER on November 29, 2009
Format: DVD
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS

There are many things you can do in a "Robin Hood" retelling. The BBC's version of the legend has proved beyond the shadow of a doubt that killing off Maid Marian is definitely not one of them - though I'm sure many of us could have told them that *before* they actually went through with it. Prior to the airing of the third season of "Robin Hood", Laura Burrows of IGN interviewed Jonas Armstrong (Robin) on the upcoming series, with emphasis on the departure of Lucy Griffiths. She ended her article with this prediction:

"In total, the actor made light of Griffiths' quick exodus and did his best to throw us a few bones for the third season, but it seems that the writers may be scrambling to fill in the gaps made by a missing love interest and that the cast will be flying by the seat of their pants, acting scene-by-scene, until they came come to grips with an unsteady storyline." (August 4, 2008)

Burrows' prediction was spot-on. Although there are plenty of note-worthy things about Season Three, the show has lost most of its charm - not just because of Marian's death, but due to the complete restructuring of the show itself by new management. The man responsible for the decision to kill Marian (series creator Dominic Mingella) played no part in this season, credited as "creator" in the opening credits, but contributing nothing to the directing, writing or storylines at all. This is distinctly odd considering the self-congratulatory tones he took in various interviews and on the Season Two DVDs, in which he calls Marian's death an opportunity to "rock the show to its core," to "see a darker side to Robin," and to "open up new storytelling possibilities.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Cathy Young on December 30, 2009
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One big challenge of this season was to cope with the loss of Marian. As a number of people have noted, her death left a big emotional hole at the center of the show, one that Season 3 was never quite able to fill (despite Isabella). At the same time, it set up some fascinating storylines, particularly for Guy of Gisborne. Do I wish they hadn't killed Marian? Yes and no -- obviously, it depends on what sort of alternate Season 3 we would have gotten with Marian alive. I realize that for some people a "Robin Hood" without Robin and Marian is unthinkable, but I'm not one of those people. I also didn't mind the lack of a happy ending; many versions of "Robin Hood" do not end happily, and this version of RH was always pretty dark, IMO, despite its lighthearted moments.

With that in mind, here are my grades for the various components of this season....

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* Guy's character arc. It was fascinating to watch Guy grow a spine vis-a-vis the Sheriff. I liked the fact that his remorse and horror at what he has done does not immediately plunge him into a quest for atonement. Instead he becomes an even darker character for a while than he was in S1/2; he flails around, first seeking revenge against Robin and sinking deeper and deeper into self-loathing, then throwing himself back into ambition and the quest for power only to realize how empty that quest is, and hitting rock bottom before he can rediscover his humanity and reconnect to his love for Marian. I'm not a huge fan of the "redemption by death" motif, and (apparently unlike Richard Armitage) I don't care for the idea that Guy had to die at the end to pay for his crimes.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Melunna on August 10, 2010
Format: DVD
...because this show was genuinely one of my favorite things in life. It had so many wonderful things, and even after the second season ended, I held out hope that the third season would work its magic to make the lack of Marian-Djaq-Will bearable. But no. The last few episodes literally had me crying--all the characters I had loved since the beginning met lackluster and pitiful ends. I felt so bad that this is how I would last remember them. The new characters weren't terrible per se; they just could not compare with shoes left behind. Isabella was God-awful, and I wishing for her death the moment I saw her on screen. Call me a traditionalist, but to see an evil, manipulative and selfish character replace the determined and righteous Marian was just too much. Tuck was promising but faded into just another prop piece with an occasional line or two. I can say though the last three minutes were my favorite part of the series, but I didn't like what I went through to get there. I really wish I hadn't seen this season, it just left me feeling empty and depressed over what became of the show.
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21 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Laurie C. Davis on November 18, 2009
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The reason I love this series is because it is so much fun. I am a huge fan of the Robin Hood legend. My favorite rendition is Errol Flynn ("Adventures of Robin Hood", 1938) but what Jonas Armstrong brings to the character shouldn't be missed. Armstrong's facial expressions and delivery makes you love Robin even more.

The actors who portray Hood's gang was well cast. They play off each other beautifully. I feel the group is more unified that I have ever seen before-I love it when they state together, "WE ARE ROBIN HOOD". you realize that is is more than one person, it is an ideal.

The storytelling is also well done. It gives you more than Robin Hood and his band of thieves stealing from the rich (and giving to the poor). From the beginning of season 1, you discover the history of Robin Hood, the Sheriff of Nottingham (brilliantly played by Keith Allen), the battle of the throne between Richard and John as well as how the gang was formed.

The 3rd and last on BBC America is another gem even though I miss Allen as the Sheriff (was in the first few episodes only). There has been a different approach (with new characters) and unique story lines this season-like discovering that Robin's father is still alive and he has a half-brother. Of the three seasons, I would say the 2nd is my favorite.

So many people are critical of certain details (i.e. accuracy of costumes). Personally, I think it is a beautiful telling of the legend in every way. It is an enjoyable series-lighthearted and fun.

I hate to say goodbye to Jonas Armstrong's Robin Hood after only three seasons. Thank goodness for DVDs so I can continue to invite him, Big John, Much, Tuck and the others in my home.
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