• Network: BBC-1 , BBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 7, 2006
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. This really is a Robin of Locksley for the "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" generation.
  2. For the willing, it's still a story worth hearing. [2 Mar 2007, p.64]
  3. "Robin Hood" boasts most of the usual problems with low-budget epics.... But the show has wit and energy.
  4. Briskly paced and amusingly corny.
  5. If there is a chink to this series' armor, it is in the casting of Armstrong in the title role.
  6. You'll get hooked on it early and should stick around to the very end -- even though you have a good idea of what's coming.
  7. 63
    I wish the show had a little more verisimilitude--the peasants' homes look cheap, not poor--but it's zippy mindless fun. [5 Mar 2007, p.37]
  8. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    40
    If this attempt to put a youthful spin on Robin Hood isn't bad per se, it's at best a warmed-over remake that would be diverting for kids if it wasn't occasionally quite violent.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 89 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 59
  2. Negative: 12 out of 59
  1. Feb 20, 2013
    10
    This is my new favorite show since the beginning you start to wonder what will happen next, and let me tell you; you will never be disappointed with the events. I am 14 years old and I don't remember the last time I cried so hard. It would be a dream to meet these actors. Full Review »
  2. Jun 20, 2012
    4
    I thought the show was fantastic and then the killed off Marian. I am going to stop watching. What kind of Robin Hood show doesn't include Marian!?!? Ridiculous and bad writing. Full Review »
  3. Mar 3, 2012
    6
    Deeply flawed... yet still fun. The biggest two faults with this show are its unnecessary over-the-top stunts (like throwing swords 30 feet and hitting a target) and Robin Hood's inconsistent pacifism. The Sheriff's life is frequently in Robin Hood's hands, Robin says he will not kill a man, and so the Sheriff's reign continues. Okay, I can accept that. Except that when some hapless guards (just following orders) get into a scuffle with the Merry Men, they kill without hesitation. I can overlook modernization of language and historical inaccuracies (not a big deal), but this show also has Robin walking around in town square without a hood, and nobody recognizing him. If you can get past all of that... it's probably worth watching. Robin Hood's character is charming (and annoyingly conceited) and some of the dialogue is pretty witty. Most of the casting is pretty decent, and the characters fit well enough. There are even moments where the sheriff's second in command Guy Gisborne almost seems human (unlike the sheriff). Basically... the show is worth a shot. It's flawed, it has a number of stale moments, but at its core, it's something pretty special. Full Review »