Spartacus: Vengeance: More dickus maximus, gore, Lucy Lawless and Viva Bianca!

I have watched the first two episodes of Spartacus: Vengeance - a total rush! There are more prosthetic phalluses, merkins and bashed in heads with the slo-mo blood spattering than ever before, and the best part? Viva Bianca is back in fine form as Ilithyia, the scheming Blondie and new Domina of the ludus.

The series airs Jan. 27 and Feb. 3.

Andy Whitfield’s shock death put the brakes on their phenomenal season one, and now his successor, Liam McIntyre, continues in Andy's footsteps and does a good job as the new Sparty.

The best part of this series for me is the play between Lucy Lawless's Lucretia and Viva Bianca's Ilithyia. Plus Manu Bennett is back as Crixus and a certain schemer with the initial "A" from the old Batiatus days makes a return.

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