Friday, February 24, 2023

Vampiress TV Review: Hercules: the Legendary Journey

 Season 6, Episode 4 "Darkness Visible"

Hercules The Legendary journeys was a television series which aired in American Syndication from 1995 to 1999.  The show would go on to have two spinoffs, the much more popular Xena: Warrior Princess and the slightly less popular Young Hercules which started a not yet famous Ryan Gosling.  All three series would have an episode dedicated to vampires with the Young Hercules and Xena episodes connecting to one another.  The episode of this show would go a different route.  

In this show they associate Hercules with the real life Vlad the Impaler. 
It is Hercules who goes to Vlad's castle after being summoned that it was being attacked by Dampier but by the time he gets there it's too late and Vlad has already been turned into a vampire.  Hercules then has to fight his old friend who wants to bleed him dry for power. 

Female Vampire Factor

In the episode Vlad has taken a village girl who went there for refuge named Nadia and turned her.  You see her attack a guy in the opening shot of the episode. 
She ends up doing most of the vampire stuff on the show as she eventually turns her brother.
and only moments later turns Hercules' partner Iolaus. 

While not a bad episode it is definitely the weakest vampire episode of the three shows with Bacchus being a much better main villain than Vlad on the other two programs with a much more impressive harem of vampiress henchwomen then just one woman and the two people she turned in the episode.  I give it a Vampire Beauty Rating of 2 out of 5

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