Highlander

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(ended 1998)

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Highlander

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"He is Duncan MacLeod... the Highlander. Born in 1592 in the highlands of Scotland, and he is still alive; he is Immortal. For 400 years, he's been a warrior... a lover... a wanderer... constantly facing other Immortals in combat to the death. The winner takes his enemy's head -- and with it, his power. I am a Watcher, part of a secret society of men and women who observe and record, but never interfere. We know the truth about Immortals - in the end, there can be only one. May it be Duncan MacLeod... the Highlander." The series revolves around Duncan MacLeod, one of a race of mysterious beings born into the Earth by no known means. Adopted as orphans, they live normal lives until they die violent deaths, at which point they become Immortal. At this point, they cease aging and gain the ability to heal almost all mortal wounds. The one sure way to kill an Immortal is by decapitation, which unleashes all of the Immortal's life force. If nearby, another Immortal can absorb this life force, gaining the dead Immortal's essence and growing more powerful. Immortals are destined to move through the world until some mysterious forces compels them to come together in "The Gathering" and join in one final battle against each other to the death. The last surviving Immortal is prophesied to receive some great prize, perhaps derived from the combined essence taken from all of the deceased Immortals. Related shows: Highlander: The Raven (a spin-off starring one of the Highlander characters) and Highlander: The Animated Series (the animated future version of the show). FUN FACTS: Rules of the Immortals: (A) When Immortals fight, they fight one against one - no mortal or another Immortal may assist in a fight. (B) No fighting may take place on Holy Ground. It is considered to be sanctuary and is a place where talks between enemies can safely occur. (C) An Immortal can't strike another during the Quickening (D) Immortals can't fight in public places in front of mortals (E) An Immortal can sense the presence of a nearby Immortal, meaning that they can never be taken by surprise. (F) In the end, there can only be one. Theme Songs: Princess of the Universe by Queenmoreless

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  • eye of the beholder

    7.0
    Good action story le great good ending
  • This series = My love

    10
    This series is the best thing have ever happened to my life <3
  • Set in an alternate timeline where the events of the movie are the beginning of The Gathering, not the end, this show opens up and explores the possiblilities of the world invented in the first movie.moreless

    7.0
    Unlike the movies, in the TV show we get to see female immortals, immortals with glasses, immortals with spych and mental problems, and a secret society of mortals who watch what immortals do. We get to see how immortals have subtly and not-so-subtly affected the history and development of the human race.

    Unfortunately, they didn't know when to stop. When the creativity was stale, when they lost their good sworc choreographer, they just kept going until they ground the show into the dirt.

    Seasons 1-3 are pretty good. Season 4 isn't, and season 5 is horriblly awful beyond words. For some reason, the number of comedy episodes went from 0-1 to 50% or more. The quality of the swordfights went from decent-to-great to uninspiring-to-lackluster. The easy way to spot when they lose their swordmaster: all the fights are filmed with two characters wearing all black, against a black background, with minimal lighting, all so you can't actuallly see what's going on.

    The Last episode of season 3 is called "Finale". I strongly recommend you stop there.moreless
  • a really good sci fi show that i watched all the time

    8.0
    highlander was a really good show and it was show that took place in scotland and a guy that weild a sword that was powerful and would use it to defet his eneimes and cut there head off to get even more powerful i like it becasue of the movies i saw and the show was really good like the movies and the speical effects and story lines were really good. i watched this show when i was younger at the time i was in elementry school. and i enjoyed this show and that is why i gave the show what i gave it.moreless
  • This is one of the greatest sci-fi television shows of all-time bar none. Christopher Lambert played an impressive Highlander in the movies, but I truly feel that Adrian Paul was born to play this role.moreless

    8.5
    The show took a little time to mature and find itself during the first season, but I think really found its identity during the latter half of the second season. The show hit its prime during seasons 3-5, but peaked/jumped the shark in the season 5 finale. Season 6 was the final season, and it was disgustingly awful. Pitiful would be an understatement. Reason being, is that the season was shortened from 22 episodes to 13. That was ok, but there were several episodes that really didn't even star Duncan MacLeod (the main character) in them at all! The producers were using the final season episodes as auditions for a female Highlander spin-off. So, the episodes would feature Duncan for about 3 minutes, and would spend the other 49 minutes on one episode story arcs involving random female leads. The worst part of it all, is that after butchering the final season of what was an amazing Sci-Fi series... they didn't even cast any of those female actors to play in the spin-off. They used a recurring character that had been on the show since the first season! So, basically, they butchered the last season of Highlander in the end for nothing. There were 3 or 4 good episodes in season 6... the rest sucked big time! I HIGHLY recommend picking up this series, and watching it through season 5. You might as well just ignore season 6, and pretend it never existed. Season 1 - good, Season 2 - getting better, Seasons 3-5 - awesome, Season 6 - A worse hatchet job than Sliders final seasonmoreless
  • THIS WEEK BRINGS THE EXTRA-SPECIAL SERIES FINALE OF EXTRAS, STARRING RICKY GERVAIS. ALSO ON THE LIST OF DVD RELEASES IS THE COMPELLING MINISERIES COMANCHE MOON. AND ANYONE OUT THERE WHO'S LOOKING FOR PROOF OF THE SUPERNATURAL, DON'T MISS GHOST HUNTERS, SEASON THREE, PART TWO!

    February 26, 2008 DVD Releases

  • GO TEAM VENTURE! HANK AND DEAN ARE BACK AND GOOFIER THAN EVER IN THE SECOND SEASON OF THE VENTURE BROS. LOOKING FOR A GOOD LAUGH AT THE EXPENSE OF SOME FOREIGN GAME SHOW CONTESTANTS? CHECK OUT THE SECOND SEASON OF MOST EXTREME ELIMINATION CHALLENGE. A SLEW OF TV CLASSICS FILL OUT THIS WEEK'S ROUNDUP: MORK & MINDY, LAVERNE & SHIRLEY, AND HAPPY DAYS.

    April 17, 2007 DVD Releases

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    Classics, for men, for nerds, mythical quest, supernatural forces