History Series / RobinHood

12th Sep '17 10:10:41 PM MikeW
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* SecretTestOfCharacter: In "A Clue: No" the Sheriff comes up with a brilliant method to figure out who among the nobles of Nottingham is plotting against him. He takes advantage of the fact that none of these men have ever actually seen King Richard to have an imposter come to court. The "king" has the Sheriff arrested for treason and encourages lords to testify against him. Those who enter a room to do so pay the price. Marian's father is close to testifying but Robin (who has met the real Richard) is able to warn him this is an imposter so he can act "loyal" to the Sheriff.
1st Aug '17 4:26:13 AM ClintEastwood
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* DullSurprise: Kate spends most of her time with her face screwed up due to her constant scowling, crying and whining, but when she's faced with an actual crisis such as a threat from her brother's murderer or the dead body of one of her comrades, all she can muster is a blank stare.
22nd Jul '17 3:58:18 AM ClintEastwood
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* AudioAdaptation: Big Finish Productions produced six audio books read by members of the cast featuring original stories (not to be confused with the audiobook adaptations of the four novelisations that were produced by BBC Audiobooks). They can be bought from Amazon.UK but transcripts are available [[http://www.robinhoodwinked.net/forestfun/audiobook.htm here.]]

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* AudioAdaptation: Big Finish Productions Creator/BigFinishProductions produced six audio books read by members of the cast featuring original stories (not to be confused with the audiobook adaptations of the four novelisations that were produced by BBC Audiobooks). They can be bought from Amazon.UK but transcripts are available [[http://www.robinhoodwinked.net/forestfun/audiobook.htm here.]]



* BadassAdorable: Djaq

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* BadassAdorable: DjaqDjaq: tiny, adorable, PuppyDogEyes...and will rip your arms off if you get her angry.



** Prince John is a very weird case of this mixed with ItsAllAboutMe, as believes essentially that because he is Prince John, everything that he does is inherently good. When Isabella tries to call him out on it, pointing out that burning villagers to death in a church is not the mark of a benevolent king, his response is "but I AM being benevolent!" He's an Evil character who can't comprehend that he's not Good

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** Prince John is a very weird case of this mixed with ItsAllAboutMe, as he believes essentially that because he is Prince John, everything that he does is inherently good. When Isabella tries to call him out on it, pointing out that burning villagers to death in a church is not the mark of a benevolent king, his response is "but I AM being benevolent!" He's an Evil character who can't comprehend that he's not Good



--> Robin: Every time you go out, you get arrested or stabbed or betrothed. You should stay at home and do your embroidery!

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--> Robin: -->'''Robin''': Every time you go out, you get arrested or stabbed or betrothed. You should stay at home and do your embroidery!



* TooDumbToLive: Kate, is generally seen as this by fandom.

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* TooDumbToLive: Kate, is generally seen as this by fandom. She abandons the outlaws in order to try and rescue her brother on her own. She tries to cut a deal with Guy of Gisborne. She blunders into fights without a weapon. She mouths-off at a tax collector. She refuses to follow Robin's (perfectly reasonable) orders. When an entire room full of outlaws, nobles, and castle guards are searching for Prince John's crown, she grabs it and begins waving it above her head, yelling: "I've got it! I've got it!" She interrupts a peaceful protest in order to scream abuse at the soldiers and dare them to kill her. She joins the outlaws despite having no useful skills whatsoever, and doesn't show much interest in acquiring such skills either. (Like learning self-defense, or at least some medicine.) She wears an ankle-length dress in a forest. ''She's the only female character to survive the show! Gah!!''
21st Jul '17 10:50:58 AM ClintEastwood
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Richard Armitage states on the DVD commentary that after he learnt that his character was going to murder [[spoiler:Marian]], he had several nightmares in the days leading up to the shooting of the scene.



** The fact that Isabella's husband is called "Thornton" is presumably a ShoutOut to the character that Richard Armitage played in ''Literature/NorthAndSouth''.

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** The fact that Isabella's husband is called "Thornton" is presumably a ShoutOut to the character that Richard Armitage Creator/RichardArmitage played in ''Literature/NorthAndSouth''.



** One of the Saracens in the series 2 finale is called [[RobinOfSherwood Nasir]].

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** One of the Saracens in the series 2 finale is called [[RobinOfSherwood [[Series/RobinOfSherwood Nasir]].
17th Jul '17 2:32:12 PM ClintEastwood
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2006-2009 British adaptation of the RobinHood legend, with Jonas Armstrong playing the title character. The show made some interesting changes to the legend. Friar Tuck was omitted for the first two seasons, and when he appeared in Series 3, he was turned into a Black warrior priest. Marian was not referred to as "Maid" and became something of an ActionGirl in her "Nightwatchman" SecretIdentity. The Merry Men (which included a Saracen Woman) were not referred to as such, being only called "the outlaws". Green tights were conspicuous by their absence.

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2006-2009 British adaptation of the RobinHood Mythology/RobinHood legend, with Jonas Armstrong playing the title character. The show made some interesting changes to the legend. Friar Tuck was omitted for the first two seasons, and when he appeared in Series 3, he was turned into a Black warrior priest. Marian was not referred to as "Maid" and became something of an ActionGirl in her "Nightwatchman" SecretIdentity. The Merry Men (which included a Saracen Woman) were not referred to as such, being only called "the outlaws". Green tights were conspicuous by their absence.



** Averted with Maid Marian who is always refered to as "Lady Marian."

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** Averted with Maid Marian who is always refered referred to as "Lady Marian."



