Robin Hood is the new version of the series on BBC. It started successfully last year and is currently in its second season. Jonas Armstrong stars as Lord Robin of Locksley.
The first season was quite entertaining, especially since I was a fan of the series that ran on the BBC in 1980s. I remember that the 1980s series had a mystical element to it. The new series is really good. It’s a welcome change from some of the more dreary TV shows on American television networks.
Robin is stealing a lot of money from the Sheriff’s taxes, and he is very pleased about it. The Sheriff on the other hand is fuming. He still has a lot of money stashed in his new strong room. However Robin plans on getting into to and liquidating the whole lot.
A gambling German count comes into play, and with the help of Marion, sees how obvious the duplicitous plan of the Sheriff was. The Sheriff wants the count to gamble away part of his fortune, and is planning on cheating. The count hears about this and throws his bets in with the outlaws. Alan continues to spy for Sir Guy.
I enjoyed this episode. It’s a welcome change from some of the more boring series on TV right now. I recommend it. It’s filled with good acting and good action scenes. The characters are all interesting. I enjoyed seeing how Marion is playing the Nightwatchman, a caped crusader bringing justice to the poor.
Warning: Spoilers ahead.
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The merry men are busy lifting the taxes of Notthingham. They head into Notthingham Castle to find the strong room. There are too many traps to make it to the Sheriff’s war chest. Robin says that they will be back.
The Sheriff is pissed that Robin found the strong room and almost made it away with the chest. A German count is on the way to Nottingham. He is insanely rich and the Sheriff wants his money. The count is also a gambler, so the Sheriff has some gambling games prepared.
Guisborne has the apprentices who constructed the strong room killed, as per the Sheriff’s orders. He asks Marion to accommodate the German count. She isn’t thrilled about it, but the Sheriff threatens her father again.
While she is shopping for a new gown, Robin comes by and gets info on the count.
Will thinks that his old master might know a few things. He goes to see him. He is blind, but designed the strong room himself.
Allan leaves a message for Guisborne. He rats Robin out once again to Guisborne. He doesn’t reveal that Marion told Robin about the strong room. Guisborne pays him.
The old master Stephen says that the designs were for an Old Persian general. The plans were sold off to the Sheriff by one of the apprentices. The room seems impenetrable, but Robin is adamant.
Lady Marion acts bored when the count wants her attention at the gaming tables. As she makes her escape and the count follows her. They both overhear the Sheriff’s plans. Marion finds out that the count isn’t the idiot that everyone thinks he is. She convinces him to stay and help out in Robin’s plan to steal the money from the Sheriff.
Marion takes Friedrich out for a ride to meet Robin. She gives Robin the latest info about the strong room and his plans for the money. Will doesn’t think that they are ready. Robin knows that they have no choice.
They make their way to the strong room and find the order of the traps changed. Robin decides to proceed anyway.
The count looses all of his money on purpose so that Robin can steal it back for him. Robin finds that the chest was just an illusion, but he follows the sound of money and finds the chest.
They steal it all of the money. In the end, the count gives his money to Robin.
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