I've been watching Spartacus (a Starz original series) on netflix -- about to finish the season finale actually, and it's been really awesome. The first 3 episodes were hard to get through, but after that the treachery, lies and ultra violence got me hooked. It's not even about the gladiator battles, it"s all the deceit compounded upon lies and lies that you really want to see unravel.
If you haven't seen it, it takes place during the glory days of the Roman Empire. A Thracian warrior is betrayed by the Romans, separated from his wife and sold into slavery. He comes to the house of Batiatus where he becomes a gladiator in training and renamed Spartacus. All he wants to do is escape and get back to his wife, but obviously that can't be, and that's where the fun begins. At first I thought of it as a 300 rip off, but it quickly becomes its own story. I really recommend it. I hope you enjoy today's post -- quite different from Lucy loves Argyle, huh? :)