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    Quote Originally Posted by BCI Guy View Post
    I thought Episode 6 was by far the best of the series.

    In this one episode they pulled all these disparate threads together in a clever way to set things up for everyone rallying around a revolt against Batiatus.

    And thank god they've toned down the slo-mo and blood spray. I thought both were overused to the point of distraction - especially in the first episode.
    I recommend to folks that they either ignore the first episode or take it with a pinch of salt.
    I agree the amount of slow mo was just about enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eamon View Post
    I recommend to folks that they either ignore the first episode or take it with a pinch of salt.
    I agree the amount of slow mo was just about enough.
    Not a bed recommendation. There really isn't enough plot development in the first episode that you'd be lost in any way if you started with the 2nd.

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    I felt sorry for the gay couple in this last episode. I hope that kid finds out that his BF didn't just leave him and avenges him!

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    There was a nasty looking dude eyeing him up last week so I fear for what may happen to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCI Guy View Post
    Not a bed recommendation. There really isn't enough plot development in the first episode that you'd be lost in any way if you started with the 2nd.
    Yup about the only thing you will be lost on is Spartacus contempt for Claudius Glaber, but by the end of Episode 2 they have done enough for you to understand.

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    There was a nasty looking dude eyeing him up last week so I fear for what may happen to him.
    I thought the same thing as well
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    Which dude? I didn't catch that

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    Latest episode was great!

    I keep recommending this show to people, and give them the warning that the 1st 4 episodes are kinda slow, but then it really starts to pick up.
    This space for rent, apparently.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan View Post
    Which dude? I didn't catch that
    In Episode 5 when they are embracing you will see a guy looking at them. Not sure what his character name is as I do not pay attention much to the other gladiators outside the main set
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    He had Zinedine Zidane vibe!
    ie. shaved head, French and scary looking.
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    Zidane is hot!

    I just found that part on Netflix, and the look he had was very ambiguous. His intentions might be bad or "bad". Hope we find out soon.

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    I just started watching it. I had seen a clip of it and wasn't impressed, however it was recommended that I give it another shot. So here goes:

    I just finished Epi 2 and so far its okay. I'm not exactly a huge fan of the crude language. Sometimes I feel it sounds more like bad porn dialogue, than that of a epic series. I just feel like its a little overdone. Okay, I get it, you can say ****, **** and **** (all words I cannot use on the org) on tv.

    At the moment, the only thing that has made me want to watch more is the great stylized visuals, Lucy Lawless, and the half naked/fully nude hot men running around.

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    After watching the last two episodes I would like to say that Batiatus is such an ***hole!! I cannot wait till Spartacus gets his hands on him and finds out he was behind what happened to his wife.

    And was anyone else cheering when Spartacus avenged Petras, that was GREAT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan View Post
    I felt sorry for the gay couple in this last episode. I hope that kid finds out that his BF didn't just leave him and avenges him!
    I could have sworn when they first introduced those two they said the young one was the other guy's son. That's why i was disgusted when i saw them having sex. I'm guessing i misheard them?
    I watched the first 5 episodes but we only had the starz, etc channels for 3 months and it ran out before the 6th. It wasn't bad. I have to agree somewhat with sonofblaine. I like nudity (female nudity anyways) but even I get a little bored with it when its constant. Though I don't think it was overdone here and it is realistic of the times the show takes place in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Breaker View Post
    At the moment, the only thing that has made me want to watch more is the great stylized visuals, Lucy Lawless, and the half naked/fully nude hot men running around.
    And there's plenty more of that to come!


    Haven't watched the latest one I have to ignoring other post till i do!
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    Quote Originally Posted by markatisu View Post
    After watching the last two episodes I would like to say that Batiatus is such an ***hole!! I cannot wait till Spartacus gets his hands on him and finds out he was behind what happened to his wife.

    And was anyone else cheering when Spartacus avenged Petras, that was GREAT!
    I hope Doctore continues his investigation and finds out the truth about Barca. I was also glad when Spartacus killed that "Zidane guy" - he deserved it, but not nearly as much as some other guys. I guess the season finale will have the truth come out and result in a big vengeance extravaganza

    Quote Originally Posted by wolf-manj View Post
    I could have sworn when they first introduced those two they said the young one was the other guy's son. That's why i was disgusted when i saw them having sex. I'm guessing i misheard them?
    I think you misheard that. I don't remember hearing it. That would be disturbing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan View Post

    I think you misheard that. I don't remember hearing it. That would be disturbing
    I should hope so. Though I don't doubt that it may have happened in some places at that time, still disturbing.

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    Sad news, the 2nd season is going to be delayed because the star is fighting cancer

    'Spartacus' delayed as star Andy Whitfield undergoes cancer treatment

    Sad news: Andy Whitfield, who’s currently starring in the Starz drama Spartacus: Blood and Sand, has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and will begin treatment immediately in New Zealand. As a result, production on the second season of Spartacus — which was scheduled to get underway later this month — has been delayed.

    Whitfield’s cancer was detected early and his prognosis is good. “I’m receiving excellent care, and am feeling strong, positive and determined with an army of support behind me,” said Whitfield in a statement.

    “Our thoughts and prayers are with Andy,” said Starz president Chris Albrecht. “His health, of course, is our primary concern. He has our complete support during this difficult time.”
    On the bright side Episodes 8 and 9 have been leaked on the internet and omg they are great
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    This is sad news

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    Quote Originally Posted by markatisu View Post
    Sad news, the 2nd season is going to be delayed because the star is fighting cancer



    On the bright side Episodes 8 and 9 have been leaked on the internet and omg they are great
    that sucks

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    Wow! Poor dude!

    Hard to imagine such a healthy looking dude getting something like that!
    Of course there's Patrick Swayze.

    Fingers crossed catching it early will sort him out!

    Latest episode was rockin I thought. I like what they are starting to do with Spartacus himself. Is he beliveing himself to be favoured by the gods?
    Loved his armour too!
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    After seeing the last two episodes (8 & 9) I just want to choke Claudius Glaber's wife, and the end of Episode 9 "*****"
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    I'm shocked at hearing the news. The guy looks so great and healthy. Goes to show you that cancer can hit anybody. I hope he gets well and recovers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markatisu View Post
    After seeing the last two episodes (8 & 9) I just want to choke Claudius Glaber's wife, and the end of Episode 9 "*****"
    Not on episode 9 yet but she's definitely trouble that one!
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    Just saw my first episode the other night with episode 6 I think it was, and I'm already hooked. Doesn't seem as slow and uninteresting as Rome was.

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    Just catching this thread. I started watching spartacus on netflix. It took until the gladiator fight at the end of the 1st episode to get my attention. Im really loving this show. Every friday just irritates me cause i have to wait another week to see the next episode.

    This show isnt for everyone but its like it was made for me. But i tihnk it could use just a tad bit more violence. By that i mean more matches in the arena other than just spartacus'.

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