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I'm finding it ideal post-pub viewing fodder. (I record it, go to the pub, and then watch it whilst nibbling a kebab or something else equally unhealthy)

It's perfect Saturday night trash TV.

Certainly no worse than Torchwood, plus the burd in it always brings a wry smile to my otherwise miserable mug.

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Come on folks! Its a week later and we've seen a new episode and not a single comment so far :wub:

It wasnt too bad this week. Had an interesting fight between Gisbourne and Robin with an okay story.

I'm pretty sure you're the only one still watching it, L. Therefore you'll be pleased to know it's getting a second season.

Personally, as a licence payer, I wonder if there's anyway I can object to that. Awful, awful stuff.

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I'm pretty sure you're the only one still watching it, L. Therefore you'll be pleased to know it's getting a second season.

Personally, as a licence payer, I wonder if there's anyway I can object to that. Awful, awful stuff.

A second season means theres a chance for better scripts! Sadly the only reason Im still watching is because theres nothing else on at that time.

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I caught an old episode of Xena the other day, it really pisses all over Robin from a great height.

Everything was about it was better- action, characters, jokes, sets, costumes, acting and its what six, seven years old now ?

Xena really was a bag of shite though. So it doesnt say much for Robin :huh:

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The best praise I can give it is that there's only been one really bad episode compared to the awful lows that the second series of Doctor Who sunk to at times. It's also a massive leap in quality from something like the Cyberwoman episode of Torchwood.

What, sorry, you think this tosh is better than the second series of Doctor Who, and than Torchwood??!!! What's wrong with you man.

It's a pile of shite, and, apart from the Sheriff and Gisborne, the cast are just so so so so so wrong, especially Robin and Marion.

As someone else posted, the Disney cartoon is the Robin Hood (well, that and the Maid Marion and her Merry Men thing on Children's BBC).

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http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/article/ds40493.html

Lucas could join 'Hood' as Friar Tuck

Friday, December 8 2006, 01:18 GMT

By Dave West

BBC bosses want Matt Lucas to play Friar Tuck in future series of the revived Robin Hood, according to a report.

The character - and one of the most distinctive of the Merry Men in past incarnations - was left out of the current BBC One version, with producers saying he was too much of a "laughing stock".

However, channel controller Peter Fincham has now apparently suggested the Friar could return - and has picked the Little Britain star as his prefered actor.

"The series wants to evolve and he is a great character," commented Fincham, reports the Daily Mail. "If Matt Lucas said he'd play him I would be very happy. I did mention it to Matt and he said he would love to do that."

The paper added that no official approach had been made to Lucas.

"I mean no, but yeah, but no, Robin."

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What, sorry, you think this tosh is better than the second series of Doctor Who, and than Torchwood??!!! What's wrong with you man.

It's a pile of shite, and, apart from the Sheriff and Gisborne, the cast are just so so so so so wrong, especially Robin and Marion.

They're all piles of shite. It just one set of shite appeals to the sc-fi nerds on here. The pile of shit countdown would go (best to worst) Dr Who, Robin Hood, giving a tramp a blow job and then Torchwood.

The most recent episode... not bad plot wise, but what really let it down was some of the ADR work (e.g. the scene with Marion and Gisbourne in the courtyard). Very shoddy.

It was a pretty watchable episode for once. Made even more surprising because Much was an awful character. Away from his boyfriend he was allowed to be normal person and benefited for it.

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Tonights was awful. Such a flat and boring story. Im sure we've had one about peace in the holy land before. More like a copy n paste job. Some daft points:

The opening camera shot was of a big black boot, with laces threaded through metal rings and a rubber sole. it looked like something you buy from a shop. im pretty sure footwear wasnt that advanced back in the middle ages, not to mention the same guys camoflage pants.

Mulch was talking about rolling a carriage up outside a pub everynight and selling kebabs.

There was talk of suspension and chasis on vehicles, then it turned out it was for a carriage. I could let this one slip by but the way they were talking about it was as if it was a Ford Escort.

A group of 4 fighting women from the middle east. yet all of them were white and looked english, plus i had a sneaking suspision ive seen one in eastenders before as a chav.

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Did they have to rescue someone who had been captured in Nottingham?

Thats all they ever do. I could have sworn the legend of Robin Hood was all about stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Last time he gave something to the poor was way back in the first couple of episodes. Even then it was a chicken and loaf of bread. What a hero :wacko:

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I thought the budget for this was supposed to be remarkably large? Which is why the BBC isnt best pleased with why its doing so badly in the ratings.

Not according to Dominic Minghella who I spoke to last week (sorry, that sounds like name dropping). By the sound of it much of what is so bad about the show is out of his hands. For one thing the in your face war on terror references weren't even in his original scripts but it was the BBC that wanted it to be more explicit.

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Not according to Dominic Minghella who I spoke to last week (sorry, that sounds like name dropping). By the sound of it much of what is so bad about the show is out of his hands. For one thing the in your face war on terror references weren't even in his original scripts but it was the BBC that wanted it to be more explicit.

Why they feel the need for such references is beyond me. Do they do the same daft things for period dramas? Stupid BBC. Its been 20 years since ITV showed Robin of Sherwood, thats how you do a proper Robin Hood show, not this gash they are showing at the moment.

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Why they feel the need for such references is beyond me. Do they do the same daft things for period dramas? Stupid BBC. Its been 20 years since ITV showed Robin of Sherwood, thats how you do a proper Robin Hood show, not this gash they are showing at the moment.

Well, I'd agree that old Robin of SHerwood was better - aside from ghastly acting and a budget of little more that 20p, a roll of sellotape and copious amounts of dry ice...But I take your point, the stories in the old series were much, much better, and at least Michael Praid (sic?) was slightly more charismatic.

I can't believe they've squandered vast amounts of money to produce something so utterly dire...Someone please tell the BBC that you don't always have to be so politically correct...awful.

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