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jean_genie
Feb 20th, 2010, 05:16 PM
This show started out really slow but NOW :eek:, it is awesome. I think Episode 5 was the best so far. They have the first two episodes on iTunes for free download.

So, anyone else watching my favorite couple Crixus and Naevia? And all those gorgeous naked men and women?:lol:
:wavey:

KournikovaFan91
Feb 20th, 2010, 05:20 PM
I haven't seen the latest episode. But I don't think it is anywhere near as good as HBO's Rome. This series has very thin storylines. :o But the sex scenes are good.

young_gunner913
Feb 20th, 2010, 05:31 PM
yes and i loves it. :drool:

but i cant take john hannah seriously after the mummy moves. :lol:

jean_genie
Feb 20th, 2010, 05:46 PM
I haven't seen the latest episode. But I don't think it is anywhere near as good as HBO's Rome. This series has very thin storylines. :o But the sex scenes are good.

Oh I LOVED Rome! And I made the same comparison with the first episode but now I think it's different and the story it's telling is of another aspect of ancient Rome. If you watch episodes 4 and 5 you'll see the writing is stronger, the characterizations are beginning to take shape and the conflict on many fronts is starting to come into play. It's very engrossing and engaging. Here's a link to a TV reviewer who felt much the same as you and me at first, but is now a convert as well:

http://www.tv.com/advance-review-spartacus-blood-and-sand-andndash-s01e05-andndash-shadow-games/webnews/41096.html

Sally Struthers
Feb 20th, 2010, 05:54 PM
I haven't seen the latest episode. But I don't think it is anywhere near as good as HBO's Rome. This series has very thin storylines. :o But the sex scenes are good.

I loved Rome! except season 2 seemed so rushed. I guess since it was canceled.

86ui4h0lYqg :lol:

Shinjiro
Feb 20th, 2010, 05:56 PM
Hardly Rome caliber, but then again, what is. Rather more of a guilty pleasure...

Sir Stefwhit
Feb 20th, 2010, 06:26 PM
http://tvmedia.ign.com/tv/image/article/100/1006705/AndyWhitfieldasSpartacus1_1248376758_640w.jpg
I'm all about the show, me likes!!!!

mure
Feb 20th, 2010, 06:31 PM
i have no idea about this series,but while i was browsing a "not safe for work" video site i caught a scene where gorgeous Lucy Lawless was being.."served" by a female servant and i nearly had a heart attack.If the show features more similar girl on girl scenes count me in as a big fan.

KournikovaFan91
Feb 20th, 2010, 07:12 PM
I loved Rome! except season 2 seemed so rushed. I guess since it was canceled.

86ui4h0lYqg :lol:

:lol:

I also loved the fact so many of the cast were Irish, like even in that scene 2 of the 3 were Irish. :angel:

The CGI in Spartacus kinda annoys me, but it is still an good series, a guilty pleasure as was said.

jean_genie
Feb 20th, 2010, 07:18 PM
The fabulous Lucy Lawless (yes Xena fans!) plays Lucretia, one of the main characters of the series. Have a look at the women in the show:

W2CN2wWHGss

~{X}~
Feb 20th, 2010, 07:39 PM
I loved Rome, have both seasons on DVD, sad it got cancelled, HBO has said that they regret that decision many times.

Spartacus does have thinner storylines but its a good show and of course all the sex is sweet, the naked men and woo :D Very hot.

And you cannot go wrong with Lucy Lawless, she is amazing no matter what role she plays! :D

jean_genie
Mar 20th, 2010, 04:39 PM
Wow, the last few episodes have been REALLY awesome. Last night? Lucretia showed that SHE is the mistress of schemes. Giving Spartacus to Illythia instead of Crixus like she wanted (but we knew Lucretia wasn't giving up Crixus), well THAT was just evil. And Crixus and Naevia continue to make my heart leap out of my chest. I hope they never get caught but no much luck of that happening.

I'm already sad that there are only four episodes left in the first season.

Expat
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:23 PM
Beyond horrible. more like glorified porn.

timafi
Mar 20th, 2010, 06:40 PM
watched it last night night for the first time:eek:

~{X}~
Mar 20th, 2010, 09:58 PM
I love it and I agree, last nights episode was amazing. I loved Lucy Lawless in it last night.

And honestly that sex scene from the beginning till end was just wow. It left my breath away, everything looked mystical, and vivid and hot. It left me speechless and not much does that! :D

Kart
Mar 20th, 2010, 10:32 PM
I read a review of it somewhere the other day. It all sounds a bit too adult for me but I'll watch it if someone tells me that Xena beats up a few people.

~{X}~
Mar 20th, 2010, 10:58 PM
Xena does no fighting in here, she schemes or has been now and she sleeps behind her husband's back.

But she is such a great actress, no matter what she does, its wow. :D

Kart
Mar 21st, 2010, 01:29 PM
Point taken.

I'll try to catch it next time it's on.

jean_genie
Mar 27th, 2010, 05:39 PM
OMG, last night's episode was so sad! Poor Spartacus forced to kill his one and only friend. That Illythia is a scheming witch and I can't wait to see her get hers. I'm also scared for EVERYONE concerning Ashur because he's got his fingers in everyone's business--telling Solonius about Batiatus' plans, spying on Crixus and Naevia (so scared about this). I think he's going to get Naevia killed and THAT will be what spurs Crixus to change his mind about the ludus.

I'm both terrified and anxious to see the next episode.

~{X}~
Mar 27th, 2010, 07:49 PM
I KNOW. The last two episodes have been soooo good. I was so sad when Spartacus was put in that situation. I was like shocked, jaw dropped. Imagine, thinking its all fun and games and then... your ordered to kill or be killed?! Crazy.

