Robin Hood : Season 1

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User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 92 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 92
  2. Negative: 13 out of 92

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  1. 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.
  2. MarkD
    Apr 10, 2007
    6
    Ok, as long as you don't take it too seriously. As with the recent Dr Who update the BBC has given us fun, entertaining, slightly camp drama for the whole family. Just don't expect historical accuracy or Royal Shakespere Company acting.
  3. SteveP
    May 13, 2007
    5
    Like many others, I really want to like this series, but find the skinny and goofy leading man a big distraction. As someone who has actually used a bow to hunt, I know that it takes power to pull the string back and I find it hard to believe that BBC's Robin can manage a full pull. That's not my only complaint: the stories are slow-paced and the handheld camera work reminds me Like many others, I really want to like this series, but find the skinny and goofy leading man a big distraction. As someone who has actually used a bow to hunt, I know that it takes power to pull the string back and I find it hard to believe that BBC's Robin can manage a full pull. That's not my only complaint: the stories are slow-paced and the handheld camera work reminds me of Blair WItch. Ugh! Expand
  4. LarryV.
    Jun 24, 2008
    5
    I really want to like this show, and for me that means being able to suspend belief and "get into" the various plots, dramatic twists, etc. I can overlook some of the dialog (OK, Robin telling Little John to "get a grip" is a bit much for middle ages speak). But please, guys...that Robin and his outlaws could simply wear hats and walk through Nottingham unrecognized stretches the I really want to like this show, and for me that means being able to suspend belief and "get into" the various plots, dramatic twists, etc. I can overlook some of the dialog (OK, Robin telling Little John to "get a grip" is a bit much for middle ages speak). But please, guys...that Robin and his outlaws could simply wear hats and walk through Nottingham unrecognized stretches the credulity a bit too far. Did Maid Marian really pluck her eyebrows and wear makeup? Did Sir Guy really dress in black leather? Give him a mask and he could be Batman! I want to suspend belief and get into the stories, I really do...but the writers are making it so hard. Expand
  5. 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 guardsDeeply 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. Expand
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. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Alynda Wheat
    75
    For the willing, it's still a story worth hearing. [2 Mar 2007, p.64]
  2. If there is a chink to this series' armor, it is in the casting of Armstrong in the title role.
  3. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    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]