Thursday, January 19, 2012

Jealousy, Lies and Underhanded Dealings

I mentioned a few posts ago that The Big Guy has been watching Spartacus on NetFlix.  I tried really hard to ignore what he was watching, because, really...more Swords and Sandals?  No thank you. 

Except there are all these gladiators, and if they aren't completely naked, they are running around in something that I can only describe as a cross between a Speedo and a diaper.

Spartacus is not only smoking hot in his little outift, he's the ultimate tortured hero.  I mean, seriously.  Old Job would have a hard time being any more miserable than my sweet Sparty.  He keeps getting betrayed, losing his wife, having to kill his best friend, wear a diaper in public...

Spartacus (hence the clever title), got himself stuck being a gladiator for this guy and his Skanky Ho wife: 

Dominus (the gladiator master guy) has big aspirations, wants to be important, so he's always plotting to get ahead, and his Skanky Ho wife, Domina is always trying to help him and working her own little Skanky Ho plots, too. 

Then there is this Evil Blonde Beyotch, who is the wife of the guy who double-crossed Spartacus early in the series. She has it in for him, and spends a lot of time trying to have him killed, even though in one episode they dressed up in dorky masks and got nekkid together, and appeared to be having a good time until they realized who they were nekkid with. 

Then there is Poor Crixus, who is in love with a nice little Slave Girl, but keeps having to perform for the Skanky Ho Domina.  He used to be the main champion guy before Spartacus usurped him:  

This series is not for the faint of heart.  There is a lot of nekkid stuff, and bloody gory stuff (and occassionally, the nekkid stuff and bloody gory stuff get mixed together, like the episode where a new guy got his winky cut off). 

I would never have started watching this if The Big Guy hadn't dragged me kicking and screaming into it, but now I think it's totally worth the NetFlix subscription price.  What the heck did we do before NetFlix and On Demand and Hulu, anyway?  Oh, yeah, there were those DVD things. 


  1. Yanno, those pics would have been a lot hotter if you hadn't mentioned what the garment the guys are wearing reminds you of. Now I keep thinking "diaper-Speedo" and can't stop giggling. Giggling AND drooling? Not pretty. ;)

  2. How have I missed this show? Shame Netflix for not "recommending" this to me.

    That last photo though, his nipple is kinda creeping me out. And now I can't stop staring at it.

  3. I'm with Jenn on the nipple thing. He's got serious man boobage going there.

    But the others, now they are worth a second glance or three or 45.

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