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.

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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 got the benefit. And for […]

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 :). The details: The Guardian recently came out with a list of the top 50 television dramas. All you have to do is bold the ones you’ve watched in full (or close to), italics for […]

We all fall down

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there must be some taurus

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back to black

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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 finale of Bones and thats […]

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 case any of us had forgotten the crazy wackiness that goes on on Wisteria Lane. And so I would just like to say that I hate and despise Susan Mayer. She is just so pathetic […]