I've always enjoyed books about ancient Rome and of course, movies as well. I watched this the first time and was hooked. It shows how hard the life of slaves were in ancient Rome and how cruel they could be. As you get to know the Gladiators, you learn about them, their background and the lives they were leading before becoming slaves. The show lets you get to know the character and to feel for them, well most of them! If you don't like a lot of blood, this is not for you but if you truly curious about Rome and Gladiators, you will like it. I feel it shows how little regard the Romans had for the life of their slaves, treating them at times as if they were invisible or put on this earth for their enjoyment alone. There is a lot of action and how they put this all together is amazing, the fights are so real and by the end of season one, you will be hooked and waiting for the next season to come but not very patiently! The second season will be delayed due to illness by the actor, Andy Whitfield, who plays Spartacus, I hope he recovers soon as I can hardly wait for season two.
O.k. - this is a TV show so we can't expect Gladiator-like settings. I can accept that. But painted skies, continuous spurts of red (meant to be blood), a stretched storyline to make it to another season, a lot of bad lighting, too much cheap CGI, cheap props, bad acting, hmm. If this is supposed to be a series about the life of Spartacus they will need to keep going for at least 7 more seasons before they get to the end. Bear in mind that the actual uprising in 73BC … more
Ancient Rome is one of my favourite periods of history, and I love books, movies and tv shows set in this period. Even if I didn't already have an affinity for this period in history I'd still love this series. Watching the first episode it starts off relatively simply and the gratuitous amounts of action and sex draws you in. A few episodes later and more layers of the story are revealed, the gratuitous amounts of action and sex continue, but you also realise just … more
I love reading and watching old movies, especially film noirs. I am looking forward to sharing my love of books and old movies with others and perhaps find something new to dig into. I live in the San … more
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