My flailing over the initial gratuitous sex in Game of Thrones led to discussion about HBO's finer gratuitous offerings. A friend tried to convince me to try True Blood again - and I did try - but, until Sookie and Bill are properly disappeared, I can't handle it.
Thus, thoughts turned to the other suggestion: Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Good thing I have friends to show me the error of my ways! We liked the characters and intrigue of Game of Thrones and I liked the visuals of 300, so why shouldn't we give this a chance?
|Somebody needs a hug.|
Speaking of bad guys, that is one of the ways I judge good writing. As in, how well the detestable characters are written. None of these let me down. Characters I could love to hate, and better still, evil characters who kept you guessing at what they might do next.
amusing behind-the-scenes extras. Gladiators squealing like little girls never gets old.
Sadly, Andy Whitfield won't be returning for the next season, Vengeance. Much credit to STARZ for showing such integrity in waiting for their star to recover. I can only assume they would have put that much integrity in searching for his replacement when he gave them leave. It won't be the same, but knowing that Liam McIntyre has Andy Whitfield's blessing should help with the transition.
January 2012 is so very far away...