* BrokenBird: Isabella. Dead parents? Check. Abusive Marriage? Check. Failed Relationships? Check. Driven insane by one too many betrayals? ''Yes.''
* BrokenPedestal: Sheridan, the man that trained Robin, eventually turns against King Richard out of resentment at being put out to pasture.



* BrokenBird: Isabella. Dead parents? Check. Abusive Marriage? Check. Failed Relationships? Check. Driven insane by one too many betrayals? ''Yes.''
* BrokenPedestal: Sheridan, the man that trained Robin, eventually turns against King Richard out of resentment at being put out to pasture.



* CaliforniaDoubling: The series was shot in Hungary.



* DomesticAbuser: Squire Thornton

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* DomesticAbuser: Squire ThorntonThornton.



* EroticDream: Or at least as erotic as one gets on a kid's show. Guy has a dream about Marian massaging his shoulders. It gets weirder when Marian [[HomoeroticDream turns into Allan]]...



* EroticDream: Or at least as erotic as one gets on a kid's show. Guy has a dream about Marian massaging his shoulders. It gets weirder when Marian [[HomoeroticDream turns into Allan]]...



* LadyOfWar: Lady Marian, particularly in her role as [[spoiler: the Night Watchman]]

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* LadyOfWar: Lady Marian, particularly in her role as [[spoiler: the Night Watchman]]Watchman]].



* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Allan convinces himself that this is the reason behind his FaceHeelTurn, on account of Robin not taking better care of his men.



* MuggedForDisguise: The way Robin infilitrates the castle (by getting disguises from the guards).

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* MuggedForDisguise: The way Robin infilitrates infiltrates the castle (by getting disguises from the guards).



* ParentsForADay: once in each season, with a baby, a gang of small boys, and a red-headed kid respectively.

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* ParentsForADay: once Once in each season, with a baby, a gang of small boys, and a red-headed kid respectively.



* TheQuietOne: Will Scarlett.

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* TheQuietOne: Will Scarlett.Scarlett says very little, especially compared to chatterboxes such as Much and Allan.



* RaceLift: [[strike:Friar]] Brother Tuck.

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* RaceLift: [[strike:Friar]] Brother Tuck.Tuck is usually Caucasian, while this version is African.



* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: Marian and her SecretIdentity as the "Nightwatchman".

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* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: Marian and her SecretIdentity as the "Nightwatchman". It's unclear where Marian gets the supplies to give to the peasants, but it's suggested that they come from her own larder and we never see her steal anything. As such, there's no real reason for her to wear a disguise when delivering food - one gets the sense that she just likes the thrill.
18th Mar '17 12:25:37 PM nombretomado
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* ConvenientlyPreciseTranslation: In "Treasure of the Nation", everybody renders ''thesaurus patriae'' as "treasure of the nation", never (what would have the episode's roots a bit too blatant) "{{national treasure}}".

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* ConvenientlyPreciseTranslation: In "Treasure of the Nation", everybody renders ''thesaurus patriae'' as "treasure of the nation", never (what would have the episode's roots a bit too blatant) "{{national "Film/{{national treasure}}".



** The episode "Treasure of the Nation" involves following a needlessly-elaborate series of clues to find a {{national treasure}}.

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** The episode "Treasure of the Nation" involves following a needlessly-elaborate series of clues to find a {{national treasure}}.Film/NationalTreasure.
10th Mar '17 10:57:24 AM momur
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** Also (as mentioned below), a character would be introduced who would either be put in danger by the Sheriff et al or would be in league with them, and who would never be heard from again.
20th Dec '16 9:26:34 PM Discar
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* SatelliteLoveInterest: Kate's purpose is essentially to act as Robin's default girlfriend when he's exhausted all his other options, because god forbid the DesignatedHero [[AManIsNotAVirgin be without a makeout session for more than five episodes]].

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* SatelliteLoveInterest: Kate's purpose is essentially to act as Robin's default girlfriend when he's exhausted all his other options, because god forbid the DesignatedHero [[AManIsNotAVirgin be without a makeout session for more than five episodes]].episodes.
8th Dec '16 1:58:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* RagTagBunchOfMisfits: Robin Hood's team included his [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass long-suffering manservant]], his noble-born girlfriend, a [[BadassLongcoat woodsman]], [[HeartbrokenBadass a carpenter]], a [[BadassAdorable Saracen prisoner of war]], a [[BadAss thief/poacher/con-artist]], a [[BadassPreacher warrior monk]], and...uh...[[TheLoad a girl who made pots]].

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* RagTagBunchOfMisfits: Robin Hood's team included his [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass long-suffering manservant]], his noble-born girlfriend, a [[BadassLongcoat woodsman]], [[HeartbrokenBadass a carpenter]], a [[BadassAdorable Saracen prisoner of war]], a [[BadAss thief/poacher/con-artist]], thief/poacher/con-artist, a [[BadassPreacher warrior monk]], and...uh...[[TheLoad a girl who made pots]].
23rd Sep '16 7:00:51 PM Gimere
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: It would be interesting to know exactly what Dominic Minghella had had planned for series 3. He does mention the idea of the Sheriff wanting to take the English throne for himself on one of the DVD featurettes.



* WrittenInInfirmity: Keith Allen lost a tooth during the filming of the final episode of the first series, which was written into the script. Accordingly the Sheriff now has a series of different false teeth, some leather or jewelled, which he plucks (there's more than one of them) from the skulls he has in his chamber.



* YouLookFamiliar: Several guest actors appeared multiple times for small parts due to the show being shot in Hungary; the actor playing Henry of Lewes also played a Locksley villager in ''Too Hot to Handle'' and turned up as a castle guard on half a dozen other occasions.
** The actress playing Forrest's wife in the second episode of the series had a twin sister who played Beatrice in the second season.
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