This prequel series to the smash hit Hercules: The Legendary Journeys explores the dawn of an ancient age of light and darkness as the half-god, half-man Hercules (Ryan Gosling, The Notebook) alongside his friends, Prince Jason (Chris Conrad, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation) and Iolaus (Dean O’Gorman, The Hobbit Trilogy) struggles to find his place in the world and learns what it means to be a hero.
50 episodes of our then-teen heartthrob Ryan Gosling as Hercules, telling a lot of cool 24 minute stories, in the comical style of its predecessors, while also relaying some good lessons in the process. Unlike adult Hercules & Xena, there’s little to no sexual content in this series, so it makes it very well-suited to younger audiences, and families.
This is a great movie and loved watching this whole series with my family. Brings me back to the times we spent watching tv with daddy all the time. The only real downside to this series is that the episodes are only half the length of the other series’, but they cram a lot of action and story content into those reduced time-slots. The story and characters are inspired by the ancient mythology we all studied in school, but it expands on that with creative twists. It’s entertaining and empowering to see Young Hercules make his way in the world.
“The early years of mythology’s mightiest man are revealed in Young Hercules: The Complete Series! This prequel series to the smash hit Hercules: The Legendary Journeys explores the dawn of an ancient age of light and darkness as the half-god, half-man Hercules — alongside his friends, Prince Jason and Iolaus — struggles to find his place in the world and learns what it means to be a hero.”
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