Young Hercules

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  • TV-Y7-FV
  • 1998
  • 1 Season
  • 5.7  (2,168)

Young Hercules is a live-action television series which aired from 1998 to 1999, and it was a spin-off from the popular and long-running series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. This show followed the youth of the famous hero, Hercules, before he became the legendary hero that he was famously known for. This heartwarming and action-packed show explored the adventures and challenges of a teenage demi-god, who is portrayed by Dean O'Gorman, as he navigates the treacherous waters of adolescence, friendship, and self-discovery.

The show took place in ancient Greece during the time when young Hercules is sent away from his home of Mount Olympus to attend a boarding school where he can learn essential skills that are necessary for his growth and development, including how to control his strength, how to fight, and how to channel his powers for good. He encounters many challenges along the way, many of which are typical teenage problems. Fortunately, Hercules develops a strong bond of friendship with his fellow classmates and teachers, including the heroes Iolaus and Jason, portrayed by Chris Conrad and Ryan Gosling, respectively. The trio often found themselves in trouble, yet always managed to overcome the challenges together with their intellect, courage, and loyal friendship.

The show combined humor, romance, and action that allowed viewers to get a taste of what life was like for Hercules before he became a legend. Many episodes focused on how his training at the academy and his relationships helped him handle issues that ranged from first love to politics, from family drama to magical battles. Viewers were treated to not just the training and development of a young man who would go on to become a legend, but the relatable struggles of teenage life.

One of the highlights of Young Hercules is its remarkable acting. Dean O'Gorman played the role of young Hercules perfectly, balancing his physical strength with his vulnerabilities and insecurities. His co-stars, Chris Conrad and Ryan Gosling, were also brilliant in their respective roles, portraying well-rounded characters who provided companionship and valuable lessons for young Hercules.

Another aspect of the show that stood out was its excellent production quality. The show was shot on location in gorgeous New Zealand, and the beautiful scenery provided a stunning backdrop for many of the episodes. The show also featured stunning special effects that brought the mystical world of Greek mythology to life.

Overall, the show was a brilliant prequel to the classic Greek hero, Hercules. Young Hercules managed to offer an engaging storyline, witty dialogue, and strong characters that make for an enjoyable watch for both young audiences and adults who enjoyed the original Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. The show has also managed to create an unshakeable place in the hearts of audiences that have enjoyed it throughout the years. Young Hercules remains a definitive and fantastic coming-of-age story that adds an excellent twist to the mythology of Greek legends. The series may have been short-lived, but its legacy has stood the test of time.

