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Spartacus : Gods of the arena

First things first, this is an awesome show. Awesome! Anyone who says different is just plain wrong!

When I first started watching Spartacus : Blood and Sand I have to say that I wasn’t overly impressed. Obviously influenced by the style and look of 300 it seemed to be a show that existed only to show glossy violence and sex. And boy did it ever show that. But after the first few episodes it developed into a very enjoyable, almost addictive, show. But then its star was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and so film making was delayed as he underwent treatment. And so instead of a second season we got a prequel. Spartacus : gods of the arena. Don’t be fooled by that name in the title, this has no Spartacus as all, instead it tells the story of how John Hannah’s Lentulus Batiatus comes to run the family ludus, and how Crixus becomes a gladiator.

Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders

Well, that is the end of summer, August, and so Autumn is here. I don’t know if we can complain, […]

Bishops move diagonally. That’s why they often turn up where the kings don’t expect them to be

I’ve just been watching RTE’s Apparitions and to be honest, it just made me sad[1] I mean, I don’t know […]

this is going to be the most significant televisual event since Quantum Leap

My weekend; terrible rugby. No Grand Slam this year for us. But the telly watching was good, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, you need to watch it.

Everybody knows the captain lied

I hereby present a random collection of paragraphs all about stuff I’ve been up to; music, tv, exercise. Anyone would think I was busy or something.

If you can quote the rules, then you can obey them

Today I begin a new meme, and hereby order you all to partake. Even you Anne, with your abandoned blog […]

Yes we can!

I should get up off my arse and go pee. So America has a new president. Congrats all. Wish we […]

We all fall down

The first cold of 2009 has struck. And so soon after the last one of 2008! Life just isn’t fair. […]

there must be some taurus

Tis fair cold out today boys[1] Fair cold. Could even have done with a hat, gloves, and a scarf. Guess […]

back to black

Yes, I’ve gone back to the old theme. I’m not sure why. Couldn’t find a new one that I liked […]

Oh my gawd!

Do you know that I have watched no real telly so far this week. Okay, so I spent the long […]

Sometimes evil drives a minivan

Desperate Housewives made it back onto our screens last night. RTE even showed a special “catch-up” episode beforehand. Just in […]