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More Xena squeeing
This is the original TV Promo for Xena S2 Ep. 14, ‘A NECESSARY EVIL’:

“In order to stop the evil, and now immortal, Velasca from hunting down Gabrielle, Xena must unleash an even more depraved immortal to vanquish her---Callisto.”

Once again I ask myself: where was I when Xena first aired? *flails*
Because it wasn’t until hours later that I realized that for the entirety of the forty-something minute long episode, I had not once spotted a guy with a speaking role. Instead, we have two female heroes, a community of female warriors, one female Big Bad, another female Big Bad/Dragon/Vice-Bad/Enemy-of-my-Enemy who teams up the female heroes at first, then betrays them, then joins forces with them, then is tricked into eternal combat with the other Big Bad. And all this happens while women are being turned to gods, erstwhile evil characters become almost sympathetic (until they ask how long it takes for your loved one to die, that is) and the second female hero locks horns with the Enemy-of-my-enemy over the Fridging of Her Husband.

Just think about that for a moment: a ratings-high episode on genre television without a single man on screen.

*dies*

And this is the same episode where Gabrielle ‘I think you’re mistaking me for a pet’ gets to make Ephiny ‘Still think it’s fun?’ Amazon Queen.

*dies* again.

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michiru42 From: michiru42 Date: August 19th, 2010 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Xena was a lot of fun for a lot of different reasons. Watching Gabrielle's costume disappear season by season was always a joy, hee.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: August 20th, 2010 08:06 am (UTC) (Link)
*g* You mean it gets even tinier? LOLOLOL!
sunlit_music From: sunlit_music Date: August 20th, 2010 11:50 am (UTC) (Link)
An all female cast? With 2 female heroines, Big Bad, entourage of female fighters... Damn! Now I REALLY want to watch it. Too bad it doesn't seem to be airing on Sydney TV. Hopefully I can find online somewhere...

Holy...!!! Now as much as I like my fave male characters, it is pure awesome how this show has so many kickarse and flawed women!
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: August 23rd, 2010 10:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Damn! Now I REALLY want to watch it. Too bad it doesn't seem to be airing on Sydney TV. Hopefully I can find online somewhere...

It sounds like the kind of show that would be rerunning somewhere, you know? And I'm betting there's lots of episodes online. It's a fantastic show and truly groundbreaking. It tells a lot about how far - or rather not - we've come that something like that would probably not be greenlighted today.

Now as much as I like my fave male characters, it is pure awesome how this show has so many kickarse and flawed women!

Word.
laariii From: laariii Date: August 25th, 2010 10:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL

i remember watching this show when i was a teenager. They use to play Xena and Hercules back to back on saturday nights.
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