Picks and Pans Review: Robin Hood
Think of it as Star Wars without the stars. The Sherwood Forest's Luke Skywalker, Robin Hood, is a young and handsome British stage and TV actor named Michael Praed. He has his Obi-Wan Kenobi, a guy who wears a moose head, and his Wookie, a hulk named Little John. Better yet, he has as his Princess Leia his Maid Marion; she is a sigh-inspiring beauty, a Royal Ballet School alum named Judi Trott (who had the unfortunate distinction of making her American film debut in Heaven's Gate). The pilot aired in January, but now Showtime is adding four new episodes, two this month, two next month, Robin Hood has everything a good adventure series should have: good guys, bad guys, a little suspense and intrigue, a little romance and even chase scenes (without benefit of helicopters or vans, thank goodness).