February 1, 2010



Thanks to Netflix, I do not need Starz to watch its new original series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand.  The show has a pretty easy formula: (Gladiator + Softcore Porn) x Frank Miller Effect = S:B&S.  It's not your father's Spartacus, that's for sure.

The sex, violence, and visuals are enough to keep my attention for now, but they cannot make up for crappy storytelling, and the jury is still out when it comes to Spartacus' narrative.  It's pretty standard stuff, an enslaved soldier is fighting to get back to his wife, but for some reason I have the inkling that this show has more to offer.  Only time will tell.

While I cannot say that I'm a fan of Spartacus: Blood and Sand, I am interested enough to give the show a few viewings before determining whether it's worth the time or not.


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