Reasonably well adapted from big screen to small, "Highlander" showed the continuing exploits of Duncan MacLeod, super-annuated Highland warrior challenged to fight evil in the modern world. Unlike modern crime fighters who rely on DNA and cyber-tracking, MacLeod battled malefactors the old-fashioned way"”with valor, virtue, courage, and a healthy dose of vengeance. Every "Highlander" episode began with the same ritual narrative: "I am Duncan MacLeod, born four-hundred years ago in the Highlands of Scotland. I am Immortal, and I am not alone." In the first six episodes, Duncan himself delivered the preamble. MacLeod and his girlfriend, Tessa Noel, cleverly and comfortably have adapted to modern life, and they hide effortlesly in plain sight, operating an upscale antique store. From the very first iteration of the preamble, viewers understand MacLeod is by no means the only Immortal roaming the streets and subways, and not all of them are nearly so noble as MacLeod. Although he had hung-up his mace, MacLeod now has chosen to rejoin "The Game" for the sake of defending everything he cherishes as good and right. For many contemporary viewers, MacLeod represents the ever-living proof of the old adage, "Old guys rule."

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Zahra Almailady

Zahra Almailady is a wife and mom first but she discovered a passion for cinema and after graduating from UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television she dove into cinematography. Now Zahra writes movie reviews just for fun ad really enjoys it. Zahra loves reading, cooking,  and windsurfing. She lives in New Zealand, with her husband two sons, and four cats.

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