First there was 'Hercules' and 'Xena.' Now this new series pursues justice on lazy afternoons.
By ROBERT LLOYD, Times Television Critic
October 31, 2008
Come with me now to a time of magic! A time when the green woods were alive with wizards and witches, and a hero and heroine rose to defend the defenseless from those who would oppress and enslave them.
I refer, of course, to the 1990s. Then it was that "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and "Xena: Warrior Princess" came forth from the forests of New Zealand, where even Hobbit had yet to set furry foot, to usher in a Golden Age of lazy Saturday afternoons, when syndicated adventure shows ruled the air. Yea, verily, I do.
The men who made that moment, Sam Raimi (he of the "Evil Dead" and "Spider-Man" movies) and partner Rob Tapert, are back with a new series, Legend of the Seeker, based on Terry Goodkind's "The Sword of Truth" novels, of which millions of copies have been sold in many tongues. It premieres Saturday on KTLA at the perfect hour of 6 p.m.
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