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TV Show Love

Does anyone other than me love a tv show or movie or book that most people associate with children? Why do you love it? Do people tease you for it, or do you just not say that you love it to anyone?

One of my favourite shows ever is Maid Marian and Her Merry Men.

 Have you heard of it?

I first saw it when I was 13 and I got totally hooked on it and I totally love it now, even though i'm 21. Every time I watch it, I notice new things about it. The cast is fantastic (actors from Blackadder and Red Dwarf) the writing is clever, the jokes are at all sorts of different levels, there's political commentary, social commentary, parody, puns, sexual innuendo, cultural/pop references. I love the Robin Hood legend in general, and this makes it just hilarious, and the characters are lovely. Marian is a lot like me. I love the twist on the legend- that history is largely chauvinistic, and Marian was the leader of the gang and was forgotten over history. I love how much of a yuppie/metrosexual Robin is and how sweet he is. I love how the Baddies aren't evil, they've just got a different opinion/worldview. I love the random references to things, and the historical anachronisms. I love the messages behind things. I love the songs- it's a musical. The songs are funny and catchy. I love how it's truly suitable for all ages in my opinion. Four year olds can watch it, and adults can watch it and laugh without feeling like it's totally dumbed down. I love how the style is similar to some sort of mix between Red Dwarf, Blackadder, pantomime, and a musical. And I love that after all these years it can still make me laugh.

What about you?
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