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Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, syndicated
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I didn't watch all of this. But it pretty much defined camp television for the 90's, and influenced many shows to be created which weren't nearly as good, except for the direct spin-off Xena: Warrior Princess, which was probably even better. Anyway, this was a fairly dumb show in a lot of ways, but it wasn't meant to be particularly good, most of the time. It was meant to be campy and cheesy, and so it was. And pretty damn funny, too. Though it had its serious side, I guess.

The plot was pretty simple. Based on ancient Greek mythology, but often wildly anachronistic, Hercules and his friend Iolaus wandered all around the ancient world, fighting monsters and villains and whatnot, helping the good folks they met. There were several TV movies before the series started. I don't really remember them, don't think I saw them all. In one of them, Hercules's wife and kids died. (Like I said, the series has its serious side.) But anyway... it was a pretty fun adventure series, and... I dunno what else to tell you.


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