I remember when I saw the first episode of Spartacus. Wow! is all I can say. The blood, the guts, the heads flying from one side of the arena to the other. I mean, this isn’t for the faint of heart, you guys. So be sure that’s your thing before you start watching. I mean, I didn’t even know something like that was my thing.
It’s crazy what those folks considered entertainment back in the day. You fought till the death in the arena. So if you were a fighter and still breathing each day, you were considered pretty darn good because you have to keep fighting until one of you ends up with a gruesome death. There’s no other way around it. Those are just the rules.
And I love the storyline, but you’d have to watch the series from Episode 1 to even begin to understand what is going on.
GANNICUS deserves an area all to himself. All he has to do is stand there and look pretty and all is right with the world.
Gannicus, Gannicus, Gannicus. What can I say about Gannicus? I remember when I first saw Gannicus. It was love at first sight. I remember it as clear as day—a new top-notch fighter who had never been beaten in the arena, was being introduced for the first time. And BOY did he make an entrance. My heart was all aflutter. I was like, who or what is THAT bit of goodness walking across the arena there? I never knew they made ’em like him anymore. And, there, my love affair began.
THE ONE AND ONLY
Oh, how I miss the original. Don’t get me wrong—the replacement Spartacus is doing a fantabulous job and I’m digging him, too. But I miss the original Spartacus something terribly.
THE BAD GUYS
What can I say about the bad guys? As much as I don’t like them, I love them and didn’t want them to be killed off so soon in the series. All of them fabulous actors.
Need I say more? Each girl’s personality fits her perfectly.
So, if you have nothing else to do today, download every episode of the Spartacus series from numbers one through the present, watch and enjoy them—but only if you can stomach the R-rated content.
Take-Away Life Lesson: Find a time machine to transport oneself back to the year 79 B.C. to ‘holla’ at Gannicus. O-kaaay!
(Pics taken from www.starz.com/originals/spartacus)