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Xena,once known as "Destroyer of Nations," tries to redeem herself by fighting for the greater good. On her quest, she meets Gabrielle, a small town bard hungry for adventure. Together they take down some of the world's most formidable opponents, even the gods!Written by
Willie Nelson Crane Jr
Xena, a spin-off from Hercules, surpassed it's predecessor in ratings and popularity, becoming a humongous hit, and achieved cult status.
They covered thought provoking themes such as redemption, the greater good, moral dilemmas, grief, anger, betrayal, relationships, friendship, and the power of love. It was heart-wrenching at times and hilarious other times(the comedies). It was immersed in fantasy(mythology) with stylized Hong Kong martial arts action and a wink, Xena and Gabrielle both had growth as characters and you literally got to see it happen. Xena, multi-skilled, thanks to her amazing infamous storied past, wasn't a typical boring hero(Hercules, yawn) type that we've seen a thousand times in fiction and on the screen. She changed her ways and kept her badass edge
Lucy Lawless is a true find. Her range as an actress is outstanding. An underrated actress, I believe she is one of the best actresses out there today. Her current work on Spartacus is blowing me away. Her facial expressions are the best I've ever seen in an actress. She really knows how and when to use them. Whether it be a quiet subtle moment or more extreme. She's not afraid to scream or yell or snarl. Most Hollywood beauties would be worried about it making them look unattractive or ugly. But not the ballsy Mrs. Lawless. She sinks herself into the role and gives it her all!
She plays a tough warrior woman with a dark past whom changes her ways and now fights for the greater good, and yet she still keeps her badass edge. Renee O'Connor is sweet and cute. Perfectly cast as Xena's partner, Gabrielle. She brings a lot of comedic moments into Xena's much darker life. She also somewhat becomes Xena's conscience as the series progresses. Xena and Gabrielle's charm, banter, and depth of their friendship was more enjoyable and touching than anything I've ever seen on other shows.
Yes, there's subtext. Heaps. One might be under the delusion that this show is only for lesbians, and that's why it became a hit. I'm here to tell you not so at all. Over the many years, I have come to know for a fact that there are a ton of straight male and female fans in addition to gay and lesbian fans. All around the world! In all age groups! The stories and charming lead characters were riveting, and that is a great draw for anyone that appreciates richly done show.
The most important thing: was I entertained? Because in the end that's all that really matters. The answer is yes. It was....it is, a very thought provoking and satisfying experience. Imo, it fulfilled something that was missing on TV, an empowered female. She could take care of herself and didn't answer or take orders from anyone.
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