Illythia is a bitch but omg she plays her character SOOOOO well. I love the show :D

CanIGetAWhat
Mar 28th, 2010, 02:30 AM
Awww!!! I got a little teary-eyed at the last episode! :sad: Damn Illiythia! She is such a bitch! I love her! :devil: The one thing that I love about the show is Varro and Spartacus' friendship. It's the one honest and real thing amid such treachery and deceit. Their final scene together really moved me. :awww:

Sir Stefwhit
Mar 28th, 2010, 06:57 AM
Spartacus Killing Varro
I'm so freakin' mad at Spartacus...ugh. But for the sake of advancing the storyline his best friend's death was inedible. Spartacus is the kind of man who keeps his circle extremely thin. His rock and major focus was originally his wife Sura, then when they were apart he turned to Varro, and now that he's lost his best-friend he'll now turn his focus to Mira (the new slave girl). Mira will teach Spartacus how to love again and in time will be the one to make him forget Sura.

The 'Domina' Lucretia,Crixus & Naevia
Man I love this complex triangle!!! Poor Naevia though, cuz once Lucretia discovers they're sleeping together she's toast. I'm tring not to get too invested in her character because she's got a ticking time bomb around her neck. I'm just hoping she can hang around for at least two full seasons. Crixus and Naevia have some real chemistry- they're smoking!!!

Lucretia & Ilythia
At first when Ilythia went crazy and killed that one girl I thought Lucretia's plan totally blew up in her face. Then it was subtely revealed that Lucretia plan had actually worked out exactly how she had planned. I was like, "DAMN... that bitch is KRAZIE". At that moment I had newfound repsect for her cunningness.

Ilythia & Spartacus
These two are a HOT MESS!!! I gotta give it to Ilythia though, she's RUTHLESS and someone you don't want as an enemy.

Ashur
Speaking of cunning and ruthless- this dude wrote the book. It wont probably be for a very long time before he finally get what's coming to him and I'm sooooo lookin' forward to that episode!!!

Wils
Mar 28th, 2010, 10:14 AM
Wow, I watched half the first episode and it didn't really pull me like Rome did.

Maybe I need to struggle through it and it may grow on me...

jean_genie
Mar 28th, 2010, 05:04 PM
Spartacus Killing Varro
I'm so freakin' mad at Spartacus...ugh. But for the sake of advancing the storyline his best friend's death was inedible. Spartacus is the kind of man who keeps his circle extremely thin. His rock and major focus was originally his wife Sura, then when they were apart he turned to Varro, and now that he's lost his best-friend he'll now turn his focus to Mira (the new slave girl). Mira will teach Spartacus how to love again and in time will be the one to make him forget Sura.

The 'Domina' Lucretia,Crixus & Naevia
Man I love this complex triangle!!! Poor Naevia though, cuz once Lucretia discovers they're sleeping together she's toast. I'm tring not to get too invested in her character because she's got a ticking time bomb around her neck. I'm just hoping she can hang around for at least two full seasons. Crixus and Naevia have some real chemistry- they're smoking!!!

Lucretia & Ilythia
At first when Ilythia went crazy and killed that one girl I thought Lucretia's plan totally blew up in her face. Then it was subtely revealed that Lucretia plan had actually worked out exactly how she had planned. I was like, "DAMN... that bitch is KRAZIE". At that moment I had newfound repsect for her cunningness.

Ilythia & Spartacus
These two are a HOT MESS!!! I gotta give it to Ilythia though, she's RUTHLESS and someone you don't want as an enemy.

Ashur
Speaking of cunning and ruthless- this dude wrote the book. It wont probably be for a very long time before he finally get what's coming to him and I'm sooooo lookin' forward to that episode!!!

Got nothing to add to this except to say AMEN. My heart beats a little faster every time Crixus and Naevia are together because I know that once she gets caught with him or someone (looking at you ASHUR) drops a dime on them, it's going to be bad. Personally I think that what happens to Naevia will spur Crixus to join the Slave Rebellion that Spartacus will lead. And if the show is going to stick loosely to history, then the third leader is Oenamaus but he hasn't made the scene yet. UNLESS, that happens to be Doctore's true name.

Oh I LOVE this show.

Wils, the first episode is really slow but stick with it and I promise you'll be rewarded for that patience. :wavey:

Sir Stefwhit
Mar 29th, 2010, 12:59 AM
Got nothing to add to this except to say AMEN. My heart beats a little faster every time Crixus and Naevia are together because I know that once she gets caught with him or someone (looking at you ASHUR) drops a dime on them, it's going to be bad. Personally I think that what happens to Naevia will spur Crixus to join the Slave Rebellion that Spartacus will lead. And if the show is going to stick loosely to history, then the third leader is Oenamaus but he hasn't made the scene yet. UNLESS, that happens to be Doctore's true name.

Oh I LOVE this show.

Wils, the first episode is really slow but stick with it and I promise you'll be rewarded for that patience. :wavey:

I have to admit my ignorance with not really knowing the Spartacus story- maybe I should research to get a heads up where everything is leading, or maybe it's better that I don't know so I wont complain that they're veering off course too much (if they ever do). I'll be keeping my eyes open for Oenamaus though- thanks!@

They started filming season two but had to stop when they found out Andy Whitfield (the actor who plays Spartacus) has cancer. They want to wait till he finishes his treatment. The good news though is that it's early stages of lymphoma, so it's real good they found it first... I hope he's ok.

SloKid
Mar 29th, 2010, 09:15 AM
The show is turning surprisingly good, even if some of the dialogue is still rather unfortunate. :o

I hope Andy Whitfield can make a quick and full recovery.

KournikovaFan91
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:24 AM
Spartacus Killing Varro
I'm so freakin' mad at Spartacus...ugh. But for the sake of advancing the storyline his best friend's death was inedible. Spartacus is the kind of man who keeps his circle extremely thin. His rock and major focus was originally his wife Sura, then when they were apart he turned to Varro, and now that he's lost his best-friend he'll now turn his focus to Mira (the new slave girl). Mira will teach Spartacus how to love again and in time will be the one to make him forget Sura.

The 'Domina' Lucretia,Crixus & Naevia
Man I love this complex triangle!!! Poor Naevia though, cuz once Lucretia discovers they're sleeping together she's toast. I'm tring not to get too invested in her character because she's got a ticking time bomb around her neck. I'm just hoping she can hang around for at least two full seasons. Crixus and Naevia have some real chemistry- they're smoking!!!

