Roar is an American television show that originally aired on the Fox network in the summer of 1997.
Roar chronicles the extraordinary life of Conor, a reluctant 20-year-old orphaned prince who must rise above tragedy to lead his people to freedom. Conor takes on a band of ragtag allies that include Tully, a teenage apprentice magician; Catlin, a beautiful former slave; and Fergus, Conor's big-hearted, ebullient protector.
Their primary struggle is against Longinus, a supernatural creature whose true essence is that of a 400-year-old Roman centurion ready to do the bidding of evil Queen Diana, an emissary of the Romans.
In this fight for freedom, what is most important for Conor and his people is the Roar—the roar of the land, the roar of the people—a voice that echoes through every living creature and is the power of life.
Heath Ledger, Sebastian Roché, John Saint Ryan, Lisa Zane, Vera Farmiga, Alonzo Greer, Melissa George, Keri Russell

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RG's Views
I'd never heard of this show until last week when someone requested it on NooR. The premise intrigued me enough to give it a look. And I am so glad I did. I really loved it. It has a similar feel to shows like Xena and Hercules but it's far less campy. Actually very reminiscent of Braveheart or Robin Hood but with a fantasy element thrown in.

Heath Ledger truly showed his talent here in one of his first starring roles. You find yourself falling a little bit in love with him.

The only trouble I had with it was that it sometimes seemed a bit out of sequence which may be due to the fact that some episodes were unaired so probably not ordered as intended on the DVD. Most glaringly I think the 12th episode entitled "The Cage" would have worked much better as the finale. Continuity wouldn't really allow for that but it would have been a more satisfying end to the series.

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1 comment:

  1. If your a history buff and don't mind a bit of magic gumming it up then you should check out Roar!