Category Archives: Spartacus: Gods of the Arena

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 […]

Friday Night Reviews: “Fringe” and “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena”

The final double dose for…well, I hope a while. I barely have a life as it is. But with “Spartacus” already over, it’s down to one show now. Below, click on my reviews for two excellent, if slightly imperfect, episodes.
“Fringe”:  “Subject 13″
“Spartacus: Gods of the Arena”: “The Bitter End”
Enjoy!

“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 […]

Friday Night Reviews: “Fringe” and “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena”

Another Friday, another double dose of review goodness! As always, quick links to much longer articles.
Fringe: “6B”
“Spartacus: Gods of the Arena”: “Reckoning”
Enjoy!

Friday Night Reviews: “Fringe” and “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena”

Another Friday, another set of review of two great shows. Links below.
“Fringe”: “Immortality”
“Spartacus: Gods of the Arena”: “Behind the Mask”
Enjoy!

Review-a-Palooza for Feb. 4th: “Fringe” and “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena”

Each Friday, I’ll be reviewing “Fringe” for HitFix and “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena” for The A.V. Club. Having spent most of the night writing them up, I’m a bit drained now, so I’ll forgo extra verbiage and provide links for your reading enjoyment.
“Fringe”: “Concentrate and Ask Again”
“Spartacus: Gods of the Arena”: “Paterfamilias”

Review-a-Palooza: “Fringe” and “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena”

Each Friday, I’ll be reviewing “Fringe” for HitFix and “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena” for The A.V. Club. Having spent most of the night writing them up, I’m a bit drained now, so I’ll forgo extra verbiage and provide links for your reading enjoyment.
“Fringe”: “Reciprocity”
“Spartacus: Gods of the Arena”: “Missio”
Enjoy!

‘Spartacus: Gods of the Arena’ Recap: ‘Past Trangressions’

Programming note: I reviewed the series “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena” over at The Onion’s A.V. Club yesterday, and will continue reviewing it over there for its short run. But that article was designed to post before the episode aired, which left out a lot of specific detail. What follows is a review of the […]