Why BBC, WHY?

4 01 2008

AKA  The Debacle That Was The Robin Hood Season Finale

Ok I know that it is really a show for kids.  And the important thing is the myth and legend stuff not the love triangle soap opera stuff.  BUT.  Why, BBC, did you kill off Marion?  What was point of sending the gang over to the Holy Land?  What did it achieve exactly??  ARGH so many questions.

This is what I would have written had I been in charge:

  • Marion offers herself to Guy if he kills the sheriff (who, incidentally, doesn’t need to be in Nottingham anymore apparently – so much for all that bruhahah when he went missing for a few hours the other week).  Instead of misplacing his balls, he actually goes through with it (which seems make much more sense, character-wise).
  • Marion then finds out that Robin is not dead but has already made her promise.  This can go two ways (both better that what actually happened): a) she stays with Guy and then we have a pissed-off Robin and a torn Marion and a happy Guy; or b) she reneigned on her promise to Guy (after he has killed the Sheriff) so we have a powerfull but super-pissed Guy, and a happy if a little in the dog-house Robin and Marion.
  • The King would have been a bit more effectual.
  • Carter would have joined the gang instead of being killed for no reason.

I do realise that a lot of people enjoy Robin for Keith Allen’s sheriff but I have started to get a but tired of the slashiness (it skeeves me out because, well, Keith Allen skeeves me out) and his one-liners are just a bit too hammy and not actually that funny anymore.

The series is returning for a third season but I really do not see how it will me.  Sure, we will have much guilt-ridden angst from Guy and vengeance-fuelled hatred from Robin but with no Marion, Djaq or Will, the remaining characters are going to have to really go some to fill those shoes.





Er how can I put this politely…

11 09 2006

I made the mistake of lending Season 2 of Alias to my MIL a while ago (and it has been QUITE a while) and she has yet to watch even the first episode.  I finally summoned up the courage to ask how she is getting on with them, hoping it will prompt her to watch them and give them the hell back.   She did offer to return them unwatched but the problem is that I am torn.  I want to have them back so I can watch them (especially since I am now at a TV loose end) but I also want to share the Alias-love.  I really want her to watch them and get into the programme but I also want her to do it quick-smart.

I will give her until I have re-watched Season 1 and then I will have to get tough.  I need me some Vartan-time. 





Dear “Writers”

23 08 2006

I am enjoying Season 5 just fine as it goes.  However I have one MAJOR gripe about this season.  Have you forgotten that Joey and Pacey were an item?  I mean, not just an item, but in love.  And having sex.  And that they broke up and it was very upsetting for them both?  Because you have barely mentioned it at all.  All Joey (and everyone around Joey) can seem to talk about is Dawson and how they didn’t get together.  Other than one scene and a couple of ‘looks’, it has hardly even been acknowledged.  I am glad I know how things turn out because this is just not cool. 

Signed

Me