Top 35 Shows of 2013: No 15 Spartacus: War of the Damned

Spartacus. That is not my name. I shall finally hear it again. Given voice by loving wife.

Oh this great show how I miss your exaggerated approach to storytelling, everything in Spartacuswas overblown at times, the ridiculously bloody violence, the orgies, the constant screams of ” Jupiter’s cock!”

Everything was in excess in this show because Spartacus was about life and death and all those precious moments in-between really mattered to the characters for they could always be their last.

Spartacus always pulled of the fantastic action scenes with intimate character moments, we got to see these characters grow, fight among each other, fall in love, fight for that love and it was at times incredibly hard watching the final season because of the weight of history. History told us already that the rebellion would ultimately fail, that the characters we love would be slaughtered and that there was no chance of hope.

Yet the show refused to end in complete despair, even when those we loved died on the battlefield they allowed a few to survive and Agron along with Nasir led those people through the mountains and allowed the legend of Spartacus to live on.

Favourite Episodes:  Blood Brothers / Victory

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