Tuesday, August 19, 2008

You're Breaking my Heart . . . Robin Hood

I love the BBC America series Robin Hood. There is something about the classic TV series format (including evil music when the villians ride their horses around that appeals to me). One of my favorite parts of the show has been the love triangle between Marian, Robin Hood, and Guy of Gisborne. Truthfully, I think this is the strongest part of the show. At the beginning of Season 2, Guy was bitter and off Marian after she ditched him at the altar at the end of Season 1. The show wasn't that exciting. Then Guy's feelings for Marian return and the show just kept on getting better. The climax of this was when Guy refused to leave Nottingham for safety so he could stay by Marian's side and die with her. Very romantic. Marian turns Guy into a three dimensional character. We can see him wanting to be good for her sake, but having a hard time putting away him ambitions. We can also see that although Marian is in love with Robin, part of her is attracted to Guy.

Spoiler alert . . .

So how could the writers do this to me? How could they end Season 2 so badly?? The whole ending was ludicrous. Why the heck would Marian decide to tell Guy at the moment he is rushing towards the King with a weapon that she loves only Robin Hood. She knows this will destroy Guy and make him very angry. If anything, she would have done as she had always done in the past and appealed to Guy for his better self, for his love of her. I know Guy would have been angry, but to stab Marian and then run off like a coward? This seemed so out of character that I just wanted to laugh, if albeit hysterically. To have Robin and Marian get married while she lay dying was just so wrong. . . .wrong . . . .wrong. Getting rid of Marian has gotten rid of the best part of the show for me. Marian added the dimensionality to the characters, especially Guy. I don't even know if I want to watch Season 3.

What did you think of the finale?

1 comment:

  1. I was dissapointed with it, too. It seems so unfair! :P