Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Spartacus: Blood and Nudity

So which one of you guys told me to watch Spartacus: Blood and Sand? You son of a bitch.

I was all, hey, we should check that out, the other night when there was nothing on. So the Beefcake and I got up our old Netflix on the Wii and clicked on the pilot. And two nights later I'm on episode 9.

There is a lot of equal opportunity nudity on this show. Did women in ancient Rome just run around with their boobs hanging out? But I'm not sure this show is for the dudes. I think the boobs are just thrown in to appease them while the women ogle the peni. Because man is there penis on this show. I especially loved the episode where the two male gladiators wrestled naked on the floor, their dicks just whapping away on each other's legs. I immediately started imagining what that must have been like first when both actors read the script, then when they had to stop on set during their naked fight so the gaffer could tilt a light another degree. Now that is behind-the-scenes footage I'd like to see.

But despite the fact that even the ugly dudes on this show are kind of hot, I did not watch a marathon of episodes just for the naked hotness.

And while we're at it, did anybody else really wish they could just run along the row of standing naked gladiators and smack their asses from one side to the other? Just me? Okay.

Okay so my point. It's really awesome. Forget the nudity, if you can, and the ridiculous violence, which is awesome, this is a story about a badass dude who has all kinds of crazy complications and desires and shit. This is basically what Rome would have been if there had been less talking and more killing and nudity, which is actually saying a lot because there was a shitload of killing and nudity.

Anyhow I really like it.


  1. It was probably me telling you to check it out. I now consider it my mission in life to expose as many people as possible to this show!

    The end of the first season is simply awesome!!

    Speaking of which, you should try and check out the british show Luther if you can track it down. Just had a great finish to its first season also.

  2. I love this show! I watched the pilot because I didn't want to go to bed and there wasn't anything else on. It became my Monday night guilty little pleasure.

  3. Very much enjoyed this show. It's "300" styled action with great actors and a great story.

    Someday I want to write conniving douche bags like that.

    Sadly Spartacus, Andy Whitfield, has cancer so the second season is very much in doubt.


  4. Good news on that end. Of course as soon as I started really getting into the show I started looking for info on season 2, and Andy Whitfield has just been declared cancer free. He'll resume training in October to prepare for season 2. YAY!

  5. That is awesome! I had not heard that. That is great news for him and his family.

    Make sure to post when you are finished with the series so we discuss.


  6. Stacy P.6:09 PM

    Could you give us an update on your screenwriting job? You've got a lot of readers wondering what's going on.

    Thank you!!!

  7. Do I? Oh my. Okay, I'll whip something up.

  8. I'll watch hot naked men fighting. I'll ALWAYS watch hot naked men fighting.

  9. You're all clearly suffering some form of mass dementia, as nobody wants to see period stories.

    Multiple producers have explained this to me, so clearly it's true.

    So stop watching that stuff.

  10. Period histories are so overrated, so nobody wants to see that crap, sad but true.

  11. Anonymous11:21 AM

    Sadly, Andy Whitfield's cancer returned and he passed away in 2011.


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