Like its predecessor „Hercules“ series Xena extensive criticism was suspended. There have been criticized in particular to get used to costumes, what with the contemporary clothing un ancient law had little in common.

In addition, the random clutter of ancient myths and stories, and „trashy“ staging often harshly criticized.

Could be seen at Hercules still get over it because the program more like a Sunday morning conversation was similar, so one had however with Xena the feeling that just is this „trashy“ out of place, because quite often very serious issues, such as love, Death, rebirth, purification were treated.

Despite all the criticism, a large fan base was at the show and won cult status.