I know there used to be a thread on the first season. I don't recall if anyone spoke about the second season. So I'm bringing up the third series. Anyone watching it?
The writing is pretty good. Not only the story, but the dialogue is really good. I know some people are down on it because the original Spartacus actor (Andy Whitfield) passed away, but still, the writers and actors are doing a great job.
In the first few episodes I wasn't sure about it, something was off. But it really has captured my attention and I can't always predict how things are going to turn out.
The only thing that irks me a bit is that the actors look "clean". Hard to describe really but they don't look like they're living precariously in the woods off meager hunting. In the first season, even housed in the ludus, the gladiators looked like they were living hard.
If not evident from the above, I do recommend the series.
I enjoy the series. I agree that the first Spartacus was better. I was impressed at how good season 2 was considering it was a prequel. This season is pretty entertaining, and the only thing I don't care for is the CG blood; I just don't think it looks right. I felt the same way about Ninja Assassin.
I was looking foward Spartacus: Vengeance. But Netflix didn't stream this season. Now I have to figure out the best and cheapest way watch it. Luckily Game of Thrones is coming in about a week. That should be enough blood and boobs for a while.