Lucretia & Ilythia
At first when Ilythia went crazy and killed that one girl I thought Lucretia's plan totally blew up in her face. Then it was subtely revealed that Lucretia plan had actually worked out exactly how she had planned. I was like, "DAMN... that bitch is KRAZIE". At that moment I had newfound repsect for her cunningness.

Ilythia & Spartacus
These two are a HOT MESS!!! I gotta give it to Ilythia though, she's RUTHLESS and someone you don't want as an enemy.

Ashur
Speaking of cunning and ruthless- this dude wrote the book. It wont probably be for a very long time before he finally get what's coming to him and I'm sooooo lookin' forward to that episode!!!



Agree with everything, I was getting teary when Spartacus had to kill Varro :sad::sad: It was so sad. That kid was so annoying, she flashes some tit and vag and suddenly he will do anything for her :rolleyes:

I really don't think Lucretia would be that attached to Crixus, like isn't his only function sexual.:shrug:

When Illythia killed that bitch I was like OMG, but once she had discovered Illythia and Spartacus I had the feeling that she would be dead by the end of the episode but I thought maybe she would just accidently hit her head or something not get it bashed in :lol:.

I really want Illythia and Spartacus to have some hot hate sex or something :lol: Their hate for each other is almost sexual.

I find this new slave really nice for some reason, you can see she really has a thing for Spartacus. :angel:

Sir Stefwhit
Mar 30th, 2010, 05:12 AM
“Spartacus: Blood and Sand” Hits Series Highs On Friday
http://tvbythenumbers.com/2010/03/29/spartacus-blood-and-sand-bests-caprica-hits-series-highs-on-friday/46501

Numbers now confirmed: Spartacus Blood and Sand hit highs on Friday with a .6 rating (.58, actually) with adults 18-49, and 1.265 million — series highs in both categories and substantial week-to-week growth with adults 18-49.

The little premium cable show that could? Its numbers were better than Caprica’s (.58. vs. 48 with adults 18-49, and 1.265 million viewers vs. 1.103 million. Which is damned good for Spartacus: Blood and Sand since Starz it’s in ~75 million fewer homes than Syfy, and also kind of pitiful for Caprica.

Season one of Spartacus: Blood and Sand is winding down. Here’s the ratings recap for season one:
Date Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millons)

22-Jan-10 STRZ Spartacus: Blood and Sand .3/1 0.659
29-Jan-10 STRZ Spartacus: Blood and Sand .4/1 0.773
5-Feb-10 STRZ Spartacus: Blood and Sand .4/1 0.858
12-Feb-10 STRZ Spartacus: Blood and Sand .3/1 0.662
19-Feb-10 STRZ Spartacus: Blood and Sand .4/1 0.846
26-Feb-10 STRZ Spartacus: Blood and Sand .4/1 1.078
5-Mar-10 STRZ Spartacus: Blood and Sand .4/1 0.974
12-Mar-10 STRZ Spartacus: Blood and Sand .4/1 0.875
19-Mar-10 STRZ Spartacus: Blood and Sand .4/1 1.109
26-Mar-10 STRZ Spartacus: Blood and Sand .6/2 1.265

laschutz
Mar 30th, 2010, 03:11 PM
love this show! now one of my top 3 favorite cable shows in the past few years! the other two being dexter and true blood!

not sure how historically accurate it is though and did they really say "the f word" back then? just curious.

yeah that illythia is a evil truly evil bitch! why does she hate spartacus so much though? she loved it when he was doing the deed with her though didn't she, before she realized it was him ( or did she know it was him even with the mask on?) i mean she knew that spartacus was getting prepped and was ordered to "service" a woman didn't she? she wore a mask too! not sure the details on this guys, help me out! so what she illythia wanted spartacus to make love to her with him NOT knowing it was her? i watched this scene and when spartacus saw it was her, he was sickened and wanted to kill her! (although during the act he was enjoying her too!) anyway, help me out on what was going on with illythia during this scene!

yeah, that wimp loser 15 year old! hate him too! lol! crazy that some young kid would be so combination of stupid and evil to condemn a man to die because he promised some "older woman" he would after she showed him "her goods"! didn't he care or know what he was doing! of course he was raised like all "royalty" that he wasn't killing a man, but a slave which means basically a nothing a animal! would love to see spartacus at the last second throw his sword and kill the boy! screw his then upcoming death for doing this better to die noble and a slave then listen to some punk 15 year old and his old power hungry loser father and his other masters!

KournikovaFan91
Mar 30th, 2010, 03:40 PM
Also would Illythia not have realised it wasn't Crixus since he has a different body type and skin tone to Spartacus. But I'm reading too much into it.

jean_genie
Mar 30th, 2010, 04:00 PM
I think Illythia was so involved in the whole set up--the masks, the costumes, the body paint that she didn't pay attention to the fact that Crixus has a different build from Spartacus and once he grabbed her, she wasn't worried about who was doing the rough handling. That is, until the masks came off when Lucretia told who was behind them.

Sir S, thanks for posting those ratings. It's fitting that since episode 5 (Shadow Games), the ratings have steadily increased. Good for STARZ. I know that they've got Season 2 shooting on hold until Andy Whitfield gets through his treatment for his non-Hodgkins lymphoma. I really hope he recovers and soon.

Did anyone see him in that movie Gabriel?

Paco
Mar 30th, 2010, 04:03 PM
that's great :) I so love watching it :D

laschutz
Mar 31st, 2010, 02:13 PM
yeah it would seem a bit of "story license" was used in this scene. spartacus DOES have a different body type then the other guy, what she illythia couldn't tell? LOL! besides didn't illythia know beforehand that spartacus being the stud champion was being ordered to service a woman? if that is the case how could illythia NOT know it was spartacus behind the mask regardless if in her horniness she couldn't tell it was spartacus body?

jean_genie
Apr 3rd, 2010, 04:45 AM
ZOMG it just keeps getting better and better!! Tonight's episode heralds the return of Spartacus's soul. Especially now that he knows what happened with Sura. Batiatus better watch his back while he's doing all that scheming. I have to say I totally didn't see the Ashur double cross to Solonius coming. At least not until he left him in the catacombs with the magistrate and a knife in his hand, lol.

