Shiny Shelf
By Mark Clapham on 16 May 2011 Comments Off

The first season of ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’ starts out as something of a shallow, guilty pleasure, but gains depth and complexity across the thirteen episodes in this season box set.
Based on the first couple of episodes I wrote a review that summed up the initial impact of the show as a cartoonishly violent and [...]

By Mark Clapham on 08 June 2010 Comments Off

Introducing John Hannah at this year’s BAFTA awards, Graham Norton described ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’ as being like ‘Gladiator’ without Russell Crowe: “Better.”

By Mark Clapham on 08 November 2002 Comments Off

With the release of these last episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess on DVD it’s worth having a look at how Lucy Lawless’ famous amazon ended her travels…

By Mark Clapham on 20 June 2002 Comments Off

Well, The X-Files may not have David Duchovny, but as the ninth (and final) season opens they do have a naked Lucy Lawless as a substitute…