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, we had a lovely June. July was, well, rainy and wet. But one month of sun isn’t too shabby, especially considering that I took my holidays in June and so …

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. Hopefully it won’t turn out to be the flu, cause that’d suck. Majorly. At the moment it feels like there is a slimy slug living in the back of my …

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 it really is October now. And autumn[2] or fall. Whatever, I’m all about embracing[3] the multitude of cultures. So happy Eid-ul-Fitr. And yes, that was yesterday[4] but still. Effort here. …

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 and I missed a header image with the last one. I may do a couple of header images over the next few days, then again I may not. Decisive amn’t …

Oh my gawd!

Do you know that I have watched no real telly so far this week. Okay, so I spent the long weekend watching nothing but House season one. But that was on dvd, so it doesn’t count. Apart from that I’ve watched the finale of this season’s Lost and the season …