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After seeing the first episode, what's your first impressions?
I kinda felt that on many levels, it was inspiring itself too much from "300" 's visual style (the comic book narration brought to TV) but some of the bloody effects were way to exaggerated. Heck, Spartacus was bathing in (comic book) blood by the end of the episode.
Personally, Spartacus' first episode is a bit like comfort food ... very very familiar but satisfying. I guess I also had a void for series based on ancient roman times after "Rome" - the series ended but for now "Rome" is way higher on my list. We'll see if that changes...