This week, I chose another series that's already a bit older. It's something I used to watch on television when I was younger. Later on, I bought all seasons on dvd and watched it again. When I watched it for the second time I really had to get used to it again. When I watched it on tv, I just watched now and then. So I had never seen the complete story. When I watched it on dvd, I had my doubts after seeing the first episode again. It felt a bit weird. And sometimes you need to leave things in the past haha. But I watched a couple more and I liked it again! I'm talking about: Xena: the Warrior Princess!
Xena is set in ancient Greece (But filmed in New Zealand). Xena used to be very violent. But she wants to redeem herself and decides to start fighting for the greater good. She travels together with her companion Gabrielle. Together they travel through Greece, fighting for good and helping their friends.
How about the actors?
Xena is played by Lucy Lawless. Her friend Gabrielle is portrayed by Renée O'Connor. Lucy Lawless has worked on way more than just Xena! Just a few things to mention: Ash vs Evil Dead, Salem, the Code, Spartacus: Blood and Sand and Tarzan. Renée O'Connor is also known for playing in Ark, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Battlestar Galactica. Some characters I really liked are Callisto (Played by Huston Leick), Joxer (Played by Tex Raimi) and Ares, God of War (Played by Kevin Smith).
Who will like this?
Did you like Hercules? Well, then you just might like to watch Xena as well! Xena: the Warrior Princess is an action, adventure / drama series. It's all about Xena trying to do good. You'll see fights and love stories. And a Xena who is battling to stay good. Fighting her past and the things she has done. There's a nice balance between character development, action, fun and a bit of romance (But really, not that much).
How many seasons?
There were 6 seasons! (1995 - 2001).
I think Xena is a really entertaining show. I love the setting in the ancient Greece. The surroundings and sword fights are great. And the I like the stories. Always something new happens. And I like the overlap with Hercules and the Gods that play a role in this series. I think Xena is great character. Though I've never been really fond of Gabrielle. Oh and I didn't mention her famous warcry yet. Do you know it? If not, seriously: look it up haha. At first this felt very weird in the series. Later on, it was just part of it.. Can't think of Xena without it!
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