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Hercules Season Six: The Final Season

 

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

 

 

Kevin Sorbo put Hercules on the map, but by the sixth and last season, he looked bored and the show had played itself out quite a bit. The Xena spin-off (reviewed elsewhere on this site) may have done more harm than good, Disney had done their animated hit feature film and Sorbo went down as the most successful live action actor in the role since Steve Reeves. It also typecast him in the role, no matter what other films or TV series he did.

 

The show itself became the biggest hit in syndication at its peak, but Universal Television quit while they were ahead and many imitators came and went quickly. The shows in this final set are as follows, with commentary tracks marked with an *:

 

1)     Be Deviled*

2)     Love, Amazon Style*

3)     Rebel With A Cause

4)     Darkness Visible

5)     Hercules, Tramps & Thieves* (best episode title in the series?)

6)     City Of The Dead

7)     A Wicked Good Time*

8)     Full Circle*

 

 

The point of the show was to have fun with the mythology and not take itself too seriously, but that also made the show wear thin quickly. At this point, this could only be a series for diehard fans and that is really who it is made for. If you are not a fan, this will drag on quickly.

 

The 1.33 X 1 full frame image has some digititis and even slight blocking throughout, but weve seen worse and it is not like this was the best looking show on TV. The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo has Pro Logic surrounds and is the highlight of the set. The music is just more of the same. Extras include a photo gallery on DVD 1, Its A Wrap wrap party footage on DVD 3, special effects featurette, behind the scenes of the final show and titles for the series (some never used) on DVD 4 and a DVD-ROM in DVD 5 with mythology, series trivia, Hercules Chronicles and actor, director and writer bios. That makes this a well-rounded conclusive box. Now, the entire show is out on DVD and that ends that.

 

 

- Nicholas Sheffo


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