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January 19, 2022

Have been rewatching Xena and I love it

Filed under: My Thoughts — Suramya @ 11:35 PM

A few weeks ago I suddenly had the urge to (re)watch Xena: Warrior Princess after reading a bunch of tweets by Lucy Lawless who is an awesome person BTW. I had watched a few episodes of it over the years but never watched the full series, So I started watching the series and I love it. There is so much camp in the episodes and a lot of them are riffing off other series like the one episode “Scrolls of Xena” that is a parody of Indiana Jones. But the episode are mindless fun with a few moral lessons thrown in at times which makes them fun to watch without being grim. This is a trend I really dislike where everything needs to be make (or remade) into a grim/gritty version of itself.

As I was watching the series, I was reminded of this novel called ‘The Warslayer‘ by Rosemary Edghill where an actor who plays a character similar to Xena called ‘Vixen’ gets transported to a world where magic is real and she is expected to defeat the greatest evil to rise since she is ‘Vixen’ the scourge of evil everywhere. The novel has hat tips to Xena, Galaxy Quest amongst others and was a novels that I really liked when I last read it about a decade or so ago. I ended up re-reading the book and it was as good as I remembered. So, if you are looking for a good read check it out.

I still have another 90 or so episodes left so I know I will be watching the series for a while before I am done, especially since I am only watching a couple of episodes at a time as and when I get some free time or want a break from studies. If you haven’t seen the series, I highly recommend it.

Once I am done I think I might watch Hercules as well but with the actor who played Hercules acting like a bigoted/anti-science ass most of the time online I am not sure if I would be able to watch it without constantly getting reminded of all the nonsense he keeps posting. Let’s see, I still have a lot of time before I have to decide so will not break my head on this right now.

Well this is all for now. Will post more later.

– Suramya

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