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This review is from: Spartacus: Vengeance: Season 2 [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
I've not bought the blu-ray of season 2 yet but I will. I have the prequel and season 1. I'm a big fan and was devastated when I heard Andy Whitfield was ill and then died. He was perfect for this role. He was awesome. The new guy is doing ok. If he was the original Spartacus I'm thinking we'd all be saying he's awesome but Andy set such a high bar I don't think anybody could have matched or bettered him. Anyway. Season 2 in my opinion is a little different to season 1 for me. I liked seeing the gladiators being trained, fighting in the area and seeing the twisted plots unfold in the house of Batiatus. Now that season 2 is out in the open with so many different locatnions it's obviously not the same. However, season 2 has got better and better with each episode. Last Fridays.... I think episode 5... was the best episode yet! I was yelling OMG! and my girlfriend was screaming!!! really she was. When Ganacus comes back and enters the arena only to fight against....????? I was shocked! But there was so many other jaw dropping moments in this episode the 59 minutes(?) just flew by. I was mentally drained.... how often can you say that after watching a show?! It was like seeing Star Wars in 1977.... you left the theatre thinking 'wow... did I just see what I think I did....no way!' and then you'd talk to everybody you knew about it for weeks and weeks.... well my work colleagues will be getting an ear full tomorrow. This last episode was that good!
This show continues to amaze me. Half way through the season and the characters are all in place, the plots are thickening and you know the twists are coming too. I'm not a big fan of the new Navia either...the other girl was excellent.... but all in all...this second season delivers and delivers BIG. I highly recommend watching it.
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Initial post: Mar 1, 2012 6:23:57 AM PST
I got to say that this is an excellent review and yes this past episode was absolutely awesome and a jaw dropper. I believe the new guy is doing a great job, but like you said Andy put a very high bar. Spartacus Vengeance = 5 Star rating
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2012 10:03:17 AM PST
Dennis M. Roy says:
I don't get Starz, so it will be a while before I can watch this. However, I did get the "Blood & Sand" and "Gods of the Arena" DVD sets and loved them. One question, it's been a while since I watched these, was there some sort of summary/clip show episode (like they used to do with "Lost") to bring new viewers up to speed/refresh our memories of the intricate subplots that came before, or is it like a whole new show now that the gladiators are leading a slave revolution, with many main characters from the previous series having died?
Posted on Mar 27, 2012 4:00:38 AM PDT
Amanda Wright says:
Thanks for the spoiler!! Perhaps a warning before you put info about eps might be useful!!
I'm still planning to get season 2 but I wanted to enjoy the surprises...
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 27, 2012 12:39:31 PM PDT
Dennis M. Roy says:
Is this a spoiler, or merely a historical fact? Apparently, there are some people watching this series that either A) presume the story is entirely a work of fiction, or B) have never seen the classic Stanley Kubrick film version of Spartacus with Kirk Douglas...
Just so you know, Amanda, the Roman slave revolt happened over two thousand years ago. A little late to be a "spoiler" now. It's all out there on wikipedia -- might as well tell you that Spartacus dies in the end.
Posted on Apr 20, 2012 11:29:17 AM PDT
J. Taylor says:
After years of reality shows it's wonderful to see television make a comeback. Andy was great and set a presidence for the character but I doubt that he would have wanted to see the series end. There was a slow start with the show and 10 episodes simply weren't enough. It was great to see Gannicus return. Oenomaus was a man's man through and through. But LUCY LAWLESS walked away with the entire show. BRILLIANT!
Posted on Apr 26, 2012 7:36:49 PM PDT
T. Peterson says:
next time don't tell us what happens. I'm still going to purchase because I don't have Starz. Otherwise great review: I loved Ganacus.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 27, 2012 5:25:21 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 27, 2012 5:31:04 AM PDT
Sorry about that...I just read over my post and you're right, I gave away too much info. Season 2 is finished and if you haven't seen it yet obviously you should. It's as good as anything prior to this. Again, sorry about spoiling the plot. I've just edited my review and taken out some of the spoilers - I was sooooo carried away with it I just wrote what was on my mind without thinking LOL Jupiters c***!!! LOL
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 28, 2012 9:50:14 PM PDT
D. Shineman says:
aren't you just a sarcastic asshat!? she was commenting on the series plot line spoiler, not the historical references. But as a sarcastic asshat, you already knew that. Go pound sand, punk.
Posted on Nov 28, 2012 10:53:59 AM PST
with german language?
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