And what is wrong with Lucretia? She better not be knocked up but something is definitely jumping off with the Crixus, Naevia, Lucretia triangle because in the next episode's preview it looks like someone getting lashed and Lucretia slaps Naevia. Only two more episodes in this season and I anticipate they will all be jammed packed. Can't wait!!:bounce:

Ryan
Apr 3rd, 2010, 04:08 PM
I haven't read any of the posts because I don't want to get spoiled, but this show is LEGIT. :cool: I'm on episode 8, so almost caught up.

Sir Stefwhit
Apr 3rd, 2010, 04:11 PM
Hey Ryan~ is the show on "demand" or are you getting caught up online? I've got a couple of friends who I'm going to try to get them watching...just trying to figure out the best way to go about it.

I haven't seen this weeks episode yet, thanks to Tivo I'm in no hurry, predict I'll get to it on Sunday...so comments on the show, still to follow.

Ryan
Apr 3rd, 2010, 04:41 PM
Hey Ryan~ is the show on "demand" or are you getting caught up online? I've got a couple of friends who I'm going to try to get them watching...just trying to figure out the best way to go about it.

I haven't seen this weeks episode yet, thanks to Tivo I'm in no hurry, predict I'll get to it on Sunday...so comments on the show, still to follow.



Hey! I have it OnDemand with my digital cable, so I've been catching up on the episodes when I've got free time/not studying for exams. I did the same thing with True Blood, its my favorite way to get into a series (especially when it ends up starting slow like Spartacus). Online would work just as well too yeah.

Sam L
Apr 4th, 2010, 11:00 AM
This show is so badly written and badly acted. Seriously.

I loved HBO's Rome which I thought already had enough gratuitous sex and nudity.

The thing is at least Rome was well written and had some historical accuracy (and interesting what-if fiction) and good performances.

This reminds me of 300, the movie. Just bad all round.

~{X}~
Apr 4th, 2010, 09:09 PM
I love it. In a world where there is basically nothing on television about Ancient Rome, I'll take what I can get. And it isn't that bad, the first few episodes lacked, but the last 4-5 have been pretty damn good in my opinion.

Some of the scenes are breathtaking.

KournikovaFan91
Apr 5th, 2010, 01:05 AM
I didn't like Spartacus' part in that episode. I actually prefered the character of Spartacus after the wife was killed, he was too self rightous before and now he is going back that way. :o

The double cross was amazing :lol:, I wondered what would happen at that point, but it all turned out well.

Ryan
Apr 5th, 2010, 01:33 AM
Agree with everything, I was getting teary when Spartacus had to kill Varro :sad::sad: It was so sad. That kid was so annoying, she flashes some tit and vag and suddenly he will do anything for her :rolleyes:

I really don't think Lucretia would be that attached to Crixus, like isn't his only function sexual.:shrug:

When Illythia killed that bitch I was like OMG, but once she had discovered Illythia and Spartacus I had the feeling that she would be dead by the end of the episode but I thought maybe she would just accidently hit her head or something not get it bashed in :lol:.

I really want Illythia and Spartacus to have some hot hate sex or something :lol: Their hate for each other is almost sexual.

I find this new slave really nice for some reason, you can see she really has a thing for Spartacus. :angel:



K, just got caught up on episode 10 (Spartacus killing Varro).


WOW - the plot has advanced so far IMO, I'm lovin this season.

Battiatus and Lucretia...they're hilarious and great. Basically bumbling idiots for a lot of the time/crazy manipulators. Half their plans dont work out, but I admire the efforts. :lol:

Illythia is a crazy bitch. Half the time I think shes fug but the other half she's smokin. Definitely hot when she bashed the fuck out of that girl's face.

Spartacus/Varro - wow I was pissed when that 15 year old pussy made Spartacus kill his only friend. Classy from Varro though, drivin the sword deep in. :eek:


I actually think the acting is really good in this. Some of the scenes/violence are hoakey, but the actors really do handle it all well and really make the plot strong. Definitely a great first season so far.

jean_genie
Apr 10th, 2010, 06:48 PM
Wow the season 1 penultimate episode rocked!! A nail biter from beginning to end. The return of the Legatus has brought everyone onto a road from which there is no return--Spartacus always thinking of freedom and now revolution, Crixus and Naevia both punished and separated (I KNEW Naevia would be the spark for Crixus to join the slave rebellion), Doctore hipped to Barcas' death not freedom and unhappiness for it, Illythia spurned by her husband for her actions at the ludus and BATIATUS, OMG!! I think it's so ironic that they won't let him be a politician because he is the most political animal on the whole show!! He's working the magistrate's family, he played his card with Glaber and Illythia and he's finally let us know that he was aware of Lucretia's trysting with Crixus all along.

I'm going to be glued to my seat next Friday!!

~{X}~
Apr 10th, 2010, 07:10 PM
Once again, it was another brilliant episode. And I love Illythia and Lucretia. Their acting was amazing in this episode, as it usually is. :D

Barrie_Dude
Apr 10th, 2010, 07:31 PM
HELLO
CHRISTIAN

wally1
Apr 10th, 2010, 08:44 PM
Yep, this is a great series. A lot more entertaining than I thought it would be!

