OK, I admit it has only been one episode of GAME OF THRONES and probably only a combined 5-6 minutes of air time for the new guy playing Daario Naharis but even that small sample size was more than enough for me to decide that I don’t like this re-cast at all.
The season finale of SPARTACUS: VENGEANCE has come and gone and in it’s wake left a swath of destruction that can only be described as (George R. R.) Martinian. A total of 6 primary cast members were sent to the afterlife with reckless abandon in the shocking season finale. The show is definitely hitting the reset button for next season with so many familiar faces getting the ax and it has me more excited for the upcoming season than I thought I would be for this show after Andy Whitfield’s death and the loss of John Hannah’s Quentis Batiatus.
So let’s get Boyz II Men’s “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye (To Yesterday)” on the jukebox, put mouse to purpose and click the link below to take a look at all those we have lost. Be warned though, there be spoilers aplenty if you haven’t watched the episode yet
Synopsis: The third season of the STARZ network’s sword and sandals series about gladiator slaves rebelling against their Roman masters. This season sees a recasting of the main character and a move away from gladiator training to a full on slave rebellion.
My Take: The first thought I had upon seeing Liam McIntyre (stepping into the late Andy Whitfield’s shoes as the titular character) was that he looked kinda tall. That notion was born out upon seeing his first encounter with Manu Bennett’s Crixus where McIntyre seemed to be half a head taller than him. One of the things that always stood out about Andy Whitfield in this role was that he was almost always guaranteed to be smaller than all the other gladiators he was in scenes with (except for Crixus) and when he would eventually triumph over them it made the feat that much more impressive.