TV News

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So Robin Hood has been given a second series – which we were slightly surprised at. There have been some seriously groan inducing moments (the I Shot the Sheriff joke in episode three being particularly bad), and some decidedly modern looking costumes at times. Having said that, I doubt that this is really a concern. Whilst Robin of Sherwood was aiming for gritty and authentic in terms of production design, this Robin Hood seems to be aiming much more for the old style swashbuckling version of the legend, more concerned with crowd pleasing at the expense of trying to be accurate. To date it has been fairly entertaining, and finally as of “The Taxman Comethâ€? and “Brothers in Armsâ€? the Sheriff is starting to come across as a lot more chilling.

Other TV news includes the not unsurprising revelation that ratings for the debut of Lost on Sky One have fallen by more than one million. Certainly my parents who although they were avid viewers of the series on Channel 4, and have terrestrial digital aren’t going to go out and get Sky. Certainly it will be interesting to see if there is an increased uptake of the DVD releases… As to our opinion of the first two episodes that were shown in the UK last week, we haven’t actually got around to watching them. What with my trip to the US last week, and a busy week for Beth this week, we haven’t had a chance to sit down and watch!

Oh, and one final revelation that will surprise nobody, after being hammered by Big Brother 7, (Celebrity) Love Island has been put out of it’s misery and will not be returning. With ratings this year down on last, and half that of Big Brother, I doubt ITV could afford the expense…

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