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  • Friday Favorite: Robin Hood-BBC Style

    Once upon a time … there was a sweet little blogger named Lady Liz. Hi LL.


    Liz liked swinging on swings, reading fairy tales, and watching TV on dvd. Then one day, her roomate Amy sent her a link for a free month trial of Netflix.


    Of course, LL accepted the free offer, and soon was filling her queue with movies and TV on dvd to her hearts desire. But the first couple TV shows she tried were bad. Yuck. Poo. Then Netflix recommended a new TV show, and LL shrugged and said, “Sure. Sounds like fun.” Two days later, a little red envelope arrived in her mail box with the first disc in the BBC show Robin Hood.


    Minutes after putting the first disk into her computer, LL’s jaw dropped and her eyes bugged and she could not rip her attention from the screen in frong of her. Like every fairy tale she loves, the story of Robin Hood, Lady Marian, and Guy of Gisborne unfolds. What’s new is the snappy wit, amusing dialouge, ruckus sidekick Much, and utterly handsome Robin. Yup. LL discovered quite quickly that she had a little crush on the people’s hero, who robs from the rich and gives to the poor. And then she realized that if possible, Robin was cuter than ever because he shoots a bow and wears a … 


    … HOODIE! That’s right, a greenish/brownish hoodie. In every episode. LL could barely contain the pitter patter of her little heart.

    With the arrival of each new disc of this action-packed show, LL found that happily ever after arrived. Until the disc ended. And began again with the next disc. And quickly ended again. Tired of the back and forth, she decided to ask for the dvds for her birthday. If she gets them (nudge, nudge, wink, wink), then she’ll be happily forever after … 

    6 thoughts on “Friday Favorite: Robin Hood-BBC Style

    1. the second season does a nose dive without any notification. so be warned.

      I *HEART* ROBIN!

    2. Ha – too true Rachel 🙂 It’s Richard all the way for me although the makeup looks a little over the top in series 3 😉

      I also have a soft spot for Harry – Will Scarlet!

      1. Glad to know I’m in good company among Robin Hood fans. I too *HEART* Robin. Possibly to distraction. It’s a little sad. Okay, quite a bit sad. But Jonas Armstrong is too adorable for his own good. 🙂

        Rel, I enjoy Will too. 🙂 Seriously hoping he and Djaq will get together. They’re too cute. She just needs to wake up to his sweet cuteness. 🙂 Off to watch another episode or two.

    3. Ah . . . my friend Ruth and I have been hooked on RH ever since it started airing on BBC-America a couple of years ago. We’re now eagerly awaiting the third season, which should be airing this fall on BBCA. (Of course, Ruth’s been watching it as it appears on YouTube after each airing in England, but I’m more patient than that.)

      I’d have to go for Richard Armitage in this. He’s not only the best looking out of the bunch, he’s the closest in age to me—doesn’t make me feel so stinkin’ old! 😉

      1. Thanks for your comment, Kaye. I can’t believe how many RH fans I’ve found since I started watching! It’s so fun to hear from others who the love the show. I do like Richard Armitage, but his character is such a coward. I just can’t handle it. But I do love him in the BBC’s North and South.

        Rel and Camy and I have been having a twitter conversation, and it’s decided that it must be an age thing. Jonas and I were born the same year. In fact, according to IMDB.com, he’s about 6 months older than I am, so I don’t feel so bad having a crush on him. 🙂

    4. Congrats on the Double the Fun win! I really enjoyed your food story. I LOVE hamburgers (current favorite burger place: Five Guys), and I remember my first weekend home from college. Such an emotional time to figure out how to reintegrate into your family.


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