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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lust, Life and Love in the Ludus,
So many revelations come to us while watching this series. Batiatus and Lucretia, while still rather despicable characters, display the human struggle to which we all fall prey. There are family squabbles Roman-style, inlaw situations, fertility issues, family business problems. Here we are enticed to feel some of the angst Batiatus has trying to be "the good son", to equal if not outdo his father's success. His marriage to Lucretia against his father's wishes is a thorn in his side. However, it is not his wife who causes him this pain. Lucretia while scheming, arrogant and sometimes cruel will support her man to the very end....and she does! Watching this family's dynamic is like watching a reality show today...mesmerising!
Perhaps, some wonder if the lack of the character of Spartacus himself would not weaken this series...absolutely not! In the footsteps of all those gladiators before and after him, Gannicus too takes up the sword. Excellently played by Dustin Clare, Gannicus gives us everything we hope for in a hero. He is physically awesome, easy on the eye and an in-depth, fully-rounded character in his own right. Gannicus is perhaps a conglomerate of all gladiators and in his plight we can follow that track on which they are proplelled by fate. To train, to fight, to live for the glory and blood and agony of the arena, that was the life of a gladiator. Few were given their freedom at the end of a glorious career. For most, it was a gift just to see another sunrise, to touch the soft skin of an erstwhile lover one more time, to take one more breath before the roar of the ravenous crowds engulfed them.
They are all here, Naevia, Oenomanus, Barca, the beloved Crixus etc. to draw us back into the thick air of the ludus, to lure us into the orgies and outright sinful fun of the house of Batiatus. New characters too, all insatiable in their own ways, rivet us to the screen, leave us longing to walk the rowdy streets of Capua beside them, to peek into their windows and out from under their beds....longing to be a part of the scene that was the Roman Empire.
Watch it....if you loved Spartacus, chances are you will get lost in this series too. Fantastic fun!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Show,
This review is from: Spartacus: Gods of the Arena [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)What a great show, I can not wait until season 2 of Spartacus in 2012! If you like blood sex and violence in one package get this series. Spartacus Blood and sand in my opinion was better but this was a great series to keep people satisfied while they found a new actor for Spartacus.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent series with no holds barred.,
4.0 out of 5 stars A good prelude,
4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD WAY TO SPEND A RAINY DAY,
YES THERE IS BLOOD AND GORE BUT NOT OVER KILL SINCE IT IS ABOUT GLADIATORS. WHILE LIBERTIES ARE TAKEN REGARDING LIFE IN ROMAN ETC. IT STILL IS A WHILEWHILE PURCHASE
5.0 out of 5 stars Très bonne mini série,
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome,
This review is from: Spartacus: Gods of the Arena [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)Gods of the arena is absolutely fantastic!!! Gannicus is a great addition to the show, and Crixus and Oenomaeus are excellent
5.0 out of 5 stars Spartacus,
5.0 out of 5 stars THE SECOND BEST IF NOT THE BEST OF ALL THE SPARTACUS SEASONS!!!!,
IN MY OPINION THE BEST OR SECOND BEST OF ALL THE SEASONS. HOPEFULLY THE CREATORS WILL COME UP WITH SPIN OFFS AND DELIGHT US WITH MORE GANNICUS ;)
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spartacus: Gods of the Arena [Blu-ray],
This review is from: Spartacus: Gods of the Arena [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)Supper good and worth watching! The only down side is there is only six episodes and not more. Can't wait for the next season to come out on Blue Ray!
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Spartacus: Gods of the Arena [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray - 2011)
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