Sunday, July 15, 2012

Robin of Sherwood

Little John and Robin

My hero and I have been enjoying the show Robin of Sherwood probably more than is respectable. I'll go ahead and say right up front that it's in all likelihood not for everyone. The 80's hair alone may prove too much for the elderly, pregnant, or those with health conditions.  (Lady Marion's hair is a bit much for me at times.)
80's hair

But it's just a lot of fun! Yes. We're nerds. My hero thought it was cool when he was a youngish teen so revisiting it was inevitable.

We're both die-hard fans of Robin Hood (and Sherlock Holmes and Earl Grey tea), and if one doesn't take oneself or this show too seriously all will be well.
Not taking oneself too seriously begins here.
(L-to-R: Nasir, Little John, Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet, Much, and Robin in front.)

There are 2 sets (5 DVDs each) put out by Acorn Media. Set one features Michael Praed as Robin (he's better), set two Jason Connery.
Jason Connery as Robin

The Hooded Man and companions spend most of their time fighting The Sheriff of Nottingham (Nikolas Grace) and Sir Guy of Gisburne . It's old school. So prepare for the group adventure of fighting against evil oppressors, helping the poor, endeavoring to restore truth and justice, and eating of the king's venison now and again.

 The theme music is by the most excellent Clannad.


Lydia said...

Hehe, the buck-headed man made me wan to check out a few episodes... scratch that. It was the hero's eye make-up that took center stage.

Esther said...

Eye make-up has a tendency to do just that. For reference see David Bowie in "Labyrinth". Prepare to be blown away.

Lydia said...

Haha, yeah, if you can get past his melted-and-poured-in pants!

Esther said...

There is no getting past that.

Anonymous said...

of course in todays world Robin Hood and his merry band of outlaws (insurgents) would be taken out by an unmanned drone launched and guided by someone sitting in a bunker (control center) thousands of miles away. Or perhaps by a Navy Seal team as was used to take out Bin Laden.

Esther said...

Oh, I don't know...I think Robin Hood will always out-fox the fox.