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Old 01-28-2012, 12:42 AM   #1
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Spartacus: Vengeance (Spoilers)

Off to a good start but the new guy just isn't Spartacus for me yet.

Lucy Lawless is still hot, and her scar isn't so bad for someone that went crazy and was all alone.
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:06 AM   #2
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Lucy Lawless is still hot, and her scar isn't so bad for someone that went crazy and was all alone.
How could she have survived? The last we saw her, she was bleeding out. Now her wound's been tended to, and it had to have been tended to before they found her.

One thing I'm seriously missing are the training scenes in the luddus, and since House Batiatus is no more, I don't think we'll be seeing them anymore.

Holy cow, can the new Spartacus cry. I swear, you could barely see his eyes for the tears.

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Old 01-28-2012, 11:09 AM   #3
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Definitely off to a good start.
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:38 PM   #4
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The gore and violence was over the top in this episode...even for this series. But I'm sure things will settle a bit. Hopefully not too much.

Andy Whitfield will be missed. Nice that at the end they had a small tribute.

The new Spartacus was OK, and he doesn't have that Gladiator physique, but I'm not holding that against him.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:47 PM   #5
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The sex seemed to be amped up a bit too. Some of the scenes in the (you had me at) whorehouse were ... well, I'll just say it looked like a fun place.
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:34 AM   #6
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The new guy doesn't have Andy Whitfield's cockiness and arrogance yet but I'm willing to give him time to grow into the role.

Mira is one fine looking woman.
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:17 PM   #7
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Yep, I liked Andy better but maybe if the new guy had started with the series and been replaced by Andy we would be saying the same thing. I don't see where this is going. There seems to be factions, the Doctore doesn't want to join them. They have no Roman allies. They will probably have to raid villiages to feed the crowd making more enemies. Nat Turner was Friederich the Great compared to this guy.
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:53 PM   #8
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There seems to be factions, the Doctore doesn't want to join them.
Wikipedia has some interesting, possibly* spoilery information about the historical main characters.

Spartacus
Crixus
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Interesting so far is how they've tweaked Crixus's motivation for going to south Italy to make him more sympathetic.

*"Possibly" because who knows how much they're going to stick with even what little history we know...
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:59 PM   #9
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Wikipedia has some interesting, possibly* spoilery information about the historical main characters.

Spartacus
Crixus
"Doctore"

Interesting so far is how they've tweaked Crixus's motivation for going to south Italy to make him more sympathetic.

*"Possibly" because who knows how much they're going to stick with even what little history we know...
Interesting. I didn't think at all that Crixus and Doctore were based on real people.
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:12 PM   #10
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It was ok, I'm glad I didn't watch the second season so it goes right into where I left off.
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:25 PM   #11
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It was ok, I'm glad I didn't watch the second season so it goes right into where I left off.
This IS the second season...

(There was a prequel mini-series between the first and second seasons.)
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:13 PM   #12
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Wikipedia has some interesting, possibly* spoilery information about the historical main characters.
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I think it's interesting that there seems to be some historical doubt over Spartacus' actual fate. This leaves the door open for them letting him survive in the show and go underground, just like we saw Caesarion live at the end of Rome.

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Old 01-30-2012, 12:15 PM   #13
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What an a-hole Glaber is, not only does his wife have to live in the house where a massacre took place, she's got to look after a deranged Lucretia. You have to think she'll get her wits back at some point and then the fun begins.

Seppius - Seppia appear headed to a Caligula-Drusilla situation

The whorehouse has alot of 'modern' implements.
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:20 PM   #14
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What an a-hole Glaber is, not only does his wife have to live in the house where a massacre took place, she's got to look after a deranged Lucretia. You have to think she'll get her wits back at some point and then the fun begins.

Seppius - Seppia appear headed to a Caligula-Drusilla situation

The whorehouse has alot of 'modern' implements.
I still think of Glaber as Darken Rahl (the character the actor played on "Legend of the Seeker").

I'm glad the series is back! RIP Andy.
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:55 PM   #15
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What an a-hole Glaber is, not only does his wife have to live in the house where a massacre took place, she's got to look after a deranged Lucretia. You have to think she'll get her wits back at some point and then the fun begins.
Do you blame him? He knows his wife well, she made her own bed there. Not that Glaber ISN'T an a-hole, he couldn't be near as bad as Batiatus. Maybe.

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Glaber only married her to rise in the ranks. I don't think he loves her.
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The sex seemed to be amped up a bit too. Some of the scenes in the (you had me at) whorehouse were ... well, I'll just say it looked like a fun place.
Now, not only can one warn that you will go blind, but you might end up with a sword through your neck.
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:13 AM   #18
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Do you blame him? He knows his wife well, she made her own bed there. Not that Glaber ISN'T an a-hole, he couldn't be near as bad as Batiatus. Maybe.

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At least Batiatus was sometimes a funny a-hole.
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:37 PM   #19
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Good episode for week 2! I'm glad to see flashbacks are still a big part of this show. Good to see Papa Batiatus and the young Onabadassamanious origin story.

Plenty of blood, plenty of boobs.
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The sex seemed to be amped up a bit too....
Wasn't much different than S1...
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If Spartacus would have just helped Crixus instead of watching the fight from the other side of the gate all the legionnaires would have been dead.
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If Spartacus would have just helped Crixus instead of watching the fight from the other side of the gate all the legionnaires would have been dead.
But now we get weeks of Naevia trying to rescue Crixus instead of Crixus trying to rescue Naevia!
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What did I miss when Glaber's nemesis' men did not show up at the arena?
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^^ They were already out chasing Spartacus, except they don't have a clue where he is. Glaber's men were supposed to be there to provide some pomp, but he did have a clue so sent them to the mines instead without telling anyone.
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Not liking the new Nevia much. The wide eyed and horrified look gets old.
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Not liking the new Nevia much. The wide eyed and horrified look gets old.
Not to mention what a friggin' liability she's been!
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:03 PM   #28
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I'm finally caught up. I have to say that the new guy hasn't really owned the part yet. I sometimes still think "Who's that guy?" when he shows up in a scene.

New Naevia not only isn't as pretty as the old one but she's also a wimp. At least we won't hear Crixus continually whining about her absence any more.

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I have to say that the new guy hasn't really owned the part yet. I sometimes still think "Who's that guy?" when he shows up in a scene.
What really struck me was how he doesn't move like a fighter. In one scene the group was startled and Crixus snapped into a fighting stance while "Spartacus" stood there. He acts with his face and not his body.
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Jeez. Another episode and Crixus is still whining. Now he's got Naevia back but she's miserable so now he's miserable. Crixus, the p-whipped gladiator.
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