Ok, I’ll admit it. I watched the entire first season of this show and when it first started off I thought to myself “wow…those effects aren’t very good. In fact, they kinda suck.” But a few minutes later I realized I was missing the point.
After watching through a single episode of this series, it should become pretty obvious that the producers (Starz) don’t really care if the effects aren’t the greatest. Actually, it seems like they revel in it. Yeah, it doesn’t look anything like what would happen with blood spatter if you gashed someone with a sword but, my word, there’s a FOUNTAIN of platelets shooting out of that guy and…wait…was that boobs?
Yeah…that WAS boobs! And swords! And Blood! And OMG MOAR BOOBS!!
Wait. Was that a guy’s dingaling? OOOOH! BOOBS!
So that’s pretty much what the first season of Spartacus (Titled “Blood and Sand”) was. Swords, blood and boobies and I’m sorry, I don’t care where you come from, that’s a combination that can never be beat…unless the swords were chainsaws…with boobs on them…but then it would just be a little silly.
The first season of Spartacus follows the rise of the legendary gladiator from military man to slave to arena combatant and all the way through to the point where he…I’ll let you watch and figure that out on your own.
I know, I know. You’re thinking “well, now I know he dies!”
But does he?
WATCH IT AND FIND OUT!
So the second season, which is a prequel to the first, has just started up and I’ve watched the first episode. I was very impressed. So impressed, in fact, that I’m going to plop down on the couch and watch the second one RIIIIIGHT now…
More to come!