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5.0 out of 5 stars
The Most Influential Robin Hood since Errol Flynn, 25 Jun 2004
I'm always amazed by how many North Americans remember this series. Mention Robin Hood, and this series almost always comes up in conversation - even though it only aired on PBS and obscure cable outlets in the US and Canada.
Certainly writers remember Robin of Sherwood, concepts and characters from this series have been reused and recycled by other movies (hello, Mr. Costner), TV series and novels. Upon seeing it, a friend of mine remarked "Oh, so this is what every version of Robin Hood in the last 20 years has been stealing from!"
Great writing (by Richard Carpenter, mostly, not Richard O'Brien who was only a guest baddie in a few third series episodes), great chemistry by the cast. It does look a bit 1980s-dated now, but the important elements have stood the test of time better than nearly anything from that era.
This series is deservedly remembered.