X is NOT for “The X-Files”

Of course, when I think of a TV show that starts with the letter “X,” I think of “The X-Files.” Unfortunately, “The X-Files” doesn’t start with the letter “X.” It starts with the letter “T,” for “The X-Files.” So being the stickler that I am, I had to find another TV show that actually started with the letter “X,” and there aren’t many to choose from. But choose I must. So the show I’m going with is one I never actually watched: “Xena: Warrior Princess.” Thus, all of the information about it below was gleaned from Wikipedia and a few other websites.

“Xena: Warrior Princess” was an American fantasy television series filmed on location in New Zealand. The series aired in first-run syndication from September 4, 1995 to June 18, 2001. It starred Lucy Lawless as Xena and Renee O’Connor as Gabrielle. Xena, a mighty Warrior Princess with a dark past, set out to redeem herself. She was joined by small town bard, Gabrielle. Together they journeyed the ancient world and fought for the greater good against ruthless Warlords and Gods.

The show was set primarily in a fantasy version of ancient Greece., which, as depicted in the show, was largely derived from historical locations and customs, modifying known places and events to generate an attractive fictional world. The settlements were presented as a mixture of walled villages and rural hamlets set in a lush green, mountainous landscape. They were often seen under attack from warlords, and travelling between them involved frequent encounters with small bands of outlaws. All of the main towns were named after historic towns of ancient Greece, and exhibit some of their essential characteristics.

Critics praised the series for its strong female protagonist, and it acquired a strong cult following, attention in fandom, parody, and academia, and has influenced the direction of other television series.

As I said, I never watched this show, but I’d be interested to hear what others of you who have seen it thought about it.


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14 thoughts on “X is NOT for “The X-Files”

  1. rugby843 April 28, 2021 / 6:28 am

    I liked it, watched with grandkids 

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  2. Melanie B Cee April 28, 2021 / 10:34 am

    I never watched it, but I did watch a series that Lucy Lawless starred in, which was set in Australia. She was a curmudgeonly vet person (I think, I get the series mixed up sometimes) OR she was a cop in the outback…either way she did a great job with it. I’m sure Xena was as good!

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  3. Taswegian1957 April 28, 2021 / 3:14 pm

    I remember this show and may have been present in the room when it was on a few times (not the same as watching it) It wasn’t really my sort of thing but probably ahead of its time having a strong female lead.
    X is a hard letter to play in any kind of list based game so Xena is a good one to remember.

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    • Fandango April 28, 2021 / 10:49 pm

      Yes, I enjoyed The X-Files, too. But it didn’t START with the letter X.

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  4. jlennidorner April 29, 2021 / 11:01 pm

    I only saw a few episodes. They were pretty good though. It pairs well with Kevin Sorbo’s Hercules. So it depends on how you feel about action adventure shows.

    I love letter X posts! Always such variety.
    It’s hard to believe the blogging challenge is almost over for 2021. Then the after survey, reflections, and the road trip sign-up.
    Plus, I’m taking part in the Bout of Books read-a-thon in May. So much excitement!
    J Lenni Dorner~ Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge, OperationAwesome6 Debut Author Interviewer, Reference& Speculative Fiction Author

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