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Ep1-Finale........BLOODY Marvelous!!!!!!!!! There must be a second season! Although I hear that the lead mas has been diagnosed with the big C. I wish him a speedy recovery and good health.!!!

Spartacus: Blood and Sand - Season 1 Review

Spartacus: Blood and Sand is one of the early surprise hits of the year. With very little fanfare, this little gem of a series sprung up on my radar mere days before the premiere. Not impressed initially, I continued to watch, giving Spartacus the fighting chance it deserved. By the end of Season 1, I'm thrilled that I had the opportunity to review this gem of a show. Created by Steven S. DeKnight, Spartacus is a dark, violent and fascinating look at the life of a gladiator through the eyes of a Thracian slave seeking vengeance. The series' premiere episode feels detached from the rest of the series. While "The Red Serpent" chronicles Spartacus' (Andy Whitfield) journey from noble Thracian to enslaved warrior, it lacks much of what makes this series so great in later episodes. You'll find none of the Roman political intrigue, subterfuge or any of the memorable characters that we meet later in the series. It's also weighed down by trying to mimic movies like 300 and Gladiator. Movies that some may appreciate in their own right, but give this opening foray into the world of Spartacus an uninspired feel. Many, including myself, were not convinced that this series would ever achieve anything more than mediocrity. Thankfully, we were wrong. To Read More Click Here .

An epic history lesson

When i first started watching Spartacus i went in expecting something rather generic and dull, but this thought couldn't have been further from the truth. In the style of the iconic movie "300", "Spartacus" shines, even overpassing the movie it borrowed its style from. (The show was also produced by cult legend Sam Raimi) The story of Spartacus is one that has been retold numerous times throughout history. While the details in the original legend are quite vague, it fits perfect for movies or tv shows, as the writers can fill in the blanks while keeping the original story intact. And that people, was done perfectly for this show!

Spartacus: Blood and Sand - "Kill Them All" Review Episode 13

If I were to sum up "Kill Them All" in one word, it would have to be - Satisfying. We leave the treacherous confines of Batiatus' Ludus behind with the knowledge that the evils we have seen throughout the season have been avenged. In brilliant fashion, Spartacus and the slaves of Batiatus win their freedom through bloodshed and they honor those who have died due to the deceitfulness of their Dominus and Domina. There was some great storytelling that went into the lead up for the Crixus versus Spartacus match. Since the episode opened with that match, I had assumed that the two were already working together; that was not the case however. Through flashbacks to the two days prior, the story establishes a reason for Crixus to actually want to defeat Spartacus in their match. With Doctore elevated in rank, Crixus would have Naevia returned to him. This drove Crixus' fight for victory against Spartacus and made their match together all the more exciting. These two men were really out to kill each other with everything hanging in the balance. I couldn't think of more fitting conditions for their final match to take place under. I really appreciated the fact that both Crixus and Spartacus went into this match with an understanding that whoever lives will honor the wishes of the fallen. It's good seeing these two men, who have spewed so much hate towards each other over the course of the season, finally act as brothers. This brought a sense of intimacy to their final battle against one another. To Read More Click Here . If You Missed This Episode Watch It Here Online Now

Kill Them All

After I watched the 1st episode. I had no choice but to write my 1st and only review here at sidereel. In that review I said that this show was the only show I have watched that even deserve a review by me. What i meant by that is this show made me want to talk about it. Well here we are at the end of the season and again i have no choice but to write my 2nd ever review. When I watched the 1st episode , I knew I was hooked in the first 5 minutes of the show. What I didn't know was the one hell of I ride I was in for. I'm kinda speechless but I will try to explain how this whole season made me feel. I feel like I took a ride on a rocket..not one that just took right off from the start but one that started slow and got faster which each episode. Each episode making my heart race faster then the last. Until the last episode where I was traveling at full throttle. When the last episode ended I was left sitting there in shock, my heart felt like it was going to pound right out of my chest. The feeling I had inside me was one that I normally only feel when my Ravens win a close football game.I didn't even feel like this after the Superbowl. In my 1st review I said that I would watch the first 2 episodes again because I caught them online as pre airs 2 weeks before the season started. I also said that should say a lot for this show because I'm the kinda person that there aren't even a whole lot of Movies I would watch 2 or 3 times,let alone a TV show. That is until now. I have no clue how they will ever top this season because I would rank this season up there with some of the top action MOVIES out there. You can't compare this show to any TV show you have ever seen before, because none of them can come even close to the action and story this season had. Keep up the Great work Starz. Hope this show is around for a long time because after this season I can say I am already a fan for life.

awesome season ending to a great new show

This show is well acted though a tad violent but hey realistic, gladiators drew blood I'm sure,,,, great historical story with many a twists,,,, cannot wait until next season...........I wonder when Glaber's wife will get her just rewards.... guess they will leave that to some future show.... great entertainment gets a thumbs up from me!

Spartacus Episode 12: Blood and Sand - "Revelations" Review

The opening scene concluded Solonius' story in grand fashion with Spartacus given the task to finish him off in the arena. I really appreciated the fact that Solonius actually put up a fight despite it being a futile gesture. Spartacus' final words to Solonius were fitting and brought a smile to the dying man's face before he was beheaded. The gauntlet scene with Spartacus facing off against several of Galbor's men was a lot of fun. We get to see that Spartacus is a changed man. Sure, he's still angry and seeking vengeance for the capture and eventual murder of Sura, but now he's disciplined. What makes this moment so ironic is that the same men he plans to eventually kill are also the ones who forced him into a position to gain the skills he needs to carry out that very task. There's a certain poetry to the situation and to this scene that resonates well. With every guard that Spartacus takes out you know he's thinking about beheading both Glaber and Batiatus. Since Spartacus chooses to delay the vengeance he seeks in order to convince Varro's wife to leave the Ludus first he's forced to play nice with the two men he despises - Glaber and Batiatus. With Spartacus, the rabid dog, kept on a leash this week, the writer's do a great job of building the animosity and the tension between him and the two men he intends on killing. Spartacus can taste his revenge but as he's forced to wait we are forced to wait with him and can sympathize with his frustration. We've been waiting for this moment just as much as Spartacus has. To Read More Click Here If You Missed This Episode Watch It Here Online Now

oh my

It kept me glued from one episode to the next (which pissed my mrs off a bit) cant wait for episode 13

Too Much CGI

it is almost to the point I would rather not see blood being flung around as it is ,than see the weak CGI blood. the story seems to be based solely on language and sex than a actual storyline, which is too bad considering the Gladiator attraction that has swept the public medium as of late. I am sure that 300 ( creators, actors and directors ) loves seeing that same stop/slow motion every 3 seconds that happens just to give a pseudo 3-D feel. I am can see that some will disagree with the stilted action and lack of any character development that this series has. It would have been nice to get a little back story in the beginning than have to wait to see why everyone is action like they are. I hope this is a one season filler because I would hate to see a good time slot wasted on something that almost seems rushed to write and televise.

this was great

the most off the hook episode!!!!!!!!!