Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Robin Hood

TV Show: Robin Hood on BBC America (the second season just ended so you're going to have to Netflix it)
Like/Don't Like: Who doesn't love merry men?

Did you like the A-Team? Don't answer that. Everyone liked the A-Team. And if you didn't I'm not sure I want to be your friend. So, we've established that you like the A-Team. That means that you'll like Robin Hood. Because it is totally Medieval A-Team.

There's a band of outlaws, back from war and on the run from bad guys who are suppose to be good, and in their spare time they help out the poor by staging daring and elaborate rescues and not once getting nicked by an arrow. There is an underlying plot that runs throughout the series but this is basically the premise of every episode. And that may sound kind of dull but it worked for the A-Team because the characters where funny and, well, there's just something nice and familiar about it. Like your favorite breakfast cereal, how you keep going back to it over and over again because you know it's always going to be good even though the flavor never changes. It's the same here. There are funny characters and a few witty lines and sometimes they mix up the formula and kill someone off but for the most part it's just fun to watch.

And, it has the added bonus of Richard Armitage*. He's a bad guy, which makes it all the more intriguing. You want to hate him but you just can't.

*I was just talking to some friends the other day who have not watched North and South yet. I'm not sure how this is even possible because I thought I was pretty clear that everyone needed to watch it. I'm not just talking about sometime in the distant future but RIGHT NOW. GO TO BLOCKBUSTER RIGHT NOW AND GET IT. Do not make me get all Queen of the Universe on you.


samandholly said...

Nora and I watch it every week. It's kind of strange watching Robin Hood with a three-year-old. I must say, "BOOO" for the ending of the season finale!

Rach said...

Ooh, I guess that means it will be on DVD soon! We don't get BBC, so I'm really looking forward to watching! I've missed Richard Armitage with leather pants and a greasy mullet. He really is my favorite character on the show, and not just because of North and South (which I'm halfway through for the hundreth time--perfect for watching while doing dishes or crossstitching).

themayerfamily said...

I have season 2 disc one at my house as I write. I can't wait! And I cannot agree with you more about North and South!