Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)

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Hercules, aided by his best friend Iolaus, goes on many adventures helping people and slaying mythical monsters using his half-god strength.

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In this quasi-mythological costume series, Hercules (in Greek Herakles), the noble bastard son of Zeus, hence hated to death by his step-mother Hera, doesn't live as an Olympian after accomplishing his Works and the Argonauts' journey, as classical myth has it, but relinquishes immortality and continues to fight both human and supernatural evil on earth, as a wanderer in and beyond Greece, usually accompanied by his human side-kick Iolaus and sometimes by dodgy Salmoneus. Countless are the challenges, either especially set up by Hera or just on his way, but he always triumphs against all odds, delivers otherwise often hopeless mortals and moves on to new adventures. Written by KGF Vissers

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In an 2011 memoir at Alex Belth's Bronx Banter blog by Hercules The Legendary Journeys show-runner John Schulian, titled "From Ali to Xena" chapters 42, 43, 44, 45 ,46 - he describes his years as the head writer, how the character Xena was created, and his difficulties with Hercules actor Kevin Sorbo. See more »

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In various episodes Aphrodite refers to Hercules as her older brother while in others she calls him her younger brother. See more »

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[Iolaus tries to fight a giant eel by himself]
Lydia: How do you expect to win?
Iolaus: You just keep going until something clever occurs to you.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits for each episode of both Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess included an additional humourous message near the end of the credits. They were usually in the style of the "No animals were harmed..." messages featured in most end credits. See more »

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One of the best shows of the 90's...
5 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a great show. I grew up watching shows like this. Shows that are campy, fun and meant to just be entertaining. Kevin Sorbo is a perfect choice for Hercules and Michael Hurst does a great job as Hercules little but tough friend. And there are plenty of babes in the episodes that kept me watching all those years and still keep me watching. It's sad that shows like this (Brisco County Jr. and Jack of all Trades)don't seem to have enough of a following. I hear that they are making a new Hercules movie and I know that Kevin Sorbo might be too old for the role but I hope he gets a part to play in the movie. Again what a great show and I enjoy watching it now as much as ever.


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