It should be entirely superfluous and yet it starts off with some great dialogue and then settles down to being a decent crispy which plays with the folklore of Robin Hood quite effectively. The link to the season’s bigger plot is a bit clunky and the ending is pure Mark Gatiss (which is to say, big and rubbish) but given I thought it was going to be dire, I actually liked it.
About Matthew Dentith
Author of "The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories" (Palgrave Macmillan), Matthew Dentith wrote his PhD on epistemic issues surrounding belief in conspiracy theories. He is a frequent media commentator on the weird and the wonderful, both locally and internationally. On occasion he can be caught dreaming about wax lions but, mostly, it is rumoured he works for elements of the New World Order.All posts by Matthew