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Adult Written bylrhouse April 9, 2008

Great Fun

This is a terrific show. It doesn't take it self too seriously. The fight scenes are cartoonish(I mean that in a good way) The characters are likeable except for the two bad guys who are wonderfully bad. Right beats might everytime. The actors are all good and play the roles with energy and charm.
Adult Written byCorinneColbert April 9, 2008

A modern Robin Hood

This version of Robin Hood has echoes of today's political climate. War veteran Robin returns home from the Middle East to find that civil liberties have been suspended in the name of peace. I Tivo episodes to watch with my 7- and 9-year-old sons -- not only because it's on past their bedtime, but also so I can skip through commercials for racy shows and natural male enhancement products. This also lets me talk with them about what they're seeing. The situations can be a bit much for elementary-age kids to watch on their own. The Sheriff is the most intriguing character -- all jolly cruelty. Gisborne sometimes seems conflicted; he wants to be a good man for Marian, but he also wants power and thus goes along with the Sheriff. Marian feels constricted by social expectations. And the relationship between Much and Robin offers opportunities to talk about the nature of friendship and leadership. All in all, this is a good series for kids who like adventure and derring-do. I'd just recommend watching it with them and zapping the commercials.
Parent of a 10 year old Written byjunket October 17, 2009

Great for kids with a healthy repsect for others

One of the hardest lessons to live out is speaking up for and defending those who are being bullied. As a parent of a bullied child, one of the best lessons our daughter has learned is to defend those who cannot defend themselves. She saw Robin Hood as a role model. She put this lesson into action and has defended the younger kids on the bus from the bully who tormented her. She found her power and became the Robin Hood of her bus. Also, finding solutions to problems outside the box is always a good thing. The violence doesn't worry us, Robin does try to avoid it just as she does with a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She understands what it feels like to get a whollup and has a healthy respect for what damage can be done by either party. My only dislike of the show is pleasure with which the Sherriff inflicts pain on others. I address my concerns occassionally, pressing the point that this is something her father and I consider evil. We talk with her about why this is such an inhuman thing.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Great messages
Great role models
Adult Written byGareth April 9, 2008