YMMV: The Animals of Farthing Wood

  • Adaptation Displacement: The TV series was based on a series of books by Colin Dann, but a lot more people know about the TV series than the books.
    • Just as well known at the time was the magazine spin-off: "Farthing Wood Friends" which had a catchy enough name that children often used it when they were referring to the show, and it ran to over a hundred issues. It's been forgotten because, well, magazines don't go into syndication.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: If one read the Farthing Wood prequel stories (published after the initial book series), they'd discover that Fox's father was one of those responsible for the eventual destruction of Farthing Wood by banishing a troublesome protected species. With this in mind, it's possible to interpret Fox's character as one who resigns himself to protecting the animals, out of his own guilt for what his father caused.
  • Base Breaker: Weasel in the TV series. She's either a very charming character who's a mischievous joker or she's the most annoying character in the cast.
    • Even worse in the third season. The subplot involving her, Measly and their children, Cleo and Fido (the latter two whom can also be considered Base Breakers) moving out of the Park either seen as a plot that is very enjoyable and funny or is annoying, meanspirited, and just as bad (if not worse) than the other Filler in Series 3 since it adds almost nothing to the Rat Invasion plot. Doesn't help at all that she Took a Level in Jerkass, particularly with her treatment of Measly.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Just LISTEN to the main theme!
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Arguably Bold. Definitely the most complicated character of the cast with the most complete arc.
    • Adder as well.
  • Even Better Sequel: Season 1 - season 2.
  • Fandom Rivalry: Farthing Wood vs. Watership Down.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The butcher bird's larder, crossing that damn road, among a lot of other scenes. This show was not primarily for children, or at the very least took on a ballsier PG Watership Down direction.
  • Replacement Scrappy: Hurkel
  • The Scrappy: Mole is this to some, mostly because he's The Load. He is improved in season 2.
  • Seasonal Rot: Season 3 tends to be the least well-regarded amongst fans of the show, largely due to the change in animation style, the greater emphasis upon slapstick comedy over drama, and a less solid plot (along with much more Filler then the first two seasons). Season 3 also drops a number of well-liked named characters without as much as an explanation (presumably to keep the cast smaller).
  • The Woobie: Many examples.
    • Poor, poor Bold. Whilst he may have started out well in life, once he left the safety of White Deer Park he was shot, crippled, injured by a snare, hunted, and would have starved if it wasn't for Crow and Whisper. Then, once he finally thinks life is turning around, Whisper insist they return to White Deer Park so their cubs can be born in safety. He's subsequently attacked by dogs, and if that wasn't enough the journey back is too much for his weak body to endure and he dies before his cubs are even born.