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.