With ‘TUNED IN’ we will converse about TV Shows. Our likes and dislikes with the many
different varieties of shows that are out there on Networks big and small. Giving our opinions and hoping you will share yours. With that, we will have ‘Television Covered’.
Spartacus • The War of the Damned; came to a bloody conclusion this past Friday Night with a Glorious end. “Let us teach them that all who draw breath are of equal worth, and let those who seek to place heel on the throat of liberty will fall to the cry of FREEDOM!”
With those words marked the beginning of the end to both Spartacus the series; and Spartacus “the bringer of rain”.
In this, the third and finale season; Spartacus ( played by Liam McIntyre ) and his army of slaves are being chased by Marcus Licinius Crassus ( played beautifully by Simon Merrells) to be hunted down like dogs, and be made to heel by their masters. But Crassus learns very quickly that these “dogs” have teeth, and indeed can not be taught new tricks! Spartacus and his men elude Crassus at every turn, even with the might of roman behind him, Spartacus keeps inflicting damage and gaining more and more slaves to aide his cause. But what cause doses Spartacus have now? His wife’s death has been avenged, his captors have all been killed. What else is left? FREEDOM. This amongst all things is paramount! FREEDOM for all that follow him and those who are still in bondage.
Everybody watching this program knew the fate of the Thracian gladiator “called” Spartacus, if not from history; then maybe by the 1960 film directed by Stanley Kubrick staring Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, and Tony Curtis. But in any case from episode one, creator Steven S. DeKnight made you feel like you were watching something new and fresh! Very Graphic, in every sense of the word. Not intended for anyone under the age of 21.The story was very well written and in the end you felt for the heros of the show.
I tip my hat to this AWESOME show!