Spartacus: Vengeance 2.03 "The Greater Good" Review

Spartacus: Vengeance continues fighting in the aftermath of Spartacus: Blood and Sand, raging through its third episode "The Greater Good," as Spartacus and Crixus face dissent within the ranks upon learning news of Naevia's fate, while Lucretia reveals a secret that aids Ashur in breaking down the captive Oenomaus.  Continuing it's hot streak, "The Greater Good" brings together some impressive set pieces and drama for another bloody good show.

I’ve really been loving this new season of Spartacus: Vengeance, in spite of how Blood and Sand or Gods of the Arena never quite clicked for me.  Perhaps the increased scale*, consistent sense of danger and plot progression, and some fantastic performances within the show’s elegant philosophical discourse on the nature of love and freedom have been given much more consideration in the time it took for Spartacus: Vengeance to arrive.  Or, perhaps I simply missed the show more than I remember, but either way it continues firing on all cylinders with only three episodes aired.  As I mentioned in last week’s "A Place In this World," I have copies of episodes five and six, but have only watched through next week’s "Empty Hands," which was my favorite of the bunch. Read More...


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