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07 May 2007 @ 11:18 pm
Guilty pleasure confession time:

Back in the eighties, there was a little show called Robin of Sherwood. I only saw a few episodes in its original airing, but completely loved it. So, now that it's on DVD, I've Netflixed the first season.

I'm midway into the third episode (or, rather, the second, since the first was a two-parter). My observations:

~Michael Praed is ridiculously handsome. Honestly. That jaw, those cheekbones, those eyes - they all manage to distract one from the quasi-mullet.*

-Judi Trott is a nice choice for Marian. Lovely, sweet, strong. To be fair, I haven't seen all that much of her yet, so it may tank from here. So far, though - very nice.

-The fighting is painfully uneven. Some people move quite well (Dude! Ray Winstone is Will Scarlet! I fully believe every frelling punch and slash.), others... oh, not so much. Praed isn't all that bad. Little John is all right. Aaaaannnnddd... that's about it. Nasir may be all right later on, but in the first two eps? fmeh.

-Every time someone releases an arrow, they pull the bow string. Which would totally fuck with their aim, so what the hell? It was making me crazy during the archery contest. Even in the opening credits, I just want to shake PraedHood until his quasi-mullet is mussed and he's all glassy eyed. Then I'd hug him, 'cause, as I mentioned, he's beautiful. And I bet he'd smell nice. But then I'd pull it together and have serious words with him over the 'plucking at the bow string' madness.

-Much the Miller's Son is the 80's equivalent of MovieRonWeasley. Red haired and adorable yet quirky looking, his main contribution to the action is whimpering and making all manner of faces.

-Clannad's music is spotty. Some of it is wonderful. Some of it is... well, maybe it's just dated. Maybe in 1984, it spoke to the viewers.

-There are more gratuitous shoulder rolls than I've seen anywhere outside of a NYRF chessboard fight. It made me giggle, though, and sort of made me love the merry men that much more.

*Oh, 1980s! What where you thinking?
I feel: amusedhee!
La Petite Souris Scientifiquemelebeth on May 8th, 2007 03:44 am (UTC)
That reminds me, am I still saving Robin Hood for you? (I am. But should I be?)
Kel: kryptoladyjoust on May 8th, 2007 03:52 am (UTC)
Oh, yes please! And I need to get you Torchwood. *prods self in brain*
La Petite Souris Scientifiquemelebeth on May 8th, 2007 03:55 am (UTC)
No worries about that part. I realized, as I was acquiring Season 3, that I could get it in the same way. It should be done sometime this week. :)
wench18wench18 on May 8th, 2007 10:23 am (UTC)
I have that entire series on DVD. Collected and sent to me as a gift. I hate to admit it, but I haven't watched it yet!

mistress_kathmistress_kath on May 8th, 2007 01:46 pm (UTC)
LOL...do you recall the year that SciFi premiered The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, right before the season premiere of Farscape? Well, someone on the Farscape Shippers List remarked that it was funny seeing 'Robin Hood playing Phileas Fogg.' Now, you don't say things like that around me unless you want to read a crossover fic the next morning. (A darn good one, too, strange as the combo sounds...)
Christiansirchristian on May 8th, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
Heeeyyyy... what's wrong with gratuitous shoulder rolls?!?