Monday, January 24, 2011

Series We Loved: Relic Hunter

Relic Hunter follows the globe-trotting adventures of unorthodox American archaeologist Sydney Fox (Tia Carrere), and her more reserved British assistant Nigel Bailey (Christien Anholt). They are assisted at their 'home base', a generic American university identified only as Trinity College, by ditzy student secretary Claudia (Lindy Booth), the spoiled and fashion-conscious daughter of one of the college's major donors. The character of Claudia was replaced in the third season by Karen Petrushky (Tanja Reichert), who is closer to the standard 'sexy secretary' stereotype but with a facility for predicaments of a bureaucratic nature.
At the beginning of each episode, there is a short flashback in which a relic or artifact is used or abused in its original time before being lost, stolen or hidden. The show cuts to Trinity College in the present day, where Sydney and Nigel are asked to find the relic by some person or agency such as a museum, private collector (in disguise) or government. Most episodes feature the duo traveling around the globe, hunting for clues in order to find the artifact. Complications abound, often with rival relic hunters getting involved, generally giving Sydney a chance to show off her martial arts prowess. It is then up to Sydney and Nigel to seize the relic and ensure it ends up in the proper hands (such as the rightful owners or a suitable museum). Each episode ends with a scene at Trinity College explaining what has happened to the relic.
The plots in Relic Hunter usually take a grain of historical information and are dramatized in order to fit in with the story. There are, however, some historical errors on the show. For example, the episode "Devil Doll" mentioned Cuzco as an Aztec city but Cuzco was an Inca city while in the season 1 episode "Irish Crown Affair", the last legitimate ruler of Ireland, king Brian Boru is shown wearing a costume depicting 3 lions which was actually a symbol for England.
Many episodes feature comic moments interlaced with the action. Sydney also knows how to hold her own in a fight and Carrere is often involved in many fights and stunts in the show. The shows also exploits the sexual tension between Sydney and Nigel, including one episode in which they went undercover in a nudist colony. Sydney is also frequently seen wearing skimpy clothing, with lots of cleavage and tight-fitting shorts; this was a major aspect of the series.

Why we miss it?
Did anyone watch that? I really loved it! Haven't missed an episode. I was even getting late at everything i had to do so i can watch it. It was like Lara Croft but with less fantasy. Sydney fox she was seriously kicking ass and Nigel was so funny and always couldn't really help. Tia Carrere was amazing at her role. Action, comedy, love and adventure! All in one! I'm thinking to re-watch it from the start :p I love that kind of stories!

P.S: Doesn't the guy, reminds you of Dimitri at Anastasia movie?


  1. Hey I've seen couple episodes of that, but I can't remember why I haven't seen all of them....
    And Yiota nice observation....I see that now too....

  2. yes! yes he does remind me of dimitri!!!!!!! and where did you find it! DAMN i used to have a crush on her when everyone had a crush on lara croft!

  3. @JonnyB : Dare to be different :P

    OMG how all of you remember Dimitri?? Yiota told me who he was and i'm like ....ok. It's been ages guys.. it's kinda creepy.. Anastasia movie.. lol

    about the post now.. i remember this series, i used to watch it in tv and i really liked it, i haven't seen all the episodes, but it was a good one, sure miss it =)

    yiota thanks for reminding it..


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