We may have dodged a bullet there. The whole thing sounds pretty bad. The show wasn't campy because of necessity. It was campy because camp is awesome. Xena and Hercules were perfectly capable of being dramatic when they wanted to. Xena really needs to contrast its darker aspects by letting loose and being silly at times. Married with Fishsticks might have been a terrible episode, but I'm glad the show was flexible enough to allow for experimental episodes like that. Ugh, I don't like this. It reminds me of when Zack Snyder killed Jimmy Olsen in Batman v Superman as a joke because he disliked the character. I'm fine with a darker Hercules or even turning him into the villain, but by saying that Hercules cheated on his trials and Xena was actually the one to complete them it feels like he's just shitting on the character for the sake of it. Hercules should at the very least be skilled. And here comes my biggest complaint about this reboot. Javier Grillo-Marxuach is a shipper. I have no problem with fans shipping characters, but if you give them the helm they're going to head full speed into the nearest rocks. Javeir's main ambition for this show was to tell a love story and cater to the hardcore fans who obsessed over Xena and Gabrielle rather than the mainstream audience. If he can't think of a single reason to bring the show back rather than to tell a love story then he clearly has no idea what made Xena such a good show.