Somehow I missed the beginning of this show and it's been
airing for a while now. I watched the first few episodes. I
enjoy it, but it's not what I'd call a great show. It's done
by the same people who did "Merlin", but that show was a lot
better. I couldn't tell you why, exactly. I guess because
this new show is more silly. Both shows had humor and are
aimed at a younger audience, but "Merlin" had a sort of
coolness about it that this one lacks. In fact, it reminds
me more of the old "Hercules" and "Xena" shows when they
first started (and the spin-offs they had from those). Okay,
maybe not quite as bad as those shows.
The show started off really good, with great special
effects, lots of action, and interesting characters. Then it
got a bit confusing. In fact, it also sort of reminds me of
the Syfy show "Sinbad", to a certain extent.
Jack Donnelly plays Jason, the hero (perhaps of "Jason
and the Argonauts"?) He's very handsome and does a good job.
There aren't too many other handsome actors that I could see
(his two friends are just dopey). Alexander Siddig from
"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" plays King Minos, who's not a
good guy from what I can tell.
A young man goes looking for his father and instead finds
the lost city of Atlantis. He finds out from an oracle that
he's in another universe and that his father "walks among
the dead" and that he has a great destiny. He meets
Pythagoras and Hercules, who become his friends and help him
slay a minotaur. There are lots of strange and mythical
people and beasts.
It's not too shocking or surprising; it doesn't make you
think too hard, but it's an entertaining hour to see some
fun action and adventure.
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