There’s going to be a new show on your TVs, blah, blah, it sounds dumb but also maybe we are just not the target audience, blah. Want to hear about it? It’s going to be on the CW, the same network that Gossip Girl was on! Remember Gossip Girl?! Remember how it ended? Remember who “Gossip Girl” turned out to be and how dumb it was, though also remember how it was the only main character that would have “made sense,” really? Want to just talk about Gossip Girl some more all day and forever? No? This, then? Ok. From The Hollywood Reporter:

The youth-skewing network is developing Sherwood, an hourlong period drama with a female slant, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Sherwood, which has received a script commitment at the network, is set in 1072 England and revolves around a young noblewoman who sets out to free her serf boyfriend, who has been wrongfully imprisoned by ruthless Norman occupiers. Seeing help from the vanished Robin of Locksley, she inadvertently reunites — and joins — the fabled Robin Hood and his Merry Men, inspiring new hope for the oppressed people of Nottingham.

ZzzzZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. What a snoozer! You lost me at “set in 1072″ and then as I was walking away you continued to lose me with every new sentence! Now I don’t even have any idea where I am! Because we’re all here hanging out with nothing better to do, how about we think of a few ways to spice this thing up? Here are my ways: There is a gossip blog that reports on all of the wealthy people of Nottingham. Who runs it? Who knows! But interest in the blog starts to pick up once it starts reporting the news that Robin Hood and his Merry Men reunited. Where has Robin of Locksley been all this time? Will demons from his past come out to hurt him at the worst possible times? Will the female character find romance? We’ll just have to watch and find out. XOXO, Sherwood Noblewoman.

Comments (20)
  1. So I’m confused; are you saying you WOULDN’T watch this? Because I know I Sherwood!

  2. Did Robin Hood save Chuck and Blair from the cops? Because that’s been bugging me. All of a sudden everything was fine!

  3. If there are bows and arrows involved, I am 150% On Board.

    • The bow wasn’t invented till 1073, so in season one there will be a lot of running at people with arrows.

      • “First you blame US for saying the world is ending today, now this?!” – The Mayans, yes, the Mayans all said that in unison right now, I heard them. What’s that? “Where do Mayans come from?” I don’t know where? “MIAMI!!!!!”? Shake my head, you. Shake my head.

  4. Most shows should be set in the middle ages. At least that would give a good reason for the lack of racial diversity.

  5. They should just show Robin Hood : Men In Tights every week instead because it is the best. We’re men! We’re men in tights!

  6. I do want to just keep talking about Gossip Girl, thanks for asking! My coworker and I have not gone a day this week without talking about all the reasons it doesn’t make sense that Dan is Gossip Girl. Like, for example, in the pilot episode, Gossip Girl makes this super jovial post about how Chuck is about to violate Jenny that ends with “I love parties!”

  7. 1072??? Now I’m not some purist and I don’t mind doing something different with myths and legends but the thing is that unlike, say, King Arthur, Robin Hood is set in a very specific period – that of the reign of Richard or John, some time between 1189 and 1216. Is changing the dates something that their demographics research has turned up? Are the kids today just more comfortable with the series being set in the time of William the Conqueror? Did he just get them?

  8. Starring Ed Westwick, and his catch phrase will be “I’m Robin Hood.”

  9. So, someone at CW thought “This ‘Arrow’show is too contemporary and interesting. Anyone know a way we can fix that?”

  10. The noblewoman will be named Buffie Summerdale and Robin Hood will be constantly referred to as the Angel of Sherwood. Friar Tuck will be in possession of a Magical Window into the Future (which he stole from the Vatican) so that the Merry Men can trade pop culture quips that aren’t based solely around obscure ninth century historical figures. And Buffie’s serf boyfriend will be named Serfy McPeasantsalot.

  11. Whenever they see an occupier they’ll yell Norm!

  12. Read this title as “Making Sherlock Less Boring,” got absolutely furious for about three seconds.

  13. I want to see a medieval show set in somewhere other than Europe. Like, for example, an adaptation of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Make it as soapy as you want.

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