The Odyssey

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  • PG-13
  • 1997
  • 1 Season
  • 7.0  (14,593)

The greatest epic of the ancient world, Homer's Odyssey is magnificently recreated for television. Homer's engaging tale recounts the journey of Odysseus, king of Ithaca & mastermind of the Greek victory in the Trojan War. Surviving ten years of challenges sent by the angry gods, he makes his way home to his kingdom, loyal wife & son with something more valuable than the spoils of war: wisdom.

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The Odyssey - The Complete Miniseries Part 2
2. The Odyssey - The Complete Miniseries Part 2
May 19, 1997
The greatest epic of the ancient world, Homer's Odyssey, is now magnificently recreated for television. Homer's tale recounts the journey of Odysseus, king of Ithaca & mastermind of the Greek victory in the Trojan war. Odysseus, known as a man of exceptional cunning & ingenuity, leaves his wife, Penelope & infant son, Telemachus, for what becomes a ten-year siege of the distant city of Troy. Odysseus forms the famous plan to infiltrate the city with a giant wooden horse filled with Greek soldiers & Troy is taken. That night, in the drunken revelry of victory, Odysseus blasphemes the gods, boasting that his own ingenuity, not the help & intervention of the gods brought this glory. Poseidon, god of the sea, is deeply offended & lays on Odysseus a curse: he will never reach home again. The stage is set for the legendary travails of Odysseus and his men. They land on an island looking for food & fresh water & instead are imprisoned by Polyphemous, a brutal man-eating Cyclops. Odysseus manages to free his men, but then they meet Circe and the Sirens; the monsters Scylla and Charybdis; and the irresistible sea nymph, Calypso. Eventually through his protector Athena, Odysseus reaches his home on the island of Ithaca. Ten years have passed & a company of suitors is seeking the hand of Penelope & the kingdom of her lost husband. For ten years she has put them off, refusing to give up on the chance that Odysseus will return. In the meantime, they feast and cavort, laying waste to Odysseus' estate as they form plots to kill Telemachus, his heir. Odysseus, disguised with the help of Athena, plots his revenge. With Telemachus & a few loyal servants, he defeats the treacherous suitors. Finally the family is reunited. Odysseus has learned that there is a difference between cunning and wisdom, and that the latter is key to life and happiness.
1. The Odyssey - The Complete Miniseries Part 1
1. 1. The Odyssey - The Complete Miniseries Part 1
May 18, 1997
The greatest epic of the ancient world, Homer's Odyssey is magnificently recreated for television. Homer's engaging tale recounts the journey of Odysseus, king of Ithaca & mastermind of the Greek victory in the Trojan War. Surviving ten years of challenges sent by the angry gods, he makes his way home to his kingdom, loyal wife & son with something more valuable than the spoils of war: wisdom.
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The greatest epic of the ancient world, Homer's Odyssey is magnificently recreated for television. Homer's engaging tale recounts the journey of Odysseus, king of Ithaca & mastermind of the Greek victory in the Trojan War. Surviving ten years of challenges sent by the angry gods, he makes his way home to his kingdom, loyal wife & son with something more valuable than the spoils of war: wisdom.

The Odyssey is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (2 episodes). The series first aired on May 17, 1997.

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The Odyssey is available for streaming on the Sonar Entertainment website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Odyssey on demand at Amazon and Crackle.

  • Premiere Date
    May 17, 1997
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (14,593)