~{X}~
Apr 10th, 2010, 09:42 PM
Hello Barrie. How's the stalking going today? Well I see. :o :lol:

Barrie_Dude
Apr 10th, 2010, 09:45 PM
Hello Barrie. How's the stalking going today? Well I see. :o :lol:
:rolleyes: I find that when I am walking down the street and stop abruptly, the first thing I feel is your nose in the crack of my bum! :lol:

~{X}~
Apr 10th, 2010, 11:06 PM
Bitch you wish. I would cherish throwing you in the arena to face some gladiators... :devil:

Barrie_Dude
Apr 10th, 2010, 11:13 PM
Bitch you wish. I would cherish throwing you in the arena to face some gladiators... :devil:
:lol: I know better than to get in the way of you and a big, sweaty gladiator! :happy:

KournikovaFan91
Apr 11th, 2010, 06:10 PM
I wasn't a major fan of this episode. Spartacus really annoys me, when he thought his wife had just died he was the most likeable, this whole pining for his dead wife is annoying.

Apart from that the rest of the episode was good.

~{X}~
Apr 17th, 2010, 06:34 AM
What did you guys think about the Season Finale?

It was crazy!!! I wasn't happy with a few things, but overall it looks interesting moving forward to next season.

I know the history of Spartacus so eventually I know how it all ends, I wonder if there will be another season after the 2nd or if that will be the end.

jean_genie
Apr 17th, 2010, 05:42 PM
I think it was good but maybe it was too chocked full? Perhaps a two hour finale would have been better. It felt rushed and even though the flashbacks helped, it wasn't as fluid as other episodes. I was terribly unhappy and strangely elated that Ashur survived. One, because I want Crixus to be the one to kill him when it happens and two, he's an excellent villain. The show needs characters like him. Illythia ordering the other nobles sealed in the ludus was brilliant. She escapes and solves one of her problems but creates a bigger one for her husband--the slave revolt.

And can I say that I giggled when Batiatus called Doctore by his true name, Oenamaus? Made the words, "the revolution will be televised" all to real.:lol:

Need to watch it again and then I'll be back to discuss more.

brickhousesupporter
Apr 17th, 2010, 05:45 PM
Once again everyone else is playing checkers while Illythia is playing chess.

~{X}~
Apr 17th, 2010, 07:01 PM
Illythia was brilliant once again. I was sad that Lucretia died because I love Lucy Lawless and would of loved seeing her in the next season but for the story to progress I guess the whole of the lot had to die.

Next season will obviously be Spartacus and his group growing to become and army and fighting against the Legate and the Roman armies. Just don't know if the series will end after 2 seasons or continue, depends on how they drag the story out.

Sir Stefwhit
Apr 18th, 2010, 03:56 AM
I'm always late with comment; I have but two words JUPITER'S COCK!!!
Just got done watching the finale and thought it was excellent... I'm still gathering myself...so more comments to follow shortly.

laschutz
Apr 18th, 2010, 01:40 PM
man this season finale was a total bloodbath! but it was so over the top, i wasn't disgusted or freaked out about it, kind of the way i thought of kill bill. volume 1. anyway, disappointed those two villians got away, but i know when they get theirs it will be monumental!...

glad that 15 year old punk, wimp, loser got his from varro's woman!

i wonder now, in the true history, doesn't spartacus get captured and then killed? wonder if this show will follow this history down to this? would kind of suck though. can't we have a little rewrite of history and have spartacus live a long life in the country?

cannot wait until season 2! anyone have any idea when it will start up again?

Sir Stefwhit
Apr 18th, 2010, 04:45 PM
I wonder now, in the true history, doesn't spartacus get captured and then killed? wonder if this show will follow this history down to this? would kind of suck though. can't we have a little rewrite of history and have spartacus live a long life in the country?

cannot wait until season 2! anyone have any idea when it will start up again?He never gets caught in true history. The slaves are on the run for a long time and they end up defeating several armies that are sent after them. Then they have one major battle and it's assumed Spartacus died in that battle because he wasn't seen afterward, but they never found his body- so who knows... That's actually perfect for a show like this cuz they don't ever have to kill him off and still be true to that part of his story.

SloKid
Apr 18th, 2010, 08:44 PM
Shame that John Hannah and Lucy Lawless got killed off, even if it was to be expected, their characters were great.

~{X}~
Apr 18th, 2010, 11:13 PM
Shame that John Hannah and Lucy Lawless got killed off, even if it was to be expected, their characters were great.

I agree.

As for Spartacus never getting caught, indeed he did not. However the 6,000 slaves who were caught after the rebellion was put down, were crucified along the Via Appia and left there for months to die and rot, to send a message to slaves in the Republic and future empire.

Sir Stefwhit
Apr 18th, 2010, 11:27 PM
^Is Lucy's character really dead though? She was squirming around the last time we saw her. Is it possible for her to be one of the few survivors? For some reason I don't think we've seen the last of Lucretia- I hope I'm right.

brickhousesupporter
Apr 19th, 2010, 01:30 AM
^Is Lucy's character really dead though? She was squirming around the last time we saw her. Is it possible for her to be one of the few survivors? For some reason I don't think we've seen the last of Lucretia- I hope I'm right.


In the real world she would be dead, as the shaking is just a reaction to her body going into shock. There is no way she would be able to survive such a wound, especially while pregnant. The baby would also be draining her supplies too.

However, this is Spartacus and she could be up and walking a couple days later next season.

Sir Stefwhit
Apr 19th, 2010, 03:35 AM
I just found this online:

Spartacus Blood and Sand Season One Finale (Spoilers) Plus, It Has Already Been Renewed For Season Two
http://tvbythenumbers.com/2010/04/17/spartacus-blood-and-sand-season-one-finale-spoilers-plus-it-has-already-been-renewed-for-season-two/48868
http://tvbythenumbers.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/spartacus_blood_and_sand_episode_113_2010_for_PR_u se_only_02_6x4.jpg
Spartacus Blood and Sand was renewed for a second season by Starz before the first season even began airing. Unfortunately, Andy Whitfield, who plays the title role was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma during production of the second season and production was halted while he seeks treatment. The good news is the prognosis is good, but at this time there is no word on when production will finish or when the second season will air.

Ok, spoiler time. I understand why I got the e-mails asking if tonight’s season one finale was the series finale. They obviously weren’t looking to enrage fans with a cliffhanger should there have only been the one season. Many loose ends were tied up, or at least stabbed (in some cases, to death).

