Tuesday, February 9, 2010
So, my husband's newest favorite television series is Spartacus: Blood and Sand which airs on Starz. It deals with the story of a man captured and forced into the role of gladiator and is set back in the days of Rome. I think it has something to do with this story, but I'm not sure since I never paid attention during my Literature class in college and I fell asleep during episode two. It is chock full of fighting, blood, sweat, filth, coarse language, and adult content. In fact, I can see only three reasons a woman might want to watch the series:
1.) She is a lover of history and folklore.
2.) She is a lover of hot male bodies.
3.) She is a lover of all things romance.
Maybe I'm just talking about myself.
It seems in every epidsode I have seen arms chopped off, heads severed, bodies pierced by the sword, and last night a torso sliced into two. Then there's the blood sprays. The blood sprays are all their own--slow motioned, surreal, and artistic...like an Athenian vase painting in motion.
Personally I'm sticking with Big Love.
Yes, there's some adult content, criminal activities, and occasionally a dead body or two, but at least this HBO series is something that I can relate to:
1.) Previous location.
2.) LDS references.
3.) Family turmoil.
5.) Past struggles with faith.
6.) Family drama.
9.) Family secrets.
Ever wonder where rich rednecks live? It is my personal opinion they reside in Big Love.
And redneckism is something I know a little too much about.
So, what is your favorite television show or movie to watch?
PS: You'll never convince me to stop watching Big Love. However, Spartacus is a whole 'nother story. But wait first while I finish watching the last episode of Big Love on my DVR.
PPS: You can purchase the above photograph from my Screwed Up Texan Etsy Shop. I think forbidden fruit is a good pictorial reference for this post.
What I'm Talkin' About: Just Keepin' It Real