Okay, so this show is bloody and gruesome, but so much beef, my goodness! It is like porn already! I saw the first season, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, that starred the gorgeous Andy Whitfield who is now suffering a recurrence of cancer and I wish him a speedy recovery. Blood and Sand got 5 stars in my view, and this season, which is a prequel, is even more watchable since it is filthier and has way more sex in it! Because it is a prequel all of the characters who were killed off in the previous season are alive.
The best review I have read so far is from After Elton because it is in tune with the sexual events and includes wonderful screen captures. The one below is of gladiator Barca about to get a bj from his boy toy.
This next one is of Varras examining champion gladiator Gannicus. Importantly, he feels underneath his loincloth and asks Gannicus if he knows how to use his weapon as well as he does his sword. Then, he asks for a demonstration with a slave who just happens to be in the room and is another gladiator’s wife. A gladiator who is a good friend of Gannicus.
Here is the screen capture of that:
The sex is shown completely interspersed with a battle going on in the ludus between the slave’s husband and the doctori of the house. For the full story, read After Elton.