Friday, May 25, 2007

We do read, too ...

The season finale of Robin Hood, on BBC America, airs this week. When we started watching, I vaguely thought it was a mini-series with a finite number of episodes. Guess not. There is usually no season finale without there being a new season next year.

Last night, our ABC Channel 10 reran the pilot episode of Ugly Betty. I hadn't seen it because I assumed it was a one-trick-pony and that it would not be well done. Teach me! It was charming. Now I need to find the rest of the season's episodes. ABC's Web site has a button that says Watch Ugly Betty ...

Midsommer Murders has moved to Saturday. That causes us to DVR it, and we gather around the TV as though it were a campfire, feet up and ready to try to guess the outcome. We seldom do.


5 comments:

ol Doc said...

I'm all ready for the Robin Hood season finale. I just KNOW Lady M. can't be as dead as she looks...

I watched a couple of Ugly B. but can't find it all the time... I keep forgetting, whereas the Robin Hoods are on the timer and I'm usually awake for the whole viewing.

Big Ed said...

Who was the one that found Robin of the hood and told everyone else?

Ranger said...

The golden arrow goes to o1 doc who persuaded us to watch a complete episode, which we hadn't done.

Can't believe that M-M is a goner, either.

Clue: She didn't die in the book.

ol Doc said...

I will gladly accept a golden arrow, as long as it's not accompanied by the Thwack-Unngh sound! I love watching the Sheriff rolling his eyes in some scenes. I often wonder how much of his dialog he's allowed to change if he thinks of something better. In one show, he was calling Robin - just Hood. No title... no first name. Just - Hood. I doubt that happened much in those times. And Hood isn't even his really real name. It's a made up one for Robin, Earl of Loxley. Robin HOOD because he wore a caped hood when in the forest and as a disguise.....

Ranger said...

No "Thwack-Unngh" goes with the award. Although, that's a good representation of the sound used to transition to a different locale, on the show.

The Night Rider (o1 doc's caped hood made me think of it) isn't in the Robin Hood tale, either, that I recall. Poetic, or literary, license?

I read where the wardrobe was semi-modernized for MM so that watching youngsters might sort of identify with her character. I did think that some of her garments looked as if they could be shortened and worn in the winter ....