Was I shocked that they killed off Batiatus? By Jupiter’s c–k, I was! A bit sad, too, because John Hannah was awesome as the conniving power hungry ludus master. While there is no question his character is dead, there are questions about whether Lucy Lawless’ character Lucretia survived having her womb skewered. I think she’s dead, but I have not looked into any spoilery stuff about who is in the season two cast.

I was not sad that the snake that is Ilithyia got revenge on the House of Batiatus and I hope the character and Viva Bianca who plays her are back for season two in some capacity.

There is also no doubt that the weasel Ashur lived, even if he had to hide under a dead body to be spared of being beheaded by Doctore.

Very satisfying that in the end, Varro’s wife avenged his death nicely. Had the episode been a series finale, I would not have been disappointed with the ending.

As soon as there is any news regarding season two, we’ll post it.

timafi
Apr 19th, 2010, 01:19 PM
the end was brutal:eek: glad they renewed it:yeah:

KournikovaFan91
Apr 19th, 2010, 06:16 PM
All the characters I liked died except Illythia and Mira.

I can't stand Varro's whiney wife, I feel bad for Mira since she will never be able to replace Spartacus' dead wife :rolleyes: Like really thats the only reason this whole thing happened, he doesn't really care much about anything else.

I still prefer HBO's Rome in terms of the ancient Rome genre. It had better characters and the characters were all more likeable.

In this series all the villians are the most likeable and the good guys are so self-rightous.

~{X}~
Apr 19th, 2010, 06:44 PM
I do agree with that, the villains do seem to be more likable. I know I definitely liked them more.

And yes Varro's wife is pretty whiney and Spartacus is very self righteous. He acted as if he was the only one that had his wife taken away from him.

We'll see what happens, but I am so glad that Illythia will more than likely return next season, she along with Lucretia were my favorites. I'll be pissed as hell if Lucretia is done for good. And why did that have to kill the younger German brother!? He was CUTE. :o

Sir Stefwhit
Apr 20th, 2010, 02:51 AM
Illythia and Lucretia are two of the baddest bitches on tv, love em' both to pieces. I still have a hard time believing Lucretia is dead. I'd bet money that she'll be back. As for the rest of em'...I'm sure we'll find a whole new set of villains to love in season two. I wish Illythia's husband was there to be slaughtered I hate him so!! I reckon we'll be seeing a lot more of him in the second season. And to forget about Asher the snake, he'll surely be back...

The final ratings numbers for the finale come in tomorrow I'll be sure to post em'. From the first episode to the last the show managed to just about double in it's audience size. The show is doing gangbusters for the network. The only concern is that by now they were supposed to be about a quarter through filming the second season, but as we all know production has halted. As a result they are really behind schedule with no set date to start filming the second season.

brickhousesupporter
Apr 20th, 2010, 03:03 AM
The ratings are not exactly setting the world on fire but it is good to know the show has been renewed.
http://tvbythenumbers.com/2010/04/19/spartacus-blood-and-sand-season-finale-kill-them-all-sees-ratings-highs-with-adults-18-49/49046

Sir Stefwhit
Apr 20th, 2010, 04:36 AM
The ratings are not exactly setting the world on fire but it is good to know the show has been renewed.
http://tvbythenumbers.com/2010/04/19/spartacus-blood-and-sand-season-finale-kill-them-all-sees-ratings-highs-with-adults-18-49/49046

When we talk about the ratings you have to keep things in perspective. Starz network is only available in about 18 million homes. In relative terms the numbers the show is pulling in are phenomenal. The first episode set a record for the channel and when you consider that every episode has gained in audience and the finale just about doubled the first episode how can it not be described as a ratings juggernaut. The network hasn't had a show even come close to doing what Spartacus is doing for them. Basically it has become their breakout hit in the same way Monk, The Shield, The Closer and Mad Men were to USA, FX, TNT and AMC.

~{X}~
Apr 20th, 2010, 07:03 AM
Indeed. :) Good to know my favorite shows are all super hits for their networks, True Blood, The Tudors, Spartacus: Blood and Sand :D

Sir Stefwhit
Apr 22nd, 2010, 09:15 PM
PRODUCTION ON PREQUEL ABOUT TO BEGIN:
To fill the gap between season 1 & 2
http://theflickcast.com/wp-content/uploads//SpartacusAndyWhitfield.jpg
Unfortunately, Spartacus lead Andy Whitfield has been diagnosed with a treatable form of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, which leaves fans wondering just how Starz will handle Andy’s indefinite leave from the show while he is in treatment. A recent statement from Starz Entertainment indicates that it will postpone production on season 2, titled ‘Spartacus: Vengeance,’ while Whitfield undergoes cancer treatments.

Show writer Maurissa Tancharoe, elaborates via Twitter: “The second season is still happening; however, it is on hold at the moment due to star Andy Whitfield’s health problems.” Another tweet seemed to reassure fans that season 2 is definitely not canceled declaring, “Season two of #Spartacus has NOT been cancelled. Don’t know where that rumor came from.”

Rumors have also surfaced that a prequel series could be under way with a younger actor filling Whitfield’s role as Spartacus, but it’s not clear if Lucy Lawless and John Hannah will be starring in that as well. NY Magazine seems to be confirming that Starz will be developing a 6-episode mini-series prequel to keep momentum going with the show’s nearly one million weekly viewers. Whatever happens, we wish Andy Whitfield a speedy recovery.

Ryan
Apr 22nd, 2010, 09:34 PM
:rocker2: Awesome finale!!


I am pretty bummed Batiatus and Lucretia died though, I thought they were way cooler than people like Crixus and Doctore. :weirdo:

I think Varro's wife is justified in hating Spartacus based on what she knew, but I love the way she stabbed the fuck out of that kid. :lol:

Would have liked to see SOME people survive - like the kid's mom, who was nice all the time. :shrug: How is Spartacus justified in killing innocent people, when he's so pissed that his innocent wife was killed? Only thing I didn't like, because now Spartacus' high and mighty shit is just that, shiiiiit.

