Kelly Bedard

Spartacus: Blood and Sand leading man Andy Whitfield died last night in his home in Sydney after battling non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma for the last year (he was originally diagnosed in March 2010 then declared to be in remission in May, after two months of treatment). His role in the Starz series having been recast for season two […]

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
  Rachael Nisenkier

When Spartacus: Blood and Sandstar Andy Whitfield was diagnosed with cancer and forced to take a break from the television show that truly redefined what gratuitous nudity meant (as well as providing incredibly solid plotting and acting), the network stepped in and decided to provide a stop-gap measure: a six season mini-series that would follow […]

  Tessa Cernik

Spartacus: Blood and Sand arrived on DVD a couple weeks ago. And though the Starz series has had some tumultuous times (star Andy Witfield was diagnosed with cancer and had to back out of season 2), it is set to return strong with a prequel in January. In the meantime, pick up season one on […]

All Hail Spartacus! Bringer of Rain!
  Rachael Nisenkier

  It started as a guilty pleasure. Innocently wandering over to a friend’s house, I feasted my eyes upon a show whose entire mission statement seemed to be: get characters naked, have them kill people, other people have sex. In other words, it was exactly the kind of over-the-top ridiculousness that one could be excused […]