Category Archives: Spartacus: Vengeance

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 […]

“Spartacus” Finale: Creator Steven DeKnight dishes on tonight’s shocking episode

Well, THAT happened. The season finale of “Spartacus” was perhaps even more brutal than people could have imagined, with the body count astronomically high by hour’s end. And these weren’t simply extras dressed as Roman soldiers finding themselves on the wrong end of a sword. Major character after major character fell throughout the hour, culminating […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: Burgers in The Arena

Mo Ryan and I are back, with a long episode that deals with two shows in particular and the future of television in general in light of the cancellation of “Terra Nova.” Time stamps: Bob’s Burgers: 0:00 – 17:22 Spartacus: 17:22- 35:24 The Future of “Ambitious” TV: 35:24 – EndMusic: “Future Shock,” Matthew Sweet As […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: The Lucky Touch of Spartacus

Mo Ryan and I are back with the first of two podcasts this week. Later on, we’ll do an epic “Chuck”-centric podcast. But for now, we have three shows on the docket. Time stamps: Touch: 0:00 – 19:00 Luck: 19:00 – 39:40 Spartacus: Vengeance: 39:40 – End This week’s music: “You Got Lucky,” Tom Petty […]