The Odyssey (1997)
: Three hour miniseries/movie depicting Homer's famous epic. I loved Greek mythology as a kid, ever since I did a project on ancient Greek civilization in elementary school. When I went to high school I decided to take classes in ancient Greek, and when this was first shown on TV it was around the time when we were translating the Odyssey, which had always been one of my favorites. They stuck pretty close to the source material, but for some reason that I cannot fathom, they left out perhaps the most famous scene, in which Odysseus listens to the sirens while tied to the mast (and also, they merged Circe and the lotus eaters). Scylla and Charybdis were always my favorite monsters, and the latter looks especially epic for it's time, while the former is a kind of decidedly creepy if-a-venus-flytrap-mated-with-a-snake kind of critter (thanks to Jim Henson's Creature Shop). I also liked their vision of Hades. And the cyclops eating a dude was pretty gruesome, though that part of the story was very much toned down relative to the source material.
It does have that typical 90s TV series feel, and as such it kind of feels like a slightly higher budget, long movie version of Hercules or Xena in terms of cinematography and acting quality (the 4:3 format adds to this). As such, at never quite achieves greatness, but it's certainly an above average miniseries. It does have some of the best old man makeup I've seen on TV. And I love that they didn't shy away from showing Odysseus go full psycho on the suitors as he does in the original story. 8-/10