Spartacus: Blood And Sand

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  1. KoalaRainbowPoop

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    So anyone watching this show? Season finale was just this past friday.

    Most people write this show off as a 300 rip-off, and i can see how with the first episode feeling like it. But man, once ya get past the first 2 episodes, ya are in for one hell of a smartly written drama full of violence and boobs.
     
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    Kill them ALL!

    :)
     
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    THIS IS SPAR-!!

    Oh wait...sorry.
     
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    Wait, there's more to this show than just Lucy Lawless naked with other naked chicks?
     
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    Lucy Lawless gets naked in it?!

    >one ticket please<
     
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    It was 300 for TV. I've seen 300, why should I watch this?
     
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  7. Trippysmurf

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    See

     
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  8. KoalaRainbowPoop

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    a lot of people seem to think it's 300 for tv, when really it isn't.
     
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  9. MikeyVassallo

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    Does it talk about the fact that Spartacus knew Jesus?
     
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    This.

    brb, torrenting
     
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    I plan on watching it on Netflix, right now im focused on the Legend of the Seeker on there, and then I will go for Season 4 and 5 of lost to catch up.

    Honestly the show reminded me of 300 and Rome too much, which is....well, cool and all but not what I want to watch for a while.
     
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  12. KoalaRainbowPoop

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    I believe that you're thinking of ben hur stall. spartucus lived long before jesus was born.
     
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    I quite enjoyed it. It was amix of gladiator and 300. I think its suppose to depict Hannible and that one guy was from 300 not to mention the actor from the mummy trilogy
     
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    A mix of 300 and Gladiator that is certainly dramatic and full of intrigue and violence. My trouble with Spartacus is that it's too much like its inspirations and too in-your-face gimmicky (blood, sex, boobs, slo-mo, grit, raw, murder), and while the characters are well-developed and have conflicting motivations, it doesn't give me enough reasons to care about any of the characters. The dog-eat-dog atmosphere of its gladiator world is more disheartening than captivating.
     
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  15. KoalaRainbowPoop

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    hannibal was dead before the events of spartacus kinng. indeed the fall of carthage took place alomst a 100 years before spartacus time.

    and nick, while i do agree that it does get a bit gimmickiky, the violence and sex depicted in spartacus is likely the closest thing historically that has been done.
     
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  16. Nick_Tan

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    It's probably historically accurate; I just don't need a sex scene every episode (to hit the point home, so to speak). Otherwise, it's just porn with a bunch of dialogue and fighting in it.
     
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    Xena naked! I'm in!
     
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  18. MikeyVassallo

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    Nah man, Life of Brian.
     
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    Ah but if you payed attention to the first two episodes it is not the original spartcus
     
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    i have. the show while more historical than most still has historical inaccuracies. can't be helped though, not everyone does their homework.
     
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