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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Trivia

In the book 'Hercules The Legendary Journeys - An Insider's Guide to the Continuing Adventures' by Robert Weisbrot, it's revealed that Kevin Sorbo was was jealous and angry over the larger success of Xena over his show. In order to soothe Kevin's ego, Producer, Chloe Smith suggested to Rob Tapert the idea to have the Hercules crew spit on the ground every time "Xena" was mentioned, and the plan was implemented. See more »

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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: Of course I care about the needs of the people... I happen to be one of them.
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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 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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