Spartacus: Vengeance “Fugitivus” Review (Contains Spoilers)

Once more unto the breach, dear friends!

It’s a whole new year and a whole new Sparty Party. Spartacus: Vengeance kicked off its new seasonwith a nice kick-to-the-gonads premiere episode, and it didn’t fahhhking disappoint. Whether it was the testosterone-fueled opening combat sequence that introduced us to the new Spartacus (the worthy Liam McIntyre, seamlessly stepping into the massive sandal-print left by the dearly departed Andy Whitfield) or the Orgy Gone Awry (more on that later) or the haunting return of Lucretia (Lucy Flawless), "Fugitivus" made no apology for jumping headfirst with the "Go Big or Go Home" mantra and sticking the landing.

This isn’t to say the episode was perfect. (Nothing is perfect, with the possible exception of me.) There are still bolts that need tightening, and I’ll touch on those. But for the most part this was yet another solid brick set in the mortar of a series that, when all’s said and done, will surely be one of the torch-bearers for some of the most bold, groundbreaking television for years to come. Read More... 


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