In short: they should have called this show Spartacus: Blood and Sex. Cause that’s basically all it seems: lots of gore and blood, and loads of nudity and sex. Nothing wrong with that, mind, but for a TV show to hook me, there at least has to be some interesting story line and so far it doesn’t really show. I’m keeping an open mind though, cause I’m basing this all solely on the trailer.

Initially I was pretty curious, because it’s being produced by Sam Raimi. But then I realized he also produced: Xena, Hercules and more recently Legend of the Seeker. Not exactly shows that had me screaming for more. Spartacus: Blood and Sand reunites Raimi with Xena/BSG star Lucy Lawless, playing here Lucretia, who together with her husband Batiatus (John Hannah) own the gladiator camp that Spartacus (Andy Whitfield) is from.

Check out the trailer:

So what do you think? Discuss in the comments.

Spartacus: Blood and Sand premieres in January 2010 on Starz.