Robin Hood: The Complete Series
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And the success of this "Robin Hood" rest squarely on Jonas Armstrong's shoulders. Armstrong is a star! Perhaps a bit slight for a true action hero, Armstrong is wildly appealing and has great comic timing. His need to be loved by the people is a running gag and one that works exceedingly well--but, then again, who wouldn't love this Robin? Keith Allen is a stellar Sheriff of Nottingham, this is comic villainy at its finest. Richard Armitage as Guy of Gisborne is the show's real menace and does a nice job with a somewhat underwritten part (he isn't fully fleshed out until season 2). Lucy Griffiths plays an earnest Marion--updated to hero status herself just to be fair. At first, the show had trouble incorporating Marion into the main action and her tone was always more somber--but a balance is reached as the show progresses.Read more ›
Robin of Locksley and his faithful manservant Much return home from five years fighting the Third Crusade (yes, *five* years, that's your first clue that the writers never bothered with silly things like research and accuracy) only to find that the England has changed in their absence. Nottingham is ruled by the tyrannical and slightly unhinged Sheriff Vaizey, and Locksley's lands and estates have been seized by the deep-voiced, dark-stubbled, leather-clad Guy of Gisborne.
Neither is there a warm welcome waiting in the arms of Lady Marian. Robin's childhood sweetheart is severely unimpressed by his reappearance - at least, that's what she wants him to think.Read more ›
I now have the opinion that Jonas Armstrong is the only one who can truly play Robin Hood, but I also found myself loving Keith Allen's portrayal of the Sheriff of Nottingham. When the bad guys are on screen without the accompanying hero, my eyes are still glued to the screen.
If you haven't seen the show though, you should be forewarned about season(series) 3. (I'll try to keep this vague enough so I don't give anything away, but be forewarned if you don't want anything given away). I could deal with the way they ended season 2, but everything seems to fall apart in season 3, so expect a lot of variations in the final season. Not only do a lot of the former characters get shoved to the background, but the new characters they introduce come nowhere close to filling that void. Prince John is the only character, in my opinion, that comes close to the former characters that mixed comedy/action. And, there were a few episodes I thought were a complete waste of time as they had nothing to do really with Robin Hood protecting the people of Nottingham, and instead seemed to try and set up characters for another season after Jonas Armstrong's departure. If you prepare yourself for a letdown after two great seasons of show though, then you should be able to sit back and watch without too much angst.
If you loved the show and can forgive the faults in season 3, then get the whole series.Read more ›
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Currently watching in 2016--this show has its ups and downs. It is predictable, costumes are not great, it is not historically accurate, etc.... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED the BBC Robin Hood the complete series DVD.
The Stars, the soundtrack, the acting and episodes were truly Amazing. Read more
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