Sometimes my inner geek shines through. The truth is, I quietly enjoy Superhero movies, renaissance festivals, sci-fi and the occasional video game. Recently I found a show that appeals to my hidden inner geek. The show is “Robin Hood” on the BBC America. It is a delightful series starring a cast of amusing characters.
Robin Hood is played by British actor Jonas Armstrong. He is fun to watch as the cocky, brilliant and brave theft of Sherwood Forest. His band of merry men, includes a woman named Djaq. A Saracen skilled in medicine, Djaq is a friend of Robin’s from his time fighting in the Holy Lands. The rest of the gang include the usual suspects.
Maid Marian is very pretty and smart and she is always able to take care of herself. A good role model for little girls and big girls alike. The Sheriff and his side kick Sir Guy Gisborne, are two of the most entertaining bad guys on television.
The show is engaging through the use of wit and good writing. Filmed in Budapest, the scenery is luscious and green – the way we can assume England was before all the trees were cut down. Overall the show is a little reminicent of “Xena Princess Warrior,” without all the magic and use of special effects.
I highly recommend “Robin Hood” especially to any of you who may have a hidden inner geek.