Saturday, February 20, 2010

Spartacus: Blood and Sand

I just finished watching the fifth episode in this series, Shadow Games, and Spartacus is going to be in my DVD collection as soon as it comes out. At first I was a bit sceptical, but the acting was great, production values were minimal, but very effective and they are building on the momentum the 300 and Gladiator. Even though this show owes a lot to both it is its own thing.

I like this version of Rome, unpolished and gritty. Everyone involved seems to own their character and with each episode the series gets stronger. I know its only the fifth episode, but if you haven't seen it, see it. It plays on Starz and if you have Netflix its available on instant play.


  1. This is funny. You're the first person I've seen who has recommended the show. I have avoided it because of that, but I might check out the first episode or two now.

  2. Yes, i have also read mixed reviews.

    We have a neighbor who is into this show, perhaps they have an episode or two that I can check out.

  3. My wife and I have been enjoying watching the show through Netflix. More shows should be available this way as I actually prefer it to using the DVR or watching it live.

    As for the merits of the show, it's not award winning or anything, but it's entertaining and that's all I really care about.

  4. I really want to own it as well. I was skeptical at first, but it really is entertaining, the action is intense, the characters are engrossing enough for what this is, and my god, that soundtrack. I NEED that soundtrack. They had BETTER release that soundtrack.