The Odyssey (1992–1994)

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Following an accident, young Jay Ziegler falls into a coma. While his family and friends must continue their lives in the Real World, Jay finds himself in the magical Downworld on a quest to return home.

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Series cast summary:
Illya Woloshyn ...
 Jay Ziegler (39 episodes, 1992-1994)
Ashleigh Aston Moore ...
 Alpha / ... (39 episodes, 1992-1994)
Tony Sampson ...
 Flash / ... (39 episodes, 1992-1994)
Janet Hodgkinson ...
 Val Ziegler (38 episodes, 1992-1994)
Andrea Nemeth ...
 Medea / ... (28 episodes, 1992-1994)
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 Finger / ... (23 episodes, 1992-1994)
Jeremy Radick ...
 Fractal / ... (18 episodes, 1993-1994)
Dwight Koss ...
 Dr. Max Oswald (17 episodes, 1992-1994)
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Following an accident, young Jay Ziegler falls into a coma. While his family and friends must continue their lives in the Real World, Jay finds himself in the magical Downworld on a quest to return home.

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Odd but a deep-thinking kids' show
16 April 2006 | by (Dundee, Scotland) – See all my reviews

'The Odyssey' is probably one of the most unique shows I've ever watched both because of it's quirky storyline and the fact it had a bit of everything from sci-fi to drama to romance to action/adventure.

The show revolved around thirteen-year-old Jay Ziegler, a troubled boy who stubbornly clings to the belief his dead father faked his death. He is left fighting for his life following a fall from a tree-house trying to escape bullies and while, in reality (the Upworld) his mother desperately tries to cajole her son into regaining consciousness, Jay's comatose mind travels to the Downworld, a strange place where only children exist. There, he is determined to find his father so both can return home and he is joined on his adventures by Flash, the alter-ego of one of the bullies, and Alpha, the alter-ego of Jay's best friend Donna.

The first and second seasons were very enjoyable and thought-provoking as they explored the idea of where the mind goes when one is in a coma and just how much of Jay's state was mental rather than because he was physically unwell. The third season dealt with Jay's life once he had emerged from his coma and was an interesting insight into how difficult it can be for a child to adjust after two years of being seriously ill. Jay still considered himself thirteen years old but all his friends were fifteen and had grown up so much in those two years he was unconscious.

This was a great show for teens who wanted a bit more than the usual drivel delivered in soaps and dumbed-down kiddie dramas. It's a shame it's not available on DVD or repeated again on telly because I imagine it has the potential to be as popular now as it was in the Nineties.


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