Don't like the Mira character much - she's so whiny that Spartacus wouldnt put his cock in her, so she has to blackmail him. :lol:


Can't wait for Season 2, hopefully Andy gets good treatment and heals up fully.

Sir Stefwhit
Apr 23rd, 2010, 01:34 AM
^^I hear what you guys are saying about the "heroes" vs the "villians" but I don't think there are
real heroes and villains on the show. Most characters are a mix of both good and bad, except of
course for Ilythia, she's definitely a villain. But the rest; Crixus, Lucretia, Spartacus, Batiatus,
and Doctore are just people not one or the other. I think we have a need and tendency to want to
put people in categories so we label the slaves as the "good people" and the Romans as the villains,
but I don't think we should look at it that way. Spartacus doesn't present himself as a heroe because
he's not. The show will obviously take a more "them vs. us" tone when it comes back and Spartacus and
the rest of the slaves will probably be shown as the "heroes" but, personally I don't see it that black
and white.

Ryan
Apr 23rd, 2010, 02:12 AM
Agree Stefwhit, and thats what I found frustrating about EVERYONE dying - it looked sweet, and fit the plot, but definitely tarnishes the "hero" image they were painting Spartacus as, even though yes, he's not classifiable as one or the other logically.

Sir Stefwhit
Apr 23rd, 2010, 04:48 AM
I feel ya Ryan. To me Spartacus lost his hero status when Varro was killed. I know it was complicated
and really not Spartacus' fault, but still, no hero would let things go down like that. Funny though,
cuz I tend to really not like "hero" characters, so I'm ok with Spartacus being an arrogant, selfish
asshole (he's still ridiculously hottt...lol). The only thing is while I like flaw characters, I really
don't like hypocrites so they have to be careful with that.

As for this prequel idea and them using another actor as Spartacus~ I'm not too sure how I feel about that,
under the circumstance I guess I understand.

Season two should be interesting...can't wait, but unfortunately it appears as though it's going to be a
long wait...luckily 'True Blood' will be back to fill the void.

Ryan
Apr 23rd, 2010, 04:06 PM
I like that they're trying to keep the viewers occupied, cuz they could easily have made us wait!


Agree on hypocrites - I don't care if Spartacus IS a hero, but don't act holier than thou when you're slicing up women's bellies and throats. ;)

KournikovaFan91
Apr 23rd, 2010, 10:37 PM
I think Spartacus justifies killing them all because they all enslave people. :shrug: I guess thats the logic.

jean_genie
Apr 25th, 2010, 09:58 PM
I feel ya Ryan. To me Spartacus lost his hero status when Varro was killed. I know it was complicated
and really not Spartacus' fault, but still, no hero would let things go down like that. Funny though,
cuz I tend to really not like "hero" characters, so I'm ok with Spartacus being an arrogant, selfish
asshole (he's still ridiculously hottt...lol). The only thing is while I like flaw characters, I really
don't like hypocrites so they have to be careful with that.

As for this prequel idea and them using another actor as Spartacus~ I'm not too sure how I feel about that,
under the circumstance I guess I understand.

Season two should be interesting...can't wait, but unfortunately it appears as though it's going to be a
long wait...luckily 'True Blood' will be back to fill the void.
Steven DeKnight, one of the executive producers has discounted this as a rumour. He said on twitter that there's no prequel in the works and that they're waiting for Andy's recovery.

Sir Stefwhit
May 12th, 2010, 02:29 AM
Steven DeKnight, one of the executive producers has discounted this as a rumour. He said on twitter that there's no prequel in the works and that they're waiting for Andy's recovery.

Looks like Steven lied...lol It's official now:

Production on Starz’ ‘Spartacus’ Six-Part Prequel to Begin This Summer

Andy Whitfield to Appear In Two Episodes Along With Lucy Lawless, John Hannah, Peter Mensah Plus Other Returning and New Characters

LOS ANGELES, May 11 /PRNewswire/ — NCTA Cable Show 2010 — Pre-production is underway on a six-part prequel to Starz’ hit original series “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.”

Andy Whitfield, who played the title character in the series, will appear in the prequel briefly, but Lucy Lawless and John Hannah take center stage in this story of the rise of the House of Batiatus and its champions before Spartacus arrives as a captured Thracian slave. With the title still to be determined, the prequel will begin production this summer in New Zealand, and is slated to air on Starz in January 2011.

John Hannah returns as Batiatus, owner of the Ludus, along with his wife Lucretia, played by Lucy Lawless. Other returning actors include Peter Mensah (Doctore), Manu Bennett (Crixus), Antonio Te Maioha (Barca), Nick E. Tarabay (Ashur), Lesley-Ann Brandt (Naevia) – and others. New characters will also be added – most notably the gladiator who was champion of the House of Batiatus before Spartacus or even Crixus – who will help fill in the story about the people and politics in the House of Batiatus and ancient Capua as a whole.

Production on the second season of “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” was postponed this spring to allow Andy Whitfield to be treated for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in New Zealand. His doctors indicate that the actor is responding well.

“The prequel story maintains the excitement and entertainment value of the first season of ‘Spartacus,’ giving audiences the engaging experience they’ve come to expect,” said Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht. “We look forward to continuing the Spartacus story.”

Produced by Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi, Joshua Donen and Steven S. DeKnight, “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” was the highest rated show for the 18-49 demographic among all cable networks for 12 of the 13 Fridays on which it aired based on coverage rating.* The production team remains intact for the six-part prequel.

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie service provider operating in the United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz® and Encore® brands with approximately 17.1 million and 31.1 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies per month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Encore HD, Starz On Demand, Encore On Demand, MoviePlex On Demand, Starz HD On Demand, Encore HD On Demand, MoviePlex HD On Demand, and Starz Play. Starz Entertainment (www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, and is attributed to Liberty Starz ( LSTZA), a tracking stock group of Liberty Media Corporation.

~{X}~
May 12th, 2010, 03:35 AM
Yay more Lucy Lawless!!!! :D

jean_genie
May 12th, 2010, 06:31 PM
Yeah, I'm sure the STARZ execs probably overrode him and decided to take a good idea spawned in the forums to heart. The good thing is that the prequel will help keep the series in the public's mind while Andy recovers. The added benefit of keeping two very popular characters in the spotlight (Batiatus and Lucretia) was probably a no-brainer, too.

Yay all around!!:D

SloKid
May 12th, 2010, 06:50 PM
Can't wait. :D

Sir Stefwhit
May 12th, 2010, 07:38 PM
I wonder what the gap between the Prequel and the start of the second season will be. If they drag it out~ they can make 6 episodes last two months (3 episodes, 1 repeat, 2 episodes, 1 repeat, finale)- then hopefully we only have to wait a couple months tops for the second season to begin, hopefully!

Sir Stefwhit
Sep 19th, 2010, 04:57 AM
Sad Diagnosis for Andy Whitfield and the Future of ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’
By
Robert Seidman
– September 17, 2010
http://tvbythenumbers.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/spartacus_blood_and_sand_episode_106_2010_19_6x4.j pg

What a bummer. Andy Whitfield who played the title role in Spartacus: Blood and Sand was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in March. Production shut down on season two and to bridge the gap while Whitfield sought treatment Starz created the prequel: Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. Whitfield had been in remission and was preparing for the rigors of production for the second season, but has now been advised to immediately resume treatment and will not return for the series second season which had been tentatively scheduled to air this time next year.

“It’s with a deep sense of disappointment that I must step aside from such an exceptional project as Spartacus and all the wonderful people involved. It seems that it is time for myself and my family to embark on another extraordinary journey. Thank you sincerely for the support so far,” said Whitfield.

“Our hearts and prayers are with Andy and his family during this difficult time,” said Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht. “Andy is not only an incredible actor whose portrayal of Spartacus made an indelible impression on Starz audiences, he is also an amazing human being whose courage, strength, and grace in the face of adversity have inspired all of us.”

According to a statement from Starz no decision has been made about the future of the series yet. “Right now, we just want to extend our concern and support to Andy and his family,” said Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director, Starz Media. “We will address our programming plans at some later date.”

Starz still plans to air the prequel Spartacus: Gods of the Arena as originally scheduled in January 2011.

CrossCourt~Rally
Sep 19th, 2010, 05:03 AM
So sad, i just read about this at E! Online :hug:

Gdsimmons
Sep 19th, 2010, 05:21 AM
DAMN!! I hope he gets well!! Now what the hell are we going to do with the series?? How exactly will the pre-quel work with no Sparticus??

~{X}~
Sep 19th, 2010, 05:17 PM
It is very sad, I hope he gets better in time and can recover fully. :sad:

The only way for them to continue is to obviously replace him with someone else playing Spartacus... which will be really hard to do and it just wouldn't feel right, but I don't want the show to be cancelled either. :sad:

It's rating were pretty high for Starz so I think they are just going to find a new guy to play Spartacus.

jrm
Sep 20th, 2010, 10:21 AM
Can't wait. :D

:confused::confused::confused:

now i'm worried about you about once you said that :lol:

Manu Bennett is coming back :hearts:

and what about Viva Bianca :devil:

any news about new cast

SloKid
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:24 PM
:confused::confused::confused:

now i'm worried about you about once you said that :lol:

Manu Bennett is coming back :hearts:

and what about Viva Bianca :devil:

any news about new cast
Why are you worried? :(

Anyone watched the first episode of the prequel? It's more of the same, cheesy dialogue, exaggerated CGI gor and gratuitous nudity. :D

No Viva Bianca in it. :(

~{X}~
Jan 26th, 2011, 05:43 PM
Yeah I watched it, I enjoyed it, its funny to see some of the characters from the first season, now in the prequel in their younger days, gives a different perspective to them that I like. :)

AnDrEi.b
Jan 26th, 2011, 06:14 PM
Tomorrow i will start to watch it

jean_genie
Jan 26th, 2011, 11:03 PM
Watched the first episode of GODS OF THE ARENA and it's nice to get some texture to the characters that we've come to know and love. It was everything I expected and pretty good. That ending explains why Batiatus is the way he is, I think. He learned the hard way to always keep a few steps ahead.

Also, did anyone else see the announcement that they are re-casting Spartacus without Andy Whitfield? I guess he's still not recovered enough and they will go on without him. He even helped with the new casting of his character:

http://www.hitfix.com/articles/starz-spartacus-selects-its-andy-whitfield-replacement
:wavey: to my fellow addicts.

SloKid
Jan 26th, 2011, 11:16 PM
He made a full recovery and was set to start filming or even started filming already, when the cancer came out of remission and he's undergoing more treatment now. :( That's why he was forced to pull out of the show.

jean_genie
Feb 11th, 2012, 10:29 PM
Who else is watching Spartacus: Vengeance? I'm sure I wasn't the only one saddened at Andy Whitfield's absence and passing. I'm slowly getting used to Liam McIntyre.

Like the original series, the first episode got off to a slow, kind of clunky start but last night's episode (#3) had me chewing my nails throughout. The last fifteen minutes were brilliant too!

~{X}~
Feb 11th, 2012, 10:35 PM
I have watched Episode 1 and 2, didn't catch last nights yet, but am looking forward to doing so! :D

jean_genie
Feb 11th, 2012, 10:48 PM
I have watched Episode 1 and 2, didn't catch last nights yet, but am looking forward to doing so! :D

Hey there! So, what did you think of 1 and 2? I'm really glad to see Illythia back and at her scheming best. BUT WAIT...is Lucretia a little crazy? I think you'll find out tonight. Check back once you've seen since I don't want to give anything away. As my beloved River Song would say, "SPOILERS!" :D

:wavey:

~{X}~
Feb 11th, 2012, 11:43 PM
Haha yes, I love Illythia and Lucretia. It was so odd to see Lucretia in such shambles!

I too am getting used to Liam as the new Spartacus. So far the season is interesting. And boy would I love to see Seppius in a good sex scene. :lol: