Sunday, April 11, 2010

SPARTACUS - The Champion of Capua

Thracian. Bringer of Rain. Slayer of Theocolese.

All of these names are for the mighty gladiator, Spartacus - a TV show wrapping up its first season on STARZ. I'll be the first to admit, the pilot episode sucked and I almost gave up on it. It seemed like a cheap CGI-heavy rip off of the movie 300 and HBO's Rome. Now I actually prefer Spartacus over both 300 and Rome. It took a while to get the story going, but now heading into show #14, the season finale, I can't wait to see if it will end on a cliffhanger that will surely signal a season 2 for Spartacus.

If you can stand the gratuitous nudity of females and males alike, there is plenty of violence and political intrigue to keep you coming back for more. There are some fine actors in the show, including Zena herself, Lucy Lawless. So, if you haven't already, enjoy Spartacus - Blood and Sand on Friday nights or OnDemand.