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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Cheesy mythological drama can't overcome budget effects.

TV Syfy Drama 2015
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age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+


This TV series has one of the best story lines, action packed and story revolves around Mythology during a time that human kind was at the bring of evolution. Great acting, love stories and incorporates many ancient Greek mythologies that occured around this time. Watching Olympus is captivating. You will never get board. Been a long time for a good TV series to come out to market with a realistic plot, twist and entertainment. (Tired of these other TV series that they make by the dozens but have no real entertainment value.) ** not for kids as there are sexual scenes and scenes signifying sexual behaviour ** Very suspensful TV series.
age 18+

Not for children!

Ten minutes in there was a loud sex scene not appropriate for kids at all!

This title has:

Too much sex

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Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

When it's done well, mythology makes for compelling TV drama. Sadly that's not the case with the abundantly cheesy Olympus, whose industrious cast can't overcome some pretty awful special effects and a chronically confusing story line. There are some moments that do entertain, particularly in the banter between Hero and the never-demure Oracle, but even those encounters are obscured by the campy green-screen scenery.

Olympus tries to keep the action rolling with ample battle scenes and the slowly evolving story of Hero's destiny, and those with a real passion for mythology may enjoy the show's take on familiar characters such as Medea (Sonita Henry) and Daedalus (Matt Frewer). But for the average viewer looking for something inspiring, this tale of gods and mortals is way off the mark.

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