Today I bring you the greatest podcast in the history of podcasts of the greatest television show in the history of television. Yes dear podcast listeners, I bring you season one of…
HERCULES THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS.
Hercules the Legendary Journeys was a nineties syndicated telvision series starring Kevin Sorbo. It’s about a time of myth and legend in ancient Greece when the ancient gods were petty and cruel and they plagued mankind with suffering. Only one man dared to challenge their power. His name was the half god Hercules. Since he was half god, Hercules possessed a strength the world had never seen that was surpassed only by the power of his heart. During the series he travels the earth battleling bad guys. Often times these were the minions of his step mother Hera, the all powerful Queen of the Gods. Basically, whenever there was evil or an innocent was suffering Hercules was there to save them.
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Merlin also known as The Adventures of Merlin is a British BBC One TV show that started in 2008. It was created by Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps. As of this recording in May 2011 it has three television seasons with another slated for next autumn. The series was created to be a family drama that children to grandparents could enjoy together.
PLOT: Camelot has outlawed magic. Anyone seen practicing magic or helping someone practicing magic will be put to death by order of the king. No exceptions. Magical creatures are killed on sight, whether they are dangerous or not. The king even killed every dragon in the land save one, which he imprisoned below the castle to serve as an example to anyone who dares to defy the King.
Merlin is sent to Camelot by his mother to stay with the Camelot royal physician named Gaius. Through a series of fortunate (or unfortunate depending on who you ask) he comes to be the manservant of Prince Arthur. Now, he must use his powers in secret to help Prince Arthur become a great king someday, knowing that if he is ever found out to be magical he would be put to death.
OH My God. We must never talk this long again. It took me 7 hours to edit this episode. This episode covers only season 1-2 of Merlin. There are no spoilers for season 3 and onward. We might go back later and do another episode that covers season 3. This series has some problems, but I think its a fun ride and worth the effort of tracking down if you’re a fantasy fan. The first two episodes are a little rough, but the show continuously improves as it goes on.