About a month ago, I read an op-ed piece that made the rounds on social media, "My Life as a Warrior Princess." I was a huge fan of Xena back in the day, and that op-ed piece reminded me not only of my love of the show, but also of all the reasons why. After reading that NYT piece, I felt inspired to start rewatching it. The fact that Netflix has the entire series available on streaming made it all a reality. And, being me, I've also been live-tweeting my viewing:
The bad guy bird warrior things have costumes that look worthy of classic Who. #xena #whenfandomscollide
— Jessica Olin (@olinj) September 18, 2013
"These things are never easy." Gabrielle just explained every plot ever on #Xena.
— Jessica Olin (@olinj) September 12, 2013
Don't trust that wooden horse! Didn't you see the large wooden rabbit bit in Holy Grail?! #maybealargewoodenbadger #XenaBeyond how snark-able and MST3K-able the show is (always done with a love of the show in mind), here are some of the other things I love about this show:
— Jessica Olin (@olinj) September 28, 2013
- Delicious anachronisms;
- Over the top acting;
- Strong feminist story lines.
I even changed my Twitter profile to reflect part of the intro: "She was Jessica, a mighty librarian forged in the heat of battle."
How about you? What's your favorite thing about Xena? (And if you don't like Xena, why not?)