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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Robin Hood

Robin Hood--Season 1 5 of 5 stars!
With a modern sensibility and a plot from age-old English folklore, the first season of this groundbreaking BBC series follows Robin of Locksley (Jonas Armstrong) as he returns from the Crusades to claim his family estate. With the land under the thumb of the ruthless Sheriff of Nottingham (Keith Allen) and his sadistic deputy (Richard Armitage), Robin becomes history's greatest vigilante. Lucy Griffiths stars as Robin's true love, Maid Marian.

This show popped up on my netflix the other day and since then I have been completely and totally engrossed in it. So, I decided to share it with you. The series is hilarious but it can also be very intense. The thing I enjoy the most about it is the back story, how Robin had been fighting in the Holy Wars for the last five years and because of this couldn't stand the thought of killing anyone. It isn't a gruesome or gory tv show--though there is plenty of action--the way Legend of the Seeker and others are, but it is totally epic and satisfying anyway.

Below is a video with some clips I found on youtube. They have whole episodes there if you look for them.


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