Spartacus: Vengeance (Spoilers)

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  1. Jan 28, 2012 #1 of 103
    zordude

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    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.
     
  2. Jan 28, 2012 #2 of 103
    gchance

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    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.

    Greg
     
  3. Jan 28, 2012 #3 of 103
    heySkippy

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    Definitely off to a good start.
     
  4. Jan 28, 2012 #4 of 103
    gossamer88

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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. :D

    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.
     
  5. Jan 28, 2012 #5 of 103
    heySkippy

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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. ;)
     
  6. Jan 29, 2012 #6 of 103
    cheesesteak

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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.
     
  7. Jan 29, 2012 #7 of 103
    sieglinde

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    Yep, I liked Andy better but maybe if the new guy had started with the series and been replaced by Andy we would be saying the same thing.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.
     
  8. Jan 29, 2012 #8 of 103
    Rob Helmerichs

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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...
     
  9. Jan 29, 2012 #9 of 103
    cheesesteak

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    Interesting. I didn't think at all that Crixus and Doctore were based on real people.
     
  10. Jan 29, 2012 #10 of 103
    Fl_Gulfer

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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.
     
  11. Jan 29, 2012 #11 of 103
    Rob Helmerichs

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    This IS the second season...

    (There was a prequel mini-series between the first and second seasons.)
     
  12. Jan 30, 2012 #12 of 103
    jschuur

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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.
     
  13. Jan 30, 2012 #13 of 103
    Ment

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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 :eek:

    The whorehouse has alot of 'modern' implements. :D
     
  14. Jan 30, 2012 #14 of 103
    danterner

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    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.
     
  15. Jan 30, 2012 #15 of 103
    gchance

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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. :)

    Greg
     
  16. Jan 30, 2012 #16 of 103
    gossamer88

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    Glaber only married her to rise in the ranks. I don't think he loves her.
     
  17. Jan 30, 2012 #17 of 103
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    Now, not only can one warn that you will go blind, but you might end up with a sword through your neck.
     
  18. Jan 31, 2012 #18 of 103
    cheesesteak

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    At least Batiatus was sometimes a funny a-hole.
     
  19. Feb 4, 2012 #19 of 103
    heySkippy

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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. :D
     
  20. Feb 4, 2012 #20 of 103
    Bierboy

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    Wasn't much different than S1...
     

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