ORBzine TV Review: "Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle" May 2001

The 1980s movie starred the babelicious Bond girl Tanya Roberts. This post- Xena: Warrior Princess TV series stars the babelicious Geena Lee Nolan . Her previous role in Baywatch should be fair warning of what to expect: this show is an excuse for her to run about the jungle in a skimpy outfit. It's Baywatch with trees - but on the bright side, it's better than Baywatch Nights. Faint praise indeed.

Season 1 (2000-2001)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 1, Episode 1] Sheena
(Originally Aired 10/2/2000)

Sheena is a 36c-cup blonde who speaks excellent English. She lives in the jungle and is friends with the animals - and can shape-shift into their forms. Hey, at least the CGI's good ...

This episode introduces Sheena to her not-love-interest, a hairy-chested pilot with whom she has absolutely no sexual chemistry at all. There are also some bad guys who hire the pilot to fly them into the jungle, then double-cross him so they can keep the hidden treasure to themselves. Or something like that. The characters are so two-dimensional and the plot so pathetic it's difficult to keep track of small details like ... where was I?

Sheena gets a hand-to-hand combat scene against multiple opponents. Like everything else in the episode, it's ludicrous and unconvincing.

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 1, Episode 2] Fallout
(Originally Aired 10/9/2000)

A spy satellite falls to earth in Sheena's jungle, and the CIA and KGB both send their best men to retrieve it. Her not-BF, the pilot guy, has history with both of them.

Sheena mentions that she speaks very good English because she read lots of thriller novels by the likes of Tom Clancy and Alastair MacLean. It would have helped if she'd read MacLean's Ice Station Zebra, because that's what the writers stole the plot of this episode from.

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 1, Episode 3] Of Mice And Men
(Originally Aired 10/16/2000)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 1, Episode 4] Rites Of Passage
(Originally Aired 10/23/2000)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 1, Episode 5] Tourist Trap
(Originally Aired 10/30/2000)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 1, Episode 6] Buried Secrets
(Originally Aired 11/6/2000)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 1, Episode 7] Lost Boys
(Originally Aired 11/13/2000)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 1, Episode 8] Wild Thing
(Originally Aired 11/20/2000)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 1, Episode 9] Doing As The Romans
(Originally Aired 1/8/2001)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 1, Episode 10] Children Of The Lamista
(Originally Aired 1/15/2001)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 1, Episode 11] Prey
(Originally Aired 1/22/2001)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 1, Episode 12] Divas Of The Jungle
(Originally Aired 1/29/2001)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 1, Episode 13] Forbidden Fruit
(Originally Aired 2/5/2001)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 1, Episode 14] The Fool Monty
(Originally Aired 2/12/2001)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 1, Episode 15] Sanctuary
(Originally Aired 2/19/2001)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 1, Episode 16] Jewel
(Originally Aired 4/9/2001)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 1, Episode 17] Friendly Fire
(Originally Aired 4/16/2001)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 1, Episode 18] Between A Rock And A Hard Place
(Originally Aired 4/23/2001)

Four tribes war over a megalith named the Masegma.

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 1, Episode 19] Tyler Returns
(Originally Aired 4/30/2001)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 1, Episode 20] Unsafe Passage
(Originally Aired 5/7/2001)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 1, Episode 21] Marabunta
(Originally Aired 5/14/2001)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 1, Episode 22] Cult Of One
(Originally Aired 5/21/2001)

A cult leader is linked to political assassinations. He even converts Christian missionaries.

Season 2 (2001-2002)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 2, Episode 1] Rendezvous
(Originally Aired 6 Oct 01)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 2, Episode 2] The Feral King
(Originally Aired 13 Oct 01)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 2, Episode 3] Mind Games
(Originally Aired 20 Oct 01)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 2, Episode 4] Collateral Damage
(Originally Aired 27 Oct 01)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 2, Episode 5] Meltdown in Maltaka
(Originally Aired 3 Nov 01)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 2, Episode 6] The Treasure of Sienna Mende
(Originally Aired 10 Nov 01)

Alexandra Tydings [Aphrodite in Hercules, Xena ] steals a crystal skull. Mira Furlan is the villain.

Sheena shapeshifts into a lemur!

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 2, Episode 7] The Darkness
(Originally Aired 17 Nov 01)

Sheena dates Cutter. Her topless stuntwoman fights a tiger.

Just like last episode, the villain is a former Babylon 5 Actress. This time it's Patricia Tallman [Lyta Alexander].

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 2, Episode 8] Still Hostage After All These Years
(Originally Aired 24 Nov 01)

A plane with medicine is hijacked.

Cutter's ex-GF [ Yvette Nipar ] is the CIA negotiator.

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 2, Episode 9] Return of the Native
(Originally Aired 26 Jan 02)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 2, Episode 10] The Maltaka Files
(Originally Aired 2 Feb 02)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 2, Episode 11] Stranded in the Jungle
(Originally Aired 9 Feb 02)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 2, Episode 12] Coming to Africa
(Originally Aired 16 Feb 02)

This is about an arranged marriage, between a S daughter to an African chieftain.

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 2, Episode 13] The World According to Mendelsohn
(Originally Aired 23 Feb 02)

Sheena Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle [Season 2, Episode ]
(Originally Aired )

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