Blood of Zeus review
By Paul Anthony
Now I don’t normally review too many animated series but this is the first for me and mostly because it was based on Greek mythology, which one of the things that I enjoy reading and watching and even learning about. Right off the bat the title caught my attention. After I clicked it on it and began to read what the series was about, I decided it was time to watch the show and see what it was about. Season one currently consists of 8 episodes, with each episode being around 30 minutes long. The cast is led by Derek Phillips who voices the lead character Heron which I will discuss more in a moment. Then we have Jason O’Mara who voices Zeus and we have Claudia Christian being the voice of Hera. The rest of the cast is as the following Elias Toufexis as Seraphim, Mamie Gummer as Electra, Chris Diamantopoulos as Evios, Jessica Henwick as Alexia, Melina Kanakaredes as Ariana, Mathew Mercer as Hermes, Adetokumboh M’Cormack as Kofi and finally Adam Croasdell as Apollo.
Now the plot is pretty basic but with some little twists to it and if you don’t pay attention when these twists happen you might get confused. The plot revolves around Heron who learns that he is a son of Zeus and is basically called upon to help fight for Mount Olympus when Hera learns that Zeus cheated her on and been protecting Heron and his mother who Zeus may still have feelings for. It is hard to tell if Zeus truly loves any of them more then he says his does because towards the end he does show love for Hera. Heron lives as a poor bastard boy with his mom and shows great strength in defending his village from these monsters that are called demons who were made from the bodies of the Giants that Zeus defeated many years ago. Hera who now wants her revenge on Zeus for cheating uses both the demons and giants for her war against Mount Olympus which Zeus trains Heron and reveal that they are father and son, Though at first Heron doesn’t want no part of this because of the death of his mother , he quickly changes his mind. But his story doesn’t stop there, the leader of the demons and the one who killed his mother was in fact his twin brother who didn’t even know that he killed their mother until it was revealed to him. talk about family drama, Heron saves the day and sadly has to defeat his brother as well who is mad at all the gods for the role they took in his life, The season as far as i know at this point ends with the demon leader is hell and Heron enjoying a much better life a hero.
Now I really did enjoy the fast pace storylines and at the same time they manage to keep the twists coming at the same time. Each episode gave us something to work with and good character development for each of the main characters in this show. Now Lets talk about the graphics it almost felt like a 300 film with graphics which was great touch. I honestly having a hard time finding something negative about this show except heron himself. Heron story (Which was made for the show) seems to be basically a Herakles (Hercules) story both people were named after Hera from a Mortal woman who was suppose to be a queen and had twin boys one of which was fathered by Zeus. Heron shows great strength which is a power that Herakles has as well, they both help Zeus out on certain missions. The demon brother was new part and him finding out Zeus was his father later in his life was new. Where Herakles knew early on that he was a half god. If these two characters weren’t the same I wouldn’t have a problem with it but why not make Herakles the lead person if your going to use his story. In the end I am giving this show an A for a rating or 95 percent and a must watch for the adults. This show isn’t meant to be a kids show.