Thursday, July 29, 2010

Robin Hood!

I have found that if there is a word phrase to describe the typical homeschooler (besides "super~smart", "polite", or "spelling bee champ") it might be "Medieval/Fantasy Obsessed". I have often felt like such a traitor to the homeschooling movement, because even though I have been homeschooled my ENTIRE life (I had never even walked inside of a school building until I was 10 years old!) Medieval is my least favorite time period, and I'm not real hip on fantasy either. Narnia... ehh... I don't really like it. Same goes for "Lord of the Rings". (raises shield to protect herself from the tomatoes now being tossed at her by die~hard, homeschooled Narnians.) Give me "North and South" any day.
Lucy Griffin as Maid Marian

But it is the dawn of a new chapter in the book of Moi! Because I have finally found a medieval story that I, quite frankly, love! It's the new~ish "Robin Hood" from BBC! My sister and I have been watching it, episode by episode. We are about 10 episodes in on the first season, and I love it! The movie is so well cast, the costumes (for the most part) are pretty spiffy, and the stories peak and keep my interest!!!
Jonas Armstrong as Robin Hood

So now I can feel like a true homeschooler. Robin Hood is awesome!!!
Robin, Marian, and Guy

Suddenly, I feel a strong urge to go take up archery... hmmmm.....
Keith Allen as The Sheriff of Nottingham

In conclusion, if you want something new to watch, try BBC's new Robin Hood! It is so cool!
(And you netflix people... you know who you are.... you can watch it instantly on netflix!)

Now, to end with a quote by one of my favorite characters... Much (that's his name.).

Much: [To Dan Scarlett.] We are home unscathed. Well... scathed. Very scathed. But happy. And hungry. Mostly hungry.

I couldn't have said it better myself.


  1. Oh, I am the same way! I have never really liked the Narnia/Lord of the Rings stuff either. But I absolutely love this Robin Hood series too!(Watched it on Netflix :D) I was hooked from the first episode. And I am a diehard North and South fan! I also liked Daniel Deronda. I could watch BBC shows all day long! What other ones do you like?

  2. Then we'd lose a horse too...think about it!



  3. Yay! I recently discovered this show as well, and I love it! My brother and I are watching them together and we are now almost done with season three. I'm sad that it's almost over but I think eventually I will watch the whole thing again. : )

  4. Ha ha! we love this show too. =]

    "Not saying anything.."


  5. Allison,
    You know that I love watching the episodes every night with you. I love this movie,Its always so exciting.

    ~Hannah Rebekah

  6. That's one of my favorite shows! There really wasn't a character that I didn't like, including the villains. It's really good!

  7. Wish we had a TV. :-D No, I don't really care about TV, though the show looks cool.

  8. Yeah, I'm not big on fantasy either. Except LOTR. :)