Spartacus, the television series first aired back in 2010. This show was an immediate hit and anyone with a taste of Roman and Greek history with gore, passion, quite a bit of sex and nudity, but ultimately, an amazing storyline performed by true artists, will be floored by this series. Spartacus is the star of the show. The story begins when the Romans deceive the Thracians into joining them in the fight against the Greeks. Spartacus is then taken as a slave along with his wife when he refuses to fight for the Romans. Spartacus’s journey begins at that moment as he desperately tries to break free and get back to his wife. My husband and I spent many nights binge watching this series and it’s still one of our favorites.
If you haven’t seen this eye-popping series, click below for the trailer.
And now, for the true purpose of this post. I recently watched the documentary of Andy Whitfield, the actor who played Spartacus in the first season. He sadly lost his battle against cancer in 2011, a very short time after the success of his role as the gladiator, Spartacus. Please head over to Sup Nerds! for my full review on the Andy Whitfield story: Be Here Now.