re: TV SHOW discussion thread (NO FUCKING SPOILERS please)
I've never seen a show improve so quickly as Spartacus - it began as a 300 type generic violence deal and became an engrossing character driven journey with great plotting and excellent twists and turns. The violence would have been more effective at times if left to the imagination as it was sometimes very cartoonish and hard to take seriously.
yeah, the first 2 eps were very...bad, I guess. although I felt the violence in the season finale was warranted. it's just a shame the main character is being re-cast due to cancer. pity for him, as I think he was doing a solid job and it'll be jarring with a new actor in place.