Xena: Warrior Princess: Season 1 - all episodes   Rewatch 
April 15, 2020 7:46 PM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

Xena, a mighty Warrior Princess with a dark past, sets out to redeem herself. She is joined by small town bard, Gabrielle. Together they journey the ancient world and fight for the greater good against ruthless Warlords and Gods.
posted by oh yeah! (8 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Just wanted to get a thread open in anticipation of tomorrow's SyFy Channel series marathon. I used to love this show so much, but haven't watched it in decades, so, I'm looking forward to seeing what's familiar and what isn't.
posted by oh yeah! at 7:54 PM on April 15, 2020

i am very gay for lucy lawless

that is all
posted by poffin boffin at 8:13 PM on April 15, 2020 [5 favorites]

As I recall it, Xena season 1 is pretty ropey and mostly carried on the strength of her charisma.
posted by rhamphorhynchus at 7:15 AM on April 16, 2020

I watched the first episode -- the hosting was minimal, just a few bumpers by Lawless & O'Connor, but it's nice to see them anyway.

Very fun trip down nostalgia lane so far though. I'd forgotten how wonderfully bad the crowd dialogue was. Like, they clearly didn't use the New Zealand extras' voices from on-location when they were doing big crowd/fight scenes, either because of the accents or to avoid having to bump people up from being paid as non-speaking extras versus day-players. So I assume they'd just ADR it back in the studio, and it always sounds so incredibly cheesy.
posted by oh yeah! at 3:08 PM on April 16, 2020 [1 favorite]

As an overseas Kiwi that was a major attraction initially - spot the Shortland Street people!
posted by dorothyisunderwood at 4:07 PM on April 16, 2020 [1 favorite]

Yknow if we're doing episode by episode watches of X-files- again, there's no reason not to do the same with Xena.
posted by happyroach at 9:14 AM on April 18, 2020

If there's a Xena super-fan who wants to have a go at it, feel free. But I've got enough scheduled rewatches, weekly broadcast shows and new/upcoming streaming shows to keep up with as it is, I don't really want to turn my Xena binge into something structured or meaningful, I just want to watch it as the mood takes me and revel in the glory and ludicrousity and let the nostalgia wash over me. Ay-yi-yi-yi-yi!
posted by oh yeah! at 12:24 PM on April 18, 2020

Woooow. I haven't watched Xena since I was an actual child, but just seeing the Xena pic in the recently added shows section sent the entire theme (the chanting, the orchestral flourish, the drums, everything) running through my head. After a decade or two of exhausting Peak TV, it's time to finally admit that I'll never enjoy anything as much as the early seasons of Xena or Buffy.

...and I'm gonna put the Xena soundtrack on my workout playlist.
posted by grandiloquiet at 7:44 AM on April 20, 2020

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