History YMMV / RobinOfSherwood

1st May '17 5:23:44 AM Kyrillion
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* CriticalResearchFailure: It's more likely to be a deliberate fudging of the facts given the attention to historical detail paid elsewhere in the series, but the depiction of Herne the Hunter as an medieval figure of pagan worship with worship stretching back to the Dark Ages misses the inconvenient point that Herne is a relatively modern invention. The figure wasn't first mentioned in writing until 1597 (by Shakespeare, of course) and even then he was described not as a pagan god or spirit but as the ghost of a human poacher. He was also associated with a particular locality - Windsor - that is no where near Nottinghamshire. His codification as the archetypal antlered pagan deity is largely a Victorian invention. Some historians have made the (rather wistful and farfetched) case for this romantic figure having real Celtic origins, though, so we can forgive the makers of ''Robin'' on the grounds they were writing according to a real, if marginal, theory.
29th Oct '16 4:01:49 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ThrowItIn: De Rainault's assessment of Philip Mark as a "posturing catamite" was supposedly an ad lib.
3rd Apr '16 3:27:49 PM spydre
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* EarWorm: The title theme's bleepy electronica may be dated as hell, but once it gets in your head, it will never leave. Ever.
2nd Jan '16 2:31:42 PM LondonKdS
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* DepravedHomosexual: Arguably Philip Mark, for his casual brutality as well as several implications of pederasty (including his boy-servants clad in finery while the girls remain in rags, his flirtatious chin-chucking of one of the boys, and de Rainault calling Mark himself a "posturing catamite").
2nd Jan '16 2:20:57 PM LondonKdS
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: The fact that the Silver Arrow in ThePilot looks like a small cruise missile and/or vibrator has often been remarked upon by the show's fanbase and even the show's creator.

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The fact that the Silver Arrow in ThePilot looks like a small cruise missile and/or vibrator has often been remarked upon by the show's fanbase and even the show's creator.creator.
** The physical manifestation of the demon at the climax of "Cromm Cruac", which is described on the commentary as the "Muppet of Death".
27th Dec '15 1:15:52 PM LondonKdS
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* AntiClimaxBoss: Roger de Carnac's name strikes terror into the hearts of Gisburne and the Sheriff, his methods are as brutal as they are cunning, and he's played with a creepy detached air by Matthew Frewer. Robin kills him before the episode's half-way mark.

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Roger de Carnac's name strikes terror into the hearts of Gisburne and the Sheriff, his methods are as brutal as they are cunning, and he's played with a creepy detached air by Matthew Frewer. Robin kills him before the episode's half-way mark.mark.
** "The King's Devil" is built up as a terrifying TortureTechnician sent to help in the hunt for the outlaws, but his only actual role is to get ambushed and injured by the outlaws, wander lost in the forest for most of the episode, and finally identify Robert of Huntingdon as Robin Hood at the end.
14th Jan '15 2:10:30 AM ACW
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*CompleteMonster: [[WickedWitch Morgwyn of Ravenscar]] from the two-parter ''The Swords of Wayland'' is a powerful witch and leader of the Cauldron of Lucifer coven. To set about gathering the Swords of Wayland to summon Lucifer from hell, Morgwyn kidnaps villagers and [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashes them]] into an elite troop known as the Hounds. She sends the Hounds to kill and be killed by their own people and bring her the swords. One young man fails to recognize his own parents and kills himself upon being captured. Morgwyn kidnaps the outlaws and attempts to MindRape them into killing Robin himself. Finally, Morgwyn plans on sacrificing them in a ceremony to summon her dark master Lucifer himself to cause the Apocalypse and consume the world.
9th Jul '14 11:22:58 PM LogoP
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* FanDumb: [[http://bit.ly/Uy8o6h Woden's Folk]], a nutty white nationalist cult in England, has adopted the Prophecy of the Hooded Man as a key part of its religious beliefs - apparently [[YouFailReligiousStudiesForever unaware]] that it was created for this series and is not a genuine Anglo-Saxon prophecy.
24th Mar '14 8:11:54 PM Astrinde
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* ThrowItIn: De Rainault's assessment of Philip Mark as a "posturing catamite" was supposedly an ad lib.
8th Feb '14 7:50:22 PM Astrinde
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* DepravedHomosexual: Arguably Philip Mark, for his casual brutality as well as several implications of pederasty (including his boy-servants clad in velvets while the girls remain in rags, his flirtatious chin-chucking of one of the boys, and de Rainault calling Mark himself a "posturing catamite").

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* DepravedHomosexual: Arguably Philip Mark, for his casual brutality as well as several implications of pederasty (including his boy-servants clad in velvets finery while the girls remain in rags, his flirtatious chin-chucking of one of the boys, and de Rainault calling Mark himself a "posturing catamite").
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