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8.3 - Robot of Sherwood

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Reviewed By: MercuryReview Date: 3/14/19 6:01 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

I think this is underrated and harshly judged. I enjoyed it first time viewing it and it has grown on me even more in repeated viewings. Yes it is silly in essence but I find it so well done and find that the absurdities are portrayed very deliberately and knowingly to great effect. It is a playful spoof on the Robin Hood legends and the film versions of Robin Hood. I find it very funny and witty and I love Peter Capaldi brilliantly showing his comedic skills.

The plot, largely done for laughs, is one that would not be out of place at all in the classic series. It has similar ideas but is done in a much better way than stories like The Gunfighters and on is a par with The Myth Makers which similarly had a sardonically comedic escapade among mythical history. It also bears something in common with great stories like The Time Warrior and New Series stories like The Unicorn and the Wasp. The humour is sly and sarcastic rather than just dumb silliness so the seemingly childish idea of meeting Robin Hood becomes an in joke but it also gives enough reasons to allow you to accept it is really happening within the world of Doctor Who. There are some decent Robots and a sneering villain as well. The acting is all good, especially Capaldi's, the script is funny and the story is fun. Really good entertainment. Therefore, whilst not a classic I rate this as a strong 8.5/10 episode.
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Reviewed By: TheBigChurroReview Date: 11/29/17 12:57 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

An underrated, fun romp of a tale. One of Gatiss' best imo.
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Reviewed By: AlfredReview Date: 10/12/15 8:58 am
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Irritatingly light-hearted. The comedic scenes between Capaldi and the supporting cast become more and more annoying as Capaldi's fixed idea about Robin and his Merry Men being robots is laid on too thick for too long.
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Reviewed By: WreosirReview Date: 9/5/15 12:44 pm
0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

There's a difference between trying to orient the show more towards children and Mark Gatiss taking a dump on the series. Not a complete failure, but just hard to take seriously given the loose plot points and absurd characterizations (mainly of the Doctor).