Spartacus: Blood and Sand

spartacus blood and sand poster

I love historical movies and TV shows because they allow me to experience a time period I can only picture in my head. Added bonus if the historical movie/TV show in question is action-packed and bloody! So you can just imagine how thrilled I was when the hit TV show Spartacus: Blood and Sand finally hit Asia. Produced by Sam Raimi (the Evil Dead series, Spiderman), Robert Tapert (The Grudge), Steven DeKnight (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and Joshua Donen (The Quick and the Dead), Spartacus: Blood and Sand is the re-imagined story of the historical figure Spartacus.

Spartacus; Episode 102; Sacramentum Gladiatorum

According to Wikipedia, Spartacus is the “notable leader of the slaves in the Third Servile War, a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic. Little is known about Spartacus beyond the events of the war, and surviving historical accounts are sometimes contradictory and may not always be reliable.” The TV show will attempt to bridge the gap between historical records by reimagining Spartacus as a man who was betrayed by the Romans and forced to become a gladiator.

Spartacus; Episode 102; Sacramentum Gladiatorum

Back in the days of the Roman empire, the only form of entertainment was watching gladiators (essentially, slaves) battle it out to the death on the arena. Today, the audience of Spartacus: Blood and Sand will get to experience what it’s like to be a Roman spectator – except of course, nobody actually dies.

Spartacus:  Blood and Sand; Episode 110

Aside from all the blood and action, I’m also drawn by the fashion of this show. I love the vibrant fall colors and the simple patterns on the women’s gowns! They look like they just came straight off a runway.

Spartacus:  Blood and Sand; Episode 109

Spartacus 2010 Gallery

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Spartacus 2010 Gallery

The gold accessories are to die for, especially the headpiece to the left.

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Even the men are wearing such gorgeous tunics.

Spartacus:  Blood and Sand; Episode 112; Revelation

Spartacus; Shadow Games; Epsiode 105

Don’t miss out on this awesome TV show! Two new episodes of Spartacus: Blood and Sand will be airing every Saturday on MAX at 10 pm, beginning July 10, 2010. Oh, and don’t worry too much about the blood, gore, and sex, if you’re concerned by that sort of thing; the show has been appropriately sanitized for Asian audiences. Check out the schedule below.

July 10
10 pm: S01E01 – The Red Serpent
11 pm: S01E02 – Sacramentum Gladiatorum

July 17
10 pm: S01E03 – Legends
11 pm: S01E04 – The Thing in the Pit

July 24
10 pm: S01E05 – Shadow Games
11 pm: S01E06 – Delicate Things

July 31
10 pm: S01E07 – Great and Unfortunate Things
11 pm: S01E08 – Mark of the Brotherhood

August 7
10 pm: S01E09 – Whore
11 pm: S01E10 – Party Favors

August 14
10 pm: S01E11 – Old Woulds
11 pm: S01E12 – Revelations

August 15
10 pm: S01E13 – Kill Them All

One comment

  1. sunmom says:

    hubby was able to dl the 1st season of this and he really liked it. i can’t watch it ‘coz i’d have to protect our daughter everytime since the uncensored version has really has a lot of blood and sss…anyway, i believe season 2 will be a prequel to this, although work can’t be done yet coz the main character has some illness. but it’s definitely a must see!

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