Mola_Ram wrote:The new main villain is excellent. Very likeable which is perfect.
Sam Raimi's Spartacus • Page 19
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magicpanda 14,517 posts
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Psychotext wrote:Yup, I was grinning like a loon through most of that
It's still got it.
Good to have it back on, there really is nothing like it.
Yep. Nowhere else gives you the blood, the gore and the Gannicus four ways!
Am liking this a lot already.
Syrette 47,723 posts
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Great start, still got Caeser to come too.
Charlie_Miso 1,191 posts
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Looks like we're going out with all guns blazing. Great ep.
Edited by Charlie_Miso at 05:02:35 29-01-2013
I swore that after the utter shitfest that was Spartacus: Vengeance I wouldn't watch this new series, but positive comments here regarding the first episode have piqued my interest. So, two questions:
a) Is this new series (so far!) a vast improvement on the last series in terms of writing and characters?
b) Has Liam's acting improved at all (unlikely I know, but I can hope)
If you thought vengeance was an "utter shitfest", then, er, maybe you shouldn't keep watching.
Also, go to a doctor to get your tongue checked out. It sounds like you have no taste.
Decent first episode, Crassus looks like a pretty well rounded 'villain'. His bird also reminds me of Alithya, which is a bonus.
glaeken 11,769 posts
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This starts on Sky on the 11th of Feb apparently.
TheRealBadabing 1,589 posts
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In fairness, most dads would like to kill 10% of their childrens' friends.
Fucking AWESOME new episode. My god, I wish this wasn't ending soon.
I also want that sneaky bastard Ceasar to die, but I know he's not going to.
RMXtreme 3,145 posts
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Is no-one watching this show any more or something? Best show on television at the moment.
Literally just stopped watching the new episode. Utterly brilliant.
Okay, I'll bite: a question for those who loved Blood & Sand but disliked Vengeance - is this new series on a par with Blood & Sand or more along the lines of Vengeance (which I wasn't a fan of)?
And has Liam's acting improved at all?
well its going to be more like vengeance isn't it.
They're not in the arena and Liam is Liam. Andy wasn't great either but they're both passable.
Really enjoyed this weeks; was a bit fucking dark mind.
Never trust a pirate or your slightly rapey son.
Savatage 38 posts
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@RobAnybody I'm enjoying it far more than Vengeance so far - the house of Batiatus storyline has been finally laid to rest and this series is entirely focused on the slave rebellion clashing with Marcus Crassus and his Roman army, and is all the better for it.
Great episode. Can't believe I was almost starting to like Tiberius!
If you didn't like Vengeance there's something wrong with you. I mean... acting? You watch this for acting? ;p
Anyway, I can't really compare the two, as they're actually fairly different. Vengeance was trashy fun with some fantastically evil villains, but at times this season almost feels... deep! Complex!
There's a lot of shades of grey and twisted morality going around, and the villains aren't really all that villainous. Well, not on the levels of Glaber and Ashur at least.
One sore spot for me is Naevia (however you spell her name). She has one note - REALLY ANGRY - and plays it almost constantly. It doesn't feel like a natural progression from how she was like last season. And it's a bit annoying.
Edited by Mola_Ram at 11:26:41 04-03-2013
Yeah I hope she is offed soon. She's a bit too 'devil on the shoulder' whispering horseshit to Crixus.
I hope she dies in a fire, episode 5 was great though.
Edited by Trane at 21:58:16 04-03-2013
Whizzo 44,699 posts
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She's been bonkers since they rescued her from the mines.
Question: where is Spartacus's army? Doesn't he have like 10,000 troops or something?
I understand that they probably can't show much of it on account of budget, but where exactly are they and what are they doing? Every time there's a fight it just seems like there's only the main characters there.
@Mola_Ram I think the final battle has been glimpsed in a few trailers and they are there.
Guess budget means they have to hold back.
I see Caesar is hung like a kitten then. Chicken.
WTF happened with Caeser, am I being an idiot or did the actor suddenly change?
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