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Atlantis: Season 1 (2013/BBC Blu-ray set)

Picture: A- Sound: B Extras: C Episodes: A-

While searching for his long lost father Jason (Jack Donnelly) is pulled into a mysterious glowing underwater vortex and before he knows it, he finds himself on the shores of Atlantis. There, he meets and befriends Pythagoras (Robert Emms) and Hercules (Mark Addy), as well as falls in love with Ariadne (Aiysha Hart), the Princess of Atlantis, but when he learns of Pasiphae, Ariadne's step mother has plans to take the throne for herself, he vows to protect Ariadne and her people.

In Season One, Jason is literally on a journey to a the past to discover his origins, instead he discovers a portal to Atlantis where monsters, magic, sorcery and the legends come alive. He is guided by clues and hints from the mysterious Oracle and aided in his adventures by Pythagoras and Hercules. Pythagoras is the trios know-it-all/brain of the team. Hercules the comic relief, he is an out of shape, lazy, a womanizer, and a drunkard. Together they protect the princess and citizens of Atlantis from the evil queen's plans.

If you like Greek mythology, then look no further, this series retells the various Greek myths with a slight twist. The main character tries to get home he faces all the Greek monsters, heroes, legends, trails and challenges. One does wonders however, if the main character is from the future if he couldn't use a bit more science and modern tech to help him defeat the supernatural/magic, like if it was the character MacGyver, he would of invented gunpowder or made an engine.

The 1080p 1.78 X 1 image is terrific and lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Stereo with Pro Logic-like surrounds are a fine combination delivering the show nicely throughout all episodes. Extras include behind the scenes, interviews with cast and crew and trailers.


The Earth Bull - Jason finds himself in Atlantis and finds himself among the sacrificed, and must defeat the Minotaur or die trying.

A Girl By Any Other Name - A old man asks Jason, Pythagoras and Hercules to rescue his daughter, instead they come face to face with Medusa.

A Boy of No Consequence - Jason must lead a team of prisoners to freedom in bull-leaping after he offends Hepturian for stopping him from beating up an old man.

Twist of Fate - While hunting the boys find an abandoned baby in the woods, Oedipus.

White Lies - Ariadne's long lost exiled brother returns and the Queen becomes afraid he might expose her plot to take over the throne.

The Song of Sirens - Hercules uses a love potion on Medusa and it works... but has deadly side side effects.

The Rules of Engagement - After learning of Ariadne's betrothal to Heptarian, Jason challenges Heptarian in the arena in a fight that could cost him his life.

The Furies - The boys meet Pythagoras' brother Arcas, whom share a dark past and a even darker secret.

Pandora's Box - Jason and Hercules journeys to the underworld to find Pandora's Box.

The Price of Hope - As Hercules' searches for a cure for Medusa, he learns of a way... but only at the cost of his life.

Hunger Pangs - Jason eats sacrificial meat and gets turned into a were-wolf.

Touched by the Gods: Part 1 - Jason is forced to keep his promise to Circe, to kill the Queen ... but can he do it in cold blood?

Touched by the Gods: Part 2 - Jason must save Ariadne from a death sentence, and his parentage is finally discovered.

- Ricky Chiang


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