Spartacus: Gods of the Arena Reviews & Ratings

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Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed though the gates onto the sand.'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' tells the story of the original Champion of the House of Batiatus: Gannicus in a more ruthless time before Spartacus' arrival where honor was just finding it's way into the arena. The House of Batiatus is on the rise, basking in the glow of its infamous champion Gannicus, whose skill with a sword is matched only by his thirst for wine and women. These are the times a young Batiatus has been waiting for. Poised to overthrow his father and take control, he’ll freely betray anyone to ensure his gladiators are in the highest demand. And he’ll have his loyal and calculating wife Lucretia by his side for every underhanded scheme, drawing on the brazen talents of her seductive friend Gaia when it counts. Together, they will stop at nothing to deceive the masses, seize power, and bleed Capua dry in this audacious prequel to “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.” Premiering, January 21 “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena,” the highly anticipated prequel to “Spartacus: Blood and Sand,” tells the story of the original Champion of the House of Batiatus. Joining returning stars, John Hannah (The Mummy, Four Weddings and A Funeral) as Batiatus, Lucy Lawless ("Xena: Warrior Princess") as Lucretia and Peter Mensah (300, The Incredible Hulk) as Oenomaus, will be additional cast members Dustin Clare (“Underbelly”) as Gannicus, Jaime Murray (“Hu$tle”) as Gaia and Marisa Ramirez (“General Hospital”) as Melitta.
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May 15, 2015 12:18AM EDT
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The entire series was a joy to watch. I lament the loss of the original Spartacus actor but the show really clicked. From Prequel to end i was glad it got my time.

The entire series was a joy to watch. I lament the loss of the original Spartacus actor but the show really clicked. From Prequel to end i was glad it got my time.

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Jul 20, 2014 8:15PM EDT
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watch all the Spartacus shows all have the best fighting and sex scenes

watch all the Spartacus shows all have the best fighting and sex scenes

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Mar 3, 2015 3:25PM EST
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GANNICUS!!! MY favorite show of all time. Has everything in a show, drama, comedy, romance, death, battle, warriors, and the acting is top notch

GANNICUS!!! MY favorite show of all time. Has everything in a show, drama, comedy, romance, death, battle, warriors, and the acting is top notch

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Nov 27, 2014 10:19AM EST
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The recreation of the historical Legend Spartacus was awesome in Spartacus serials, and this season gives us the taste of what went clashing in the Batiatus home before.

The recreation of the historical Legend Spartacus was awesome in Spartacus serials, and this season gives us the taste of what went clashing in the Batiatus home before.

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Oct 16, 2015 9:35AM EDT
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If you like Historical dramas , action, Drama , Blood , this is the TV series for you . Reminds you of `300' movie... go for it

If you like Historical dramas , action, Drama , Blood , this is the TV series for you . Reminds you of `300' movie... go for it

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May 25, 2015 4:00PM EDT
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A prequel to the show.. although this season premiered after blood and sand, you should watch it before the others. I did (following friendly advice) and it helped me understand the story much better. Trust me, you will never look back or switch off the TV.

A prequel to the show.. although this season premiered after blood and sand, you should watch it before the others. I did (following friendly advice) and it helped me understand the story much better. Trust me, you will never look back or switch off the TV.

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Feb 28, 2015 10:35PM EST
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Blood, gore, action, sex, drugs and a storyline that screams freedom. Spartacus is a gladiator that stood for honor, respect and freedom. This is my favorite season in the series. If you like blood, sex, action and period dramas this is the show for you.

Blood, gore, action, sex, drugs and a storyline that screams freedom. Spartacus is a gladiator that stood for honor, respect and freedom. This is my favorite season in the series. If you like blood, sex, action and period dramas this is the show for you.

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Jan 21, 2015 11:20AM EST
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A good prequel series to Spartacus which came out after the first season, I recommend watching it first, but that's just my opinion. It features more of the gladiatorial combat that everyone loves.

A good prequel series to Spartacus which came out after the first season, I recommend watching it first, but that's just my opinion. It features more of the gladiatorial combat that everyone loves.

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Nov 28, 2014 6:13AM EST
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Amazing Prequel which takes us back in time, adds new characters and of course introduces Gannicus that i really enjoyed watching... good show and few episodes that left me wanting more and excited for the upcoming Spartacus
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Amazing Prequel which takes us back in time, adds new characters and of course introduces Gannicus that i really enjoyed watching... good show and few episodes that left me wanting more and excited for the upcoming Spartacus
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Oct 27, 2014 4:56PM EDT
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eh, not a massive fan of these.

eh, not a massive fan of these.