The myth of Hercules is one for the ages. The son of Zeus, the king of the gods and Alcmene, a mortal woman, his legendary strength and journey has become a symbol for facing the challenges in our own lives.
In the 2005 miniseries, Hercules, Paul Telfer plays the title role. Accused of killing his sons, he must go on a journey and face a number of obstacles before his name and reputation can be cleared.
Based on the myth of the Labours Of Hercules, the miniseries takes the viewer on a journey as Hercules not only completes his labours, but also grows up along the way.
Do I recommend it? Maybe.
The cross class divide is a story as old as humanity itself. The question, then begs, when a writer uses this very basic story as the skeleton of their narrative, is there enough to flesh out the story or is the writer relying on stereotypes?
In the short lives series Malibu Shores (1996), Zack Morrison (Tony Lucca) from the wrong sides of the tracks meets rich girl Chloe Walker (Keri Russell), it seems like a match made in heaven. But only to them, that is. Everyone else around them thinks that this relationship is a bad idea. Then Zack’s school is destroyed in an earthquake and he, along with the rest of his classmates, are forced to transfer to Chloe’s high school. The forced mingling between the two groups does not go over well.
Producer Aaron Spelling tried to replicate the success of his mega hit Beverly Hills 90210 with Malibu Shores. 90210, this show is not. It lasted only one season and was cancelled due to poor ratings. While I give the creative team an A for effort, this show, unfortunately, was not very good.
Do I recommend it? No.