Happy Wine Wednesday - and happy birthday to me! I knew this episode was being published on my birthday, so I wanted to discuss the pilot of one of my favorite series of all time - Spartacus.
Candi is back and she very aptly notes that I spend a lot of time thinking about the Roman Empire. This time around we are talking gladiators and slave rebellions in this series centered on its namesake, who was brilliantly portrayed by both Andy Whitfield and Liam McIntyre.
As we did with our discussion about the Rome pilot, I sprinkle in a few historical pointers here and there. And as always, we talk character introductions, what worked well in the pilot, and we tell you why you should continue on with the series. We celebrate Spartacus for giving us complicated, messy female characters. We also salute the fight choreography and Andy Whitfield's brilliant ability to make Spartacus's strength and fighting ability completely believable despite not being the most towering figure.
Friendly reminder - we drink, we know things, we use adult language, and we have a great time.
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Thank you for listening!