I was about 4 years old when i first watched the Greek myths series, and i cannot believe how good these episodes still are!! Theseus and the minotaur is still incredible, and the scene where Ariadne curses theseus for abandoning her is brilliant - if for no other reason than the language is great! "You Gods who watch all things! Hear my cries! Mark my tears! Let the sky fall on him! The sea swallow him! The earth drown him! He abandoned me!!" - Well they do say that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned! But nonetheless, THE most literate curse youll ever hear.
Now, i was very young when i saw this, but actually it was never an issue coz the language is literate, yet simple enough that children can understand it. They should not be deprived of hearing these stories and watching these episodes. And one previous reviewer had concerns about their child having nightmares; To be honest, the only thing (or character)that scared me when i was little was Medusa in Perseus and the Gorgon, which was really because i already had an enormous fear of snakes. Now, at the age of 20, the episode itself is just as good as the others and the actress who plays Medusa does an exceedingly good job, which is testament to the fact that she still has the ability to freak me out a bit!
It is just a shame that they only ever made the four episodes, but the stories cannot be faulted, nor can the acting, with distinguished performances from Art Malik, Derek jacobi, Michael Gambon as the storyteller, among many, many others making it all the better :)xxxxxx