Category Archives: Spartacus: Blood and Sand

Sexposition, “Spartacus”, and the male gaze

“Game of Thrones” and “Spartacus” aren’t two shows that are generally discussed side-by-side, and there are many reasons why such a separation isn’t surprising. While both ostensibly genre shows, the two share little in common upon first glance. But it’s worth thinking about the pair in tandem with the second season of the former just […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: It’s Always Sunny on the Boardwalk With Archer

Mo Ryan and I are back with our third podcast this week. We preview the return of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Archer,” and “Boardwalk Empire.” We also take time to pay tribute to the late, great Andy Whitfield. Time stamps: Intro/”Sunny”: 0:00 – 6:45 “Archer”: 6:45 – 13:59 “Boardwalk Empire”: 13:59 – 30:46 Andy […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan” talks “Spartacus” with executive producer Steven S. DeKnight

Mo Ryan and I were thrilled to be joined by Steven S. DeKnight, former scribe on shows such as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Smallville,” current executive producer on the bloody good STARZ series. Learn how the genesis of the series actually began in Las Vegas, how the show’s crazy production schedule ended up working […]

The Top 10 Television Shows of 2010: Part 1

It’s that time of year when critics start throwing around Top 10 Lists like rock stars toss around $100 bills at after parties: indiscriminately and while wearing as little as clothing as possible. And now that I’ve disturbed you past the capacity for rational thought, let’s get into my little contribution of this annual rite. […]