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Spartacus: Blood and Sand


Thursday, December 16 2010

Top 10 TV Shows of 2010

In 2010, television brought us cops in Hawaii, bikers in California, British investigators and a different kind of situation at the Jersey shore.

Tuesday, September 28 2010

'Spartacus': There Will Be Blood, Lots of It

With all the slicing and cutting and loss of bodily fluids, Spartacus would seem to be a prime candidate for criticism about its excessive violence, but its stylized approach to violence makes for unconventional, provocative programming.

Friday, January 22 2010

Is 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' a Joke?

The new green-screened epic debuting on Starz may well go down as the TV series with more nudity, blood, and sex than any other in the history of television. It may also be the worst big budget series ever made.


Friday, April 16 2010

Lucy Lawless enjoys playing a society-climbing schemer in 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand'

"Spartacus: Blood and Sand" has been a breakout hit for Starz, giving the premium cable channel newfound cachet. Audiences have been drawn in by the

Wednesday, March 24 2010

No. 3 pay channel scores first original series hit with Roman slave saga

LOS ANGELES — There's no confusing Starz's "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" with Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." In the pay TV channel's adaptation of the tale of the

Friday, January 22 2010

'Spartacus: Blood and Sand'

LOS ANGELES — In titling its new series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," the Starz Network cannot be accused of false advertising. There is blood, and lots

Thursday, January 21 2010

'Caprica': a soapy sci-fi adventure

Debuting Friday night, "Caprica" is the much-anticipated prequel to "Battlestar Galactica," but it might share more in common with "Frankenstein" ... and "Gossip Girl." OK, that's

Monday, January 18 2010

'Spartacus: Blood and Sand,' premiering Friday on Starz

Well, it's not your father's "Spartacus." Nor, for that matter, your son's "300." The puzzling new-generation edition of "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," a Starz network original

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