Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Friendship and young heroics in fun reimagining of classic.

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Educational Value

Kids see that life poses many situations in which you must choose between right and wrong and that doing so has consequences.

Positive Messages

For Robin and his friends, doing what's right is paramount, even when it defies the rule of the land. Their heroics usually are for other people's benefit rather than their own. Friendship, compassion, and kindness stand out among the show's themes. Strong, able female characters help keep Robin level-headed.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Robin is bold and determined when he's set his mind to something, and he follows his conscience in determining right from wrong. His friends are of similar mindsets and put others' needs first. Prince John is silly, selfish, and scheming.

Violence & Scariness

Some spills and trips with no lasting injuries. Robin's legendary archery skills are put to good use, but only against inanimate objects.

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The show is a reimagining of the classic Robin Hood story.

 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood reimagines the classic characters as youngsters who come to the rescue whenever something is afoul in their Sherwood Forest home. Sometimes it's by the spoiled, petty Prince John's design; other times it's at the hands of a trickster or con artist who's just passing through. Though the show has a fair amount of action, the characters are rarely in danger; rather they're faced with magical or preposterous predicaments that are more amusing than they are scary. As in the original Robin Hood tales, doing the right thing often gets them in hot water with those in charge, but they're guided by a solid set of values. This worthwhile series is fun for kids and parents and has some decent messages about honesty, fairness, and respect.

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Parent of a 10 and 12 year old Written byHendo H. U December 28, 2017

Terrible show. Sorry.

Pointless, not any good messages or role models, not enough action, so dramatic, just don't bother.

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What's the story?

Sherwood Forest's very own bunch of heroes maintains law and order in hilarious fashion in ROBIN HOOD: MISCHIEF IN SHERWOOD. With the indomitable Robin (voiced by Tom Wayland) leading the way, this youthful band of do-gooders includes Tuck (Eli James), Little John (Jake Paque), Marian (Sarah Natochenny), and Robin's cousin Scarlett (Eileen Stevens). With the king away and his spoiled, self-absorbed son, Prince John (David Nelson), sitting on the throne, Sherwood Forest needs all the help it can get to keep the peace and deter swindlers who pass through.

Is it any good?

This youthful spin on the classic Robin Hood story will charm kids with its memorable characters and their comical predicaments. Contrary to the Robin Hood legend, there's no robbing (even from the rich) going on here; instead, the kids face schemers who trick and manipulate their way to trouble for the Sherwood residents. With Robin leading the charge -- and his friends there to rein him in when he gets ahead of himself -- they must figure out a way to restore order so they can get back to what they do best -- having fun.

Even without prior knowledge of the classic Robin Hood story, Mischief in Sherwood is an engaging watch about a charismatic and rascally central figure. It doesn't take long to settle into the characters and their personalities or to identify Robin and his friends as the purveyors of fairness in a land ruled by a too-big-for-his-britches prince who misuses his authority. This might raise some questions from your kids about the difference between doing what's right and doing what's lawful, but in most cases, the distinction is obvious.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about right and wrong in Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood and in general. Is it ever hard to decipher one from the other? Are rules and laws always guided by values? If not, what other factors play a role in creating them?

  • How do Robin and his friends counter the trickery of the show's bad guys? Are their actions always upstanding in contrast? Is it ever OK to do a wrong thing for a right reason?

  • How are female characters portrayed in this show? Is it important to you that both genders have equal representation on TV?

  • How do the characters in Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood demonstrate compassion? Why is this an important character strength?

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