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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The ratings soared to number one in syndicated action shows, passing the seemingly insurmountable Baywatch (1989). Later it would be surpassed by it's own spin-off show, Xena: Warrior Princess (1995), which took top spot in Xena's second season. Xena continued to lead Hercules every subsequent year both series aired. 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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Ares: I can't believe you have these mortals convinced that you're this "Kevin Sorbo" character.
Hercules: Some people just aren't ready for the truth.
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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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Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
19 June 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

i must admit i didn't watch Hercules until Xena Warrior Princess finished in 2001, and Hercules was in re-runs, i was missing the Greek world gods, etc... so i thought i would give Hercules a chance and i'm glad to say i LOVED it wot a great show i was missing, i'm just myth ed i couldn't of supported it while it was on our television screens:( like Xena was it is filmed in GORGEOUS New Zealand Kevin Sorbo does a GREAT job of playing Hercules and the talented Michael Hurst plays his best buddy Iolaus great action,drama,comedy,banter between these 2 guys,i miss this show and there legendary journeys i brought all 6 series on DVD and the television movies on DVD to give it a chance i'm glad i did:)


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