Have you been watching…Spartacus: War of the Damned #starz #tvseries

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So. Peeps. I guess you all know my love for Spartacus. After all, ENSLAVED was inspired by the first season (Spartacus: Blood and Sand).Spartacus: War of the Damned Starz Original Series But, even knowing these things, I cannot recommend this show highly enough.


It’s really difficult for me to articulate why I love it so much. Because I love it, I don’t really want to dissect it. I don’t want to tarnish my enjoyment by picking it to bits and figuring out exactly what it is that makes me react with such love and adulation. But, seeing as it’s you peeps, I’ll give it a go. 😉

Spartacus is a show that doesn’t pull any punches. It builds and builds and builds and then it frakking delivers. Spartacus WILL depict both the noble and the unsavoury aspects of a character. Spartacus WILL destroy them, WILL rip their hearts out and show them the pulsating, bloody mess, and laugh while it does it. Spartacus will, as the last episode of the first series is so deliciously called, Kill Them All.

*happy sigh* God damn, but I love it.

The showrunner and creator, Steven S DeKnight, worked on Buffy and Angel so already I’m pretty fricking envious of him. He’s worked with Joss, peeps! Like, face to face and stuff! He probably has talked with him MORE THAN ONCE.

Anyhoo, I think there’s a definite Joss influence to Steven’s writing. That awesome Joss quote, where he says you don’t give audiences what they want, you give them what they need totally applies to Spartacus. We might wail and scream, tear our hair and ask why? Why did you kill off that character? Why are you going down that path with this character? WHY CAN’T THEY JUST ALL BE HAPPY AND FROLICK IN FIELDS WEARING SCANTY LOINCLOTHS AND GLISTENING OIL*??

But this isn’t what I need. What I need is for Spartacus to be misguided. For Gannicus to drink wine and shag chicks and shake his head at the future he know is coming. For Crassus to be a worthy foe for Spartacus, and to bring about his doom. It’s going to be horrible, but I know this season is going to end spectacularly well.

Thank you, Steven S DeKnight. You are the Shizz.

Check out Spartacus at
Starz website ~ Amazon.com ~ JB Hi-Fi


*This is a very happy place for me, peeps. Don’t believe me? Check out the pretty, pretty people in this show.

NB_Oh, and Spartacus is filmed in New Zealand with a high proportion of Australian actors. You have NO idea how freaked I was when I watched the first episode and heard the accent of my birth spill from these characters’ lips. It was seriously weird, peeps. And then they started with the swearing. Sheesh.

NBB_Also, Liam McIntyre, who plays Spartacus, is from Adelaide! I’m from Adelaide! I might have stood next to him at the footy, peeps!


  1. I haven’t seen this new series but was a huge fan of the original (with Lucy Lawless, etc.). Can’t wait for this to come out on Netflix!

    • Oh my golly, Leah, this last series has been phenom! Crassus as the ‘bad guy’ is da bomb, and the introduction of a young Julius Caeser is really promising…can’t wait to see how it all develops!

  2. I know everyone is going to die, but I love this show so damn much. I love that Argon and Nasir are guys in love and totally badass. I love that the show has equal-opportunity fanservice and that it’s so well written that in each season I always end up somehow hoping every character gets what they want, even though they want each other to die.

    It’s an awesome show, and I appreciate getting a moment to squee with you. Thanks. 🙂

    • I’m glad to share a squee with you too, Aundrea. It is an amazingly well written show, isn’t it? I do hope peeps give it a chance, and find out that it’s more than the himbo action piece it seems. I mean, it is that, but its got so much depth as well. Sigh. Gosh, I love it!

  3. Love, love, love the Spartacus series! Been watching it from the beginning.

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