During last few days I watched Spartacus season 3. So far I have seen the first six episodes. I was waiting for it for long.
Unlike previous season, this season has a very exciting story line of war. There are several surprising plot twists that keep audience interested to know what is going to happen next.
The graphic sexual content was a bit too much for my taste. Some of it was not even necessary and could have been avoided for more tasteful depictions of the Roman culture at that time.
The character of the new villain Marcus Licinius Crassus is perhaps the most interesting character in this season. His character does not considers himself above any men, women, or slaves. He is humble, and victories don’t make him arrogant. This makes him even more dangerous, to him the war is just the war that will offer him not just the glory but much greater victory of earning respect and a place in history. He is wise, cunning, and brave. He has also shown kindness and affection for people around him. