“If you go to war, you are destined for great and unfortunate things.”  Sura to Spartacus

(watch ep 1 & 2 online)

Betrayed by his country. Beaten into slavery. Reborn as a warrior. Spartacus: Blood and Sand is a graphic and visceral account of Rome’s most famous gladiator. When he’s separated from the love of his life, Spartacus is forced into the gruesome and bloodthirsty arena, where a grisly death is primetime entertainment. Spartacus must fight for survival, befriend his enemies and play politics in this new world of corruption, violence, sex and fame. He’ll be seduced by power and tormented by vengeance. But his passion will give him the strength to prevail over every obstacle, in this modern and uninhibited tale of death, honor and endurance.

Spartacus: Blood and Sand is a show that will generate a lot of media hype because of the nudity and the violence but look beyond the hype and see what the show is about. Hope, survival, revenge, fear, hate and love; elements that make a great show. Yes there is nudity. Yes there is violence.