Xena: Warrior Princess

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  • TV-PG
  • 1995
  • 6 Seasons
  • 6.7  (48,371)

Xena: Warrior Princess is an iconic fantasy action-adventure television series that aired from 1995 to 2001 in syndication. The show follows the adventures of Xena (Lucy Lawless), a former ruthless warlord who, after a life-changing epiphany, decides to atone for her past sins by fighting for the greater good, accompanied by her trusty friend and bard Gabrielle (Renee O'Connor).

Throughout its six seasons, Xena: Warrior Princess became famous for its thrilling fight sequences, its use of mythological and historical references, and its exploration of themes such as redemption, friendship, and love. The show also had a large and dedicated fanbase, who appreciated its strong female characters and emotional storytelling.

While Lawless's Xena is undoubtedly the show's main character and heart, the ensemble cast of Xena: Warrior Princess is one of its main strengths. O'Connor's Gabrielle evolves from a naive and innocent farm girl into a skilled warrior in her own right, while Ted Raimi's Joxer provides comic relief and a different perspective on the show's themes. Karl Urban and Adrienne Wilkinson's characters, Julius Caesar and Eve, respectively, provide additional layers of complexity and drama to the show, as well as fantastic performances.

One of Xena: Warrior Princess's most notable features is its commitment to telling engaging and entertaining stories, no matter the episode's genre or tone. While the show's emphasis is on action and adventure, it also contains episodes that are funny, romantic, or downright tragic. Marton Csokas, Danielle Cormack, Bruce Campbell, Jennifer Sky, Timothy Omundson, Claire Stansfield, and William Gregory Lee are just some of the actors who appeared on the show and delivered memorable performances, adding to the show's depth and diversity.

Another vital element of Xena: Warrior Princess is its use of mythology and history. While the show can be very loose with historical accuracy, it consistently uses real-world myths and legends as inspiration for its overarching stories and individual episodes. This element adds an extra layer of intrigue and depth to the show, demonstrating that its writers were committed to creating something unique and intellectually stimulating.

Ultimately, Xena: Warrior Princess is a show that had an enormous impact on popular culture, especially in terms of representation of women and the exploration of complex themes. While the show was often criticized for its campy dialogue and special effects, it remained popular for fans who appreciated its unique blend of action, adventure, and storytelling. It's a show that stands as a testament to the power of television and a representation of how much can be achieved when a good idea is executed well.

In conclusion, Xena: Warrior Princess is an iconic television show that is still loved and celebrated by its fans many years later. With its unforgettable characters, thrilling action sequences, and mythological and historical references, this series remains an essential watch for anyone who loves high-concept storytelling and strong female characters. It's a show that stands the test of time and remains a classic of the fantasy genre to this day.

Xena: Warrior Princess is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (135 episodes). The series first aired on September 4, 1995.

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Friend in Need (2)
22. Friend in Need (2)
June 25, 2001
In this two-part series finale, Xena and Gabrielle take on a samurai ghost , and his army of 20,000 warriors. Things heat up, though, when Xena learns the evil samurai ghost has captured a lot of souls.
Friend in Need Part 2
22. Friend in Need Part 2
June 18, 2001
Xena dies to fight Yodoshi as a ghost and Gabrielle takes on a dangerous journey to find her friend's body.
Friend in Need (1)
21. Friend in Need (1)
June 16, 2001
In the first part of a two-part series finale. Xena and Gabrielle are summoned to the city of Higuchi to defeat a samurai ghost who has enslaved 20,000 people. What is Xena to do when she learns that her dark past is the cause of this?
Soul Possession
20. Soul Possession
June 9, 2001
In modern-day time, reincarnated Xena, Ares, Gabrielle, and Joxer discovers a scroll that indicates Xena and Ares were married.
Many Happy Returns
19. Many Happy Returns
May 20, 2001
Xena and Gabrielle save a young virgin from being sacrificed by a group of religious zealots. Xena and Gabrielle has to deliver Hermes' helmet to Thebes.
When Fates Collide
18. When Fates Collide
May 12, 2001
Caesar escapes from Hades - and in doing so - takes control of The Faith's "Loom of Life" and altering the present; In this new world, Gabrielle is a playwright, and Xena is ruling next to Caesar. When the feelings between Gabrielle and Xena surface, how will Caesar deal with it?
The Last of the Centaurs
17. The Last of the Centaurs
May 5, 2001
Xena and Gabrielle become mixed up in a battle between the centaurs and Lord Belach. What is Xena to do when Belach is the son of her past lover Borias and the centaur, Xenan, is the son of the deceased Ephiny?
Send in the Clones
16. Send in the Clones
April 28, 2001
Clones of Xena and Gabrielle is made in modern-day time, and they have to adapt to the different environment. Meanwhile, the clone of Xena must battle Xena's archenemy, evil Alti.
To Helicon and Back
15. To Helicon and Back
February 24, 2001
Gabrielle has to lead the Amazons when a masked warrior kidnaps Varia, the Amazon queen, which leads them on a bloody mission to rescue her. Can Xena help the Amazons this time?
Path of Vengeance
14. Path of Vengeance
February 17, 2001
Varia, the queen of the Amazons, kidnaps Eve and seeks revenge against her for killing her younger sister during an attack on the Amazons. When Xena hears what has happened to Eve, her and Gabrielle set out to rescue her, only to learn a war between the Amazons and Romans are about to start.
You Are There
13. You Are There
February 10, 2001
A tabloid-TV reporter attempts to learn why Xena and Gabrielle have returned to Norse land; The reporter suspects Xena is going to kill Odin and make herself a god in his place. The reporter also follows Xena and Gabrielle around to ask, the question we're all dying to know, "are they lovers."
The God You Know
12. The God You Know
February 3, 2001
Michael, the Archangel, ask for Xena and Gabrielle's help to stop the evil Roman emperor Caligula, who is killing innocents. To complicate the matters, Xena learns Caligula has taken Aphrodite as a sex slave, and if he dies, she dies, too.
Dangerous Prey
11. Dangerous Prey
January 27, 2001
When Xena learns the evil, twisted Prince Morloch has been hunting Amazons for sport. She finds herself matched up against him; Xena, who promised the late queen that she would watch over her daughter, Varia, both battle Morloch and his henchmen.
Old Ares Had A Farm
10. Old Ares Had A Farm
January 20, 2001
Ares assumes the identity of a farmer at Xena's old childhood home when group of warlords, that has learned that Ares is mortal, has targeted the former god.
Return of the Valkyrie (3)
9. Return of the Valkyrie (3)
December 2, 2000
Xena has no memory, she has no motivations, and doesn't remember she's a godslayer. When Xena has amnesia as Hrothgar's bride, Wealthea, she must quickly regain her memory to save her friend Gabrielle.
The Ring (2)
8. The Ring (2)
November 25, 2000
Xena must battle the evil Grindl, a monster that was created by Xena and must recover the destructive Rheingold ring she forged in her days as an evil warrior.
The Rheingold (1)
7. The Rheingold (1)
November 18, 2000
When the warrior Beowulf approaches Xena for help, Xena and Gabrielle embarks on a deadly mission that involves Xena going deep into her dark, evil past.
The Abyss
6. The Abyss
November 11, 2000
Virgil and his friend, Hosep, encounter cannibals and must escape from them. Hosep is captured by the cannibals and is killed: resulting in Virgil being captured. Meanwhile, Xena and Gabrielle must break into the cannibals' camp and save Virgil. This may not be so easy, though, when Gabrielle is letting the death of the boy in the desert interfere in her battles.
5. Legacy
November 4, 2000
On their travels through the North African desert, Xena and Gabrielle help two tribes unite against their Roman enemies. Also, Gabrielle does something that will change the rest of her life forever, and also haunting her.
Who's Gurkhan?
4. Who's Gurkhan?
October 28, 2000
Gabrielle returns to her hometown and meets up with Lila, who soon tells Gabrielle that her family was murdered by a man named Gurkhan. Lila also tells Gabrielle that she has a niece named Sarah and that Gurkhan has her, which leads Gabrielle and the others on a rescue mission.
Heart of Darkness
3. Heart of Darkness
October 21, 2000
In order to stop herself from inheriting the throne to 'Kingdom of hell', Xena must devise a plan to turn the archangel Lucifer into the King of Hell.
The Haunting of Amphipolis
2. The Haunting of Amphipolis
October 14, 2000
When Xena and Gabrielle take Eve to Amphipolis to visit Xena's mother Cyrene, the find the town haunted by evil and sinister forces. Xena also has to battle the evil Mephistopheles.
Coming Home
1. Coming Home
October 2, 2000
Ares wants Xena to help him get his godhood back, resulting in him having to get through the Amazons first. Also, 'the Furies' return to avenge the gods' deaths, making Ares go nuts, and leading to him going after Xena.
Where to Watch Xena: Warrior Princess
Xena: Warrior Princess is available for streaming on the Syndicated website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Xena: Warrior Princess on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 4, 1995
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (48,371)