I'm sure I'd enjoy it much much more the second time around. Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed though the gates onto the sand. But fear not Gannicus is a much more interesting and fun character than Spartacus is any way. By now the obscene, yet rather odd, language is quite enjoyable and laughable where as in the first season I was not to favorable of it. Even their fighting styles are different. I've watched Gods of the Arena and Blood and Sand multiple times.
First Aired: January 21, 2011 A pre-Spartacus prequel about life in the House of Batiatus. The nudity, sex and goofy language is there just as it were in Blood and Sand, but I must admit I was not as put off by it as I was with the first season. The House of Batiatus is on the rise, basking in the glow of its infamous champion Gannicus, whose skill with a sword is matched only by his thirst for wine and women. . Without Whitfield, you have an above average production. The series follows the character Gannicus, the first gladiator representing Lentulus Batiatus to become Champion of Capua.
Gannicus was a great character to have and was not as annoying as Spartacus was in Blood and Sand. The discs play fine, but I'd rather have a plastic snap case. If you like sci-fi you might like a couple of space race shows. These are the times a young Batiatus has been waiting for. The House of Batiatus is on the rise, basking in the glow of its infamous champion Gannicus, whose skill with a sword is matched only by his thirst for wine and women. I spent a month on a space race binge. First I read Space by James A.
I devour fiction, especially fantasy and science fiction. With him, you had a great one. The main character is best described as a latter day rock star. This is adult entertainment at its best. He sadly died later and never returned.
If you like reading try some of my favorite fantasy and sci-fi authors: Richard Adams, Palo Bacigulupi, Suzanne Collins, Abe Evergreen, Diana Gabaldon, Hugh Howey, George Martin, Brandon Sanderson, John Scalzi, and Andy Weir. Loyalties will be tested, lives shattered, and battles waged in this thrilling prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand. The look and feel are unlike any other series I can recall except Rome, which is another great series. While Gannicus is flashy and flamboyant and often seems to be making his moves up as he fights. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena will explore its deadly history before the arrival of Spartacus, and the death he carried with him. I hope I've been helpful. In the backroom intrigues Batiatus gets help from his faithful and prudent wife Lucretia.
In the opener, a younger Batiatus is placed in command of his father's gladiator-training school, which leads him to use one of the most accomplished fighters to curry favor with a nobleman whom he hopes will finance the construction of a new arena. But to me this season speaks to the star power of Whitfield. The House of Batiatus has towered above the city of Capua for many years. I read that the blu ray release will contain extended episodes too much for tv as the first season did which is always a nice plus to have. Then I watched two movies, The Right Stuff 1983 and Apollo 13 1995 , and then two great series, From Earth to the Moon 1998 and The Astronauts Wives Club 2015. Spartacus is technically perfect and does everything by the book.
I enjoyed this miniseries to the fullest extent. Spartacus is he man you want to lead your army. So Spartacus does not show up in this season I don't believe. This series is set before the original season when Spartacus was captured. This is the time which young Batiatus was waiting, and now he is ready for power by any means to punish with anyone who gets in his way. I was told it was made to fill time as the original person who played Spartacus recovered from cancer.
Sorry for the bad pun I spent time with this second season, packaged as a prequel, because of the excellent reviews. The surprisingly good writing in this season and all the others makes the entire series much more than the hack and slash bare breasted extravaganza that I originally tuned in for. Gannicus is a long haired, smart assed death machine who you would only follow to the nearest bar or whore house. Gorgeous, often nude women in the Zena mold and plenty of blood and gore and that cool slow-mo effect put to good use in most if not all fighting scenes. This is the ultimate guy series. Gannicus is his moral opposite.