Sword/sorcery and TV format never were best friends. The tight budget coupled with the 50 minutes running time were not made for such adventurer stories. Luckily, the producers made the most out of what they had. 22 episodes of simple fun !!!!!
Who is really Conan, how does he sound like..... nobody knows. Ralf Moeller is not a great actor, but after he few episodes, he truly believes that HE IS CONAN. That is all that matters. He is physically massive and reads his lines in a way that he will make you believe that that he portrays the barbarian the way it was meant to be. The rest of the acting crew is pretty good. Rapidly, you will choose your favorite one.
Plots varies in quality and that is probably the weak point of the serie. Veteran S. and S. viewers will see the storyline twists and scenario punches coming from a mile ahead. The special effects are a bit primitive (low-budget).
The production is quite detailed. The sets are nice and the photography is splendid. Tons of bettle scenes and lots of action (a bit too much to my taste). I do not know what is in the Cimmerian water, but you have you be a pretty wicked witch so that you did not turn out to be a totally gorgeous woman. They spent plenty of $$$ on starlets. All in all, it is a very lush production. I watched a few episodes on a big panoramic screen and it was an eyeful in every way.
Buy this one, even at the $50 price. It is worth every penny. Warning : Do not watch them at machine gun pace or you will find the fight scenes repetitive. Other than that, it is pure magic.