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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Before being cast as Iolaus, Michael Hurst was a well known Shakespearean stage actor. Hurst found the role quite comfortable as he specialized as Shakespearean fools. See more »

Goofs

Most characters are referred to by their Greek names such as Zeus, Hera, and Ares. However, Hercules is the Roman name of the Greek figure Heracles. The series is set in Greece and the two names would never have been used interchangeably. Though this is a common mistake with modern interpretations of the character. See more »

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Autolycus: Ah, my fame spread like wildfire.
Iolaus: No, more like a bad rash.
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Crazy Credits

On the credits of "Unchained Heart" the credits read "No vicious beasts intent on taking over the world were harmed on the production of this film" where the Humane Society disclaimer would normally appear. See more »

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one of the greatest TV series of all times!!!!!!!!!!!
2 February 2003 | by (pembroke,massachusetts.) – See all my reviews

I loved this show. It had great acting, awesome action sequences, and even better creature designs. The stories are faithful to the original Greek legends as well. I really wish this series would keep running, but it quite on it's 6th season. If you can find these on DVD, get them. You won't regret it.


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