History Series / SpartacusBloodAndSand

21st Jun '16 5:30:40 AM MarcoPolo250
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A ''very'' graphic, ''very'' violent, ''very'' sweary, ''very'' sexually explicit Starz television series produced by Creator/SamRaimi, Rob Tapert and Steven [=DeKnight=]. It was initially picked up for 13 episodes and then got a second pick-up before even a single episode aired.

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A ''very'' graphic, ''very'' violent, ''very'' sweary, ''very'' sexually explicit Starz Creator/{{Starz}} television series produced by Creator/SamRaimi, Rob Tapert and Steven [=DeKnight=]. It was initially picked up for 13 episodes and then got a second pick-up before even a single episode aired.
4th Jun '16 7:47:42 AM ErikModi
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* ThatsWhatIWouldDo: Crassus sends a messenger to Roman commanders promising aid. However, [[spoiler:he sends him on a trail near Spartacus' camp. Spartacus kills the messenger, and uses it to track down and kill the other Roman commanders]]. When his son asks how he knew Spartacus would attack and not run, Crassus responds with this.

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* ThatsWhatIWouldDo: Crassus sends a messenger to Roman commanders promising aid. However, [[spoiler:he sends him on a trail near Spartacus' camp. Spartacus kills the messenger, and uses it to track down and kill the other Roman commanders]]. When his son asks how he knew Spartacus would attack and not run, Crassus responds with this. Spartacus also realizes what Crassus did after the fact, using the same reasoning. It's the first showing that Spartacus and Crassus are NotSoDifferent, both brilliant commanders willing to use deception and manipulation on the other.
3rd Jun '16 7:50:51 PM ErikModi
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* ForegoneConclusion

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* ForegoneConclusionForegoneConclusion: The Third Servile War ended in Roman victory.
3rd Jun '16 7:13:50 PM ErikModi
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** In a subtle way, everything that happens in this season informs things that happened in ''Blood and Sand''. Batiatus whoring out his gladiators to those richer and more influential was first suggested by Gaia, his rivalry with Selonius is explained, his FreudianExcuse for trying to climb beyond his station is explored, and the story of Gannicus informs why he took such risks to keep Spartacus in his ludus, looking for someone who was as capable a performer as the gladiator he was forced to let go.
3rd Jun '16 7:10:05 PM ErikModi
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* VillainProtagonist: Batiatus, the BigBad of ''Blood and Sand'', is front and center and only a bit less of a vile schemer. It works because his enemies are even bigger dicks.

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* VillainProtagonist: Batiatus, the BigBad of ''Blood and Sand'', is front and center and only a bit less of a vile schemer. It works because his enemies are even bigger dicks.dicks, and because the season is essentially his StartOfDarkness.
3rd Jun '16 6:48:53 PM ErikModi
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--> "'' [[IGaveMyWord A word I kept...]] [[ManipulativeBastard They're]] [[ExactWords reunited.]]"''

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--> "'' [[IGaveMyWord A My word I is kept...]] [[ManipulativeBastard They're]] [[ExactWords reunited.]]"''
3rd Jun '16 6:43:48 PM ErikModi
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** Inverted with Spartacus, who rarely, if ever, swears over the course ''of the entire series.''
3rd Jun '16 6:32:51 PM ErikModi
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The pilot episode is cruder than the rest of the series and trying much harder to be ''300''. The Getae look inhuman, similar to what ''300'' did with the Persians. This is never used in the show again.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The pilot episode is cruder than the rest of the series and trying much harder to be ''300''. The Getae look inhuman, similar to what ''300'' did with the Persians. This is never used in the show again. The first episode also feels rather rushed, as though there was an hour and a half of material, and rather than pad it out to two hours it was cut down to one. The pacing in all further episodes is much more fluid.
3rd Jun '16 6:25:03 PM ErikModi
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** Gannicus was a free man who joined the slave rebellion for his own reasons.
3rd Jun '16 6:05:03 PM ErikModi
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** Marcus Crassus (the Roman general who will become the ultimate nemesis of Spartacus and his men) gets mentioned several times by other characters.

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** Marcus Crassus (the Roman general who will become the ultimate nemesis of Spartacus and his men) gets mentioned several times by other characters.characters in the first season, and his cousin Lycinia is a prominent character.
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