When I first heard they were going to make a series about Hercules and his journeys I was very pleased (I was about 12 back then) and really hoped it would show a lot of mythological beasts and gods (I really liked Greek mythology).
The first episode of the series lived up to my expectations, having cool special effects for its time, a nice plot, good actors and soundtracks and an interesting story.
I wasn't all that pleased that they changed the story so much, but adding Iolaus to the bunch was a nice touch, since it gave the show the humor it needed.
The plot did thicken but it had quite a lot of episodes, and the episode puyt there just to fill up the seasons were nicely made too.
The endinmg lived up to my expectations, as it showed Herc. finally defeating Hera and just the fact that the series kept me glued to the TV till its end is a lot for me.
It is a good series that is still nice to watch nowadats.