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Old 02-12-10, 02:08 PM
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Spartacus: Blood and Sand -- "The Thing in the Pit" -- 02/12/10

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Spartacus' disgrace at surrendering to Crixus leads Batiatus to punish him by forcing the Thracian to fight mano a mano in the "pits of the underworld," a hellish, vicious subterranean arena where anything goes. Meanwhile, when the slave girl Naevia rejects Crixus' gift, he misunderstands the reason for her refusal.


This and Smallville appear to be the only original scripted shows tonight. Even Caprica is taking a week off.
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Re: Spartacus: Blood and Sand -- "The Thing in the Pit" -- 02/12/10

I still have to watch last week's episode -- may make it a double-header tonight.
Old 02-14-10, 01:49 AM
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Re: Spartacus: Blood and Sand -- "The Thing in the Pit" -- 02/12/10

That was the first episode where I wasn't checking the clock.

The fights in the pits were bad ass
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Re: Spartacus: Blood and Sand -- "The Thing in the Pit" -- 02/12/10

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The fights in the Thunder Dome were bad ass
FYP

They even had a dude wearing funny looking jewelry playing Tina Turner.

Def the best episode of the series so far. Although Spartacus' constant pining away for his wife is beginning to wear thin. We get it, he loves his wife.
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Re: Spartacus: Blood and Sand -- "The Thing in the Pit" -- 02/12/10

im enjoying the fights, that's all
Old 02-14-10, 03:11 PM
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Re: Spartacus: Blood and Sand -- "The Thing in the Pit" -- 02/12/10

"You wanna face me next?!?!"

I get a chuckle out of the announcement out the start of each episode, telling viewers that the extreme content is all in the name of historical accuracy. Then they go nuts with the camp and comic stylings. I've been entertained though. Another poster had it right when saying you just can't look at this as an attempt to be "Rome". Maybe more like a hard-core "Xena: Warrior Princess", with everything turned up to 11 (from the same producers, no less).
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Re: Spartacus: Blood and Sand -- "The Thing in the Pit" -- 02/12/10

hmmm so how is that guy going to get out of debt. He lost everything and now he has another man's baby to raise. He'll probably die and the other rich guy will move in.
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Re: Spartacus: Blood and Sand -- "The Thing in the Pit" -- 02/12/10

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hmmm so how is that guy going to get out of debt. He lost everything and now he has another man's baby to raise.
He didn't lose everything, he had put money on both fighters just in case Spartacus was lying again. He lost most of what he had won.
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Re: Spartacus: Blood and Sand -- "The Thing in the Pit" -- 02/12/10

But since the loan shark guy got killed, didn't he just "make" that money back that he owed?

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He didn't lose everything, he had put money on both fighters just in case Spartacus was lying again. He lost most of what he had won.
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Re: Spartacus: Blood and Sand -- "The Thing in the Pit" -- 02/12/10

Good episode, some great fights in the pit...that face dude would certainly be intimidating lol. Call me crazy if you want, but Lawless still looks great
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Re: Spartacus: Blood and Sand -- "The Thing in the Pit" -- 02/12/10

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But since the loan shark guy got killed, didn't he just "make" that money back that he owed?
When did the guy he owed money get killed? Batiatus said those two guys that that tried to kill him in the pit were someone's slaves.
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Re: Spartacus: Blood and Sand -- "The Thing in the Pit" -- 02/12/10

loving this show

it's cheesy as hell but awesome at the same time

definitely not something you can take serious or you will be sorely disappointed
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Re: Spartacus: Blood and Sand -- "The Thing in the Pit" -- 02/12/10

yeah, I'm diggin this show. More gratuitous female nudity plz LOL
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Re: Spartacus: Blood and Sand -- "The Thing in the Pit" -- 02/12/10

I mostly like this show out of a guilty pleasure, but that brief shot where one gladiator removed a fallen one's face really freaked me out.
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Re: Spartacus: Blood and Sand -- "The Thing in the Pit" -- 02/12/10

I like it I guess but jesus could Spartacus be any bigger of a pussy...the only bigger pussy on tv is Clark on smallville.
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Re: Spartacus: Blood and Sand -- "The Thing in the Pit" -- 02/12/10

definitely my guilty pleasure show

I worry how they are going to keep coming up with bigger and badder gladiator opponents

Fights are always entertaining

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