Xena: Warrior Princess is an American supernatural fantasy adventure series that aired in syndication from September 4, 1995 until June 18, 2001.The series was created in 1995 by writer-director-producer Robert Tapert under his production tag, Renaissance Pictures with later co-executive producers being John Schulian, R. J. Stewart and Sam Raimi. The series narrative follows Xena (played by Lucy Lawless), a warrior in a quest to seek redemption for her past sins as a ruthless warlord by using her formidable fighting skills to help people. Xena is accompanied by Gabrielle (played byRenee O'Connor), who during the series changes from a simple farm girl into an amazon warrior and Xena's greatest ally; her initial naïveté helps to balance Xena and assists her in recognizing and pursuing the "greater good".
The show is a spin-off of the television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys; in fact, the saga began with three episodes in Hercules where Xena was a recurring character originally scheduled to die in her third appearance. Aware that the character of Xena had been very successful among the public, the producers of the series decided to create a spin-off series based on her adventures. Xena was a successful show which has aired in more than 108 countries around the world since 1998, ranked #10 on TV Guide's Top 30 Cult TV Shows of All Time and #100 on Bravo's 100 Greatest TV Characters. Xena's success has led to hundreds of tie-in products, including, comics, books, video games and conventions, realized annually since1998 in Pasadena, California and London.
Why We Loved It: Why? Because the show is so unrealistic and fake that it rurns to awesome! Xena combines the awesomness of Hercules with a smoking hot protagonist and you have a hit series. Sort of. Now the reason we miss this movie is the extreme unrealism of everything in the series. From the way you see Greece, to Mythology, to the combat scenes to the age. I mean how old did Xena get? Seriously! Not to mention the fact that she traveled from Greece, to China, to Arabia, to Skandinavia, even to America I think. WHat we also miss is the famous battle cry Xena did when she charged in combat (usually doing a roll while she jumps in the middle of 4-5 people). We also loved the fact that Xena was more comic than Hercules. They knew they had crossed the line and were unrealistic beyond relief and they made a great laugh of it. Great show, still watch it when I find it. Miss the hot protagonist (which i dont know the name) and the battle scenes. Funny show, interesting show.