The classic tale of the Republic’s most infamous rebel comes alive in the graphic and visceral new series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand.
Torn from his homeland and the woman he loves, Spartacus is condemned to the brutal world of the arena where blood and death are primetime entertainment. But not all battles are fought upon the sands. Treachery, corruption, and the allure of sensual pleasures will constantly test Spartacus. To survive, he must become more than a man. More than a gladiator. He must become a legend.
I'm not ashamed to admit that I rented this show mainly for some dirty, nekkid hot men and the wickedness that should ensue from said naughty imagery. And Andy Whitfield does not disappoint in the title role of Spartacus. He is incredibly rugged and gorgeous, with a sexay bod and smoldering blue eyes. I'd follow him anywhere (sending a little prayer that he fights his cancer and goes into remission once and for all).
But...that's about the only good thing I've discovered so far. Granted, I've only seen 4 episodes, but I've found myself tweeting or reading or yawning and ignoring what's going on because I'm bored. I have no problem with the violence, but it's so repetitive. And there have been some nekkid sex scenes - even a m/m one which should have worked for me but nope, nothing - and they're not very sexy. There's no HEAT. The characters are mannequins. And no, I don't want to see John Hannah and Lucy Lawless going at it either. The only thing keeping me going is Andy, and totally for superficial reasons. I still have 3 more discs to go, and thankfully as the main character, I expect to see a lot more of him.
Has anyone else seen season 1 of Spartacus?
Does it get better?