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Valley of the Shadow
50. Valley of the Shadow
May 14, 1999
When Hercules and the guys take a fishing trip in Hera's Valley, they are almost eaten alive by a giant...
Ill Wind
49. Ill Wind
May 13, 1999
Cyane risks Hercules' life to save her own by utilizing images from his memory.
48. Apollo
May 12, 1999
When Hercules makes Apollo the Sun God angry, the entire academy goes up in flames.
47. Mila
May 11, 1999
Ares uses an innocent Amazon girl to try and destroy Hercules.
Under Seige
46. Under Seige
May 10, 1999
Ares uses Cyane, the Amazon, and the god Hephaestus, to try and destroy Hercules and the academy for good.
A Life for a Life
45. A Life for a Life
March 8, 1999
Ares holds Cheiron hostage hoping that Hercules will sacrifice his life to save his mentor.
Parent's Day
44. Parent's Day
March 22, 1999
When Iolaus hires fake parents for Parent's Day, he soon discovers they are wanted thieves.
Parents' Day
44. Parents' Day
March 2, 1999
When Iolaus hires fake parents for Parent's Day, he soon discovers they are wanted thieves.
The Beasts Beneath
43. The Beasts Beneath
February 26, 1999
Hercules and the gang get trapped in the deadly Dune Sea inhabited by a man-eating sand shark.
The Prize
42. The Prize
February 25, 1999
Ares enters a talent contest to win a piece of the Cronos Stone which will make him more powerful.
Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
41. Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
February 24, 1999
When Hercules races his chariot into the Forbidden Zone, the creature beneath the sand almost eats him for...
Iolaus Goes Stag
40. Iolaus Goes Stag
February 23, 1999
When Iolaus angers Artemis, the Goddess of the Hunt, she switches his mind and body with that of a stag's.
The Skeptic
39. The Skeptic
February 22, 1999
When a new cadet does not believe in the gods, Strife goes to work to change his mind.
Me, Myself and Eye
38. Me, Myself and Eye
February 17, 1999
Hercules finds a mysterious glass eye that gets Jason turned into a pig and Iolaus attacked by plants.
The Head That Wears the Crown
37. The Head That Wears the Crown
February 5, 1999
Hercules must stop Jason from destroying a giant monster who is really his mother's old friend.
Hind Sight
36. Hind Sight
February 4, 1999
Hercules is captivated by a beautiful girl who is really a hunted Golden Hind - part woman, part deer and all...
My Fair Lilith
35. My Fair Lilith
February 3, 1999
When a king attempts to arrange a marriage between Jason and his daughter, Lilith must pretend she is already...
Get Jason
34. Get Jason
February 2, 1999
During 'prank days' at the academy, Jason finds himself the target of a real assassin.
Con Ares
33. Con Ares
February 1, 1999
The guys enlist the help of an Ares look-alike to help in Jason's peace talks.
32. Cram-ped
November 24, 1998
Hercules must help Iolaus pass his final exams or Iolaus will have to go back to jail.
Home for the Holidays
31. Home for the Holidays
November 20, 1998
Hercules becomes jealous when a man, Capaneus, appears to have stolen his mother's heart. Meanwhile, the boys...
Golden Bow
30. Golden Bow
November 19, 1998
An archery competition leads to revelations about one of Hercules' friends and more trouble with Strife.
29. Sisters
November 18, 1998
Kora's sister, Cleo, comes to town and Kora becomes jealous of her popularity. When she tries a new look, the...
In Your Dreams
28. In Your Dreams
November 13, 1998
Hercules must enter the Dream World and embrace his worst fear in order to save his friends.
Mommy Dearest
27. Mommy Dearest
November 12, 1998
Lucius, a mortal son of Zeus, is back and determined to make Hercules suffer by tormenting his mother, Alcmene...
Cold Feet
26. Cold Feet
November 11, 1998
Jason considers the prospect of giving up life as a prince to become a simple peasant.
Herc's Nemesis
25. Herc's Nemesis
November 10, 1998
After convincing Nemesis, the Goddess of Justice, that she should not accept Hera's world blindly, she and...
Dad Always Liked Me Best
24. Dad Always Liked Me Best
November 6, 1998
While trying to save his half-brother, Pollux, Hercules uncovers a heinous plan orchestrated by Lucius...
The Mysteries of Life
23. The Mysteries of Life
November 5, 1998
Hercules, Iolaus and Jason must rescue their monster pet from a circus sideshow.
A Lady in Hades
22. A Lady in Hades
November 4, 1998
Hercules goes to the Other Side to plead Eurydice's case for judgment.
Lyre, Liar
21. Lyre, Liar
November 3, 1998
Hercules and Iolaus are surprised to find Eurydice and Orpheus disguised as farmers in a remote village, but...
20. Fame
October 31, 1998
Reformed cult member, Orpheus, and his girlfriend, Eurydice, return to play a sold-out concert, but Hercules...
The Lure of the Lyre
19. The Lure of the Lyre
October 30, 1998
Hercules thinks he has found a great new party place but soon discovers he's in danger of becoming part of the...
A Serpent's Tooth
18. A Serpent's Tooth
October 29, 1998
Jason receives a gift from a stranger that turns out to be a venom-spitting monster.
Winner Take All
17. Winner Take All
October 24, 1998
Hercules alienates his friends in order to compete with his new-found brothers in the athletic games.
Down and Out in Academy Hills
16. Down and Out in Academy Hills
October 10, 1998
When Hephaestus, the blacksmith of the gods, is kicked out of Olympus, Hercules must fight off a giant in...
Ares on Trial
15. Ares on Trial
October 9, 1998
When Ares allegedly attempts to murder Hercules, Hercules must act as his counsel at the trial.
No Way Out
14. No Way Out
October 7, 1998
When Hercules tries to distract Lilith from her surprise party preparations, they end up almost dying in a...
13. Forgery
October 3, 1998
Hercules is tired of being known as a wet blanket by his friends. Hercules decides the only way to fix this is to get the fire from Hephaestus's forge to make him more like Zeus.
Battle Lines (2)
12. Battle Lines (2)
October 2, 1998
Hercules and his friends run out of time as the war between centaurs and amazons begins.
Battle Lines (1)
11. Battle Lines (1)
October 1, 1998
Strife and Discord trick the centaurs and the amazons into going to war. Hercules and his friends don't know who to side with.
Cyrano de Hercules
10. Cyrano de Hercules
September 29, 1998
Hephaestus is lonely so he builds himself a woman. The problem comes when she falls for Hercules instead of him.
Amazon Grace
9. Amazon Grace
September 26, 1998
Hercules, Iolaus, and Jason stumble into an Amazon camp and invite some of the girls to come to the academy.
Keeping Up with the Jasons
8. Keeping Up with the Jasons
September 25, 1998
Hercules loses in a practice swordfight with Jason, so he goes and asks Hephaestus to build him some new weapons. Hephaestus makes him a sword and shield that cannot be harmed by anything. Iolaus and Jason get jelous which leads to problems with the friendships.
Inn Trouble
7. Inn Trouble
September 24, 1998
Artemis asks Kora to help her find the fruit that was stolen from her temple. Hercules and Iolaus end up having to watch over the inn while she is gone.
Teacher's Pests
6. Teacher's Pests
September 22, 1998
Hercules, Iolaus and Jason have detention. Iolaus has to work at Kora's so he asks Hercules and Jason to cover for him.
Girl Trouble
5. Girl Trouble
September 19, 1998
Hercules, Iolaus and Jason head to Athens to find a new cook for the Academy.
Herc and Seek
4. Herc and Seek
September 18, 1998
Iolaus, Lilith and Fiducius are being held hostage by Iolaus' old gang and Hercules has to rescue them.
What a Crockery
3. What a Crockery
September 17, 1998
Hercules steals a chalice from Hera and loses the protection of Zeus. Ares realizes this is his chance to finally kill Hercules.
Between Friends
2. Between Friends
September 16, 1998
Strife frames Iolaus for stealing money from Kora in an attempt to lure Hercules into trouble.
The Treasure of Zeus
1. The Treasure of Zeus
September 12, 1998
Strife gets some help from Ares and poses as a student at the Academy. Ares and Strife have a plan to trap Hercules by giving him the location of a chalice that once belonged to his father.
  • Premiere Date
    September 12, 1998
  • IMDB Rating
    5.7  (2,168)