Sunday, August 28, 2011

Spartacus: two swords up

If you like blood, lust, passion, vengeance, swords, elaborate costumes, sex, British, Scottish, Aussie and Kiwi accents, dry humor, nudity, whips, togas, CGI, John Hannah and Lucy Lawless, then you will love Starz's original cable series Spartacus: Blood and Sand. It contains all of these things in spades. My husband and I don't always agree on what is entertaining, but SpartacusBlood and Sand had us both hooked.  The second season of the series, called Spartacus: Vengeance, begins on Starz in January 2012.

Don't let the 3-inch platforms fool you.  John Hannah, as Quintus Batiatus (center), is one bad-ass Roman and Spartacus' biggest headache.