It should have been titled,"Spartacus: Blood, Sand and Boobies"! Oh my!!! So we heard about this tv series via some friends....and they had mentioned how great the series would be. My husband and I began watching the first season last week and it was great. If you are not easily offended, it is for you. There is a lot of NAKED-ness in the series, mostly topless women but also scenes of passion. Ladies, there is a lot of eye-candy for you too! It will ignite your marriage for sure....lol.
Spartacus is a series of passion, love, determination, struggle, suffering, and prosperity. The many struggles that the main character goes through and overcomes is plain out inspiring. It is poor man vs. society. It is slave vs. master. It is many things. We finished watching the series today and I am looking forward to the next one already. We are hooked. The series takes place in Roman Times where men where used like animals to fight battles as a form of entertainment. In times where women were slaves and used for pleasing men. In a time where GODS controlled nature and humans had to sacrifice.
Andy Whitfield plays Spartacus and is the main character who is married to Sura....his love for her is what attracted me to the series. He is completely devoted. Does love like that still exist?? YES!
What is sad about watching the series is that in real life, Andy Whitfield died of cancer. He had beat cancer before but it had returned during the second season of Spartacus. He struggled for 18 months and passed away leaving his wife. I just can't believe it, he is such a great actor!!!
Overall, I give the series 4 1/2 stars out of 5. They could have gone with less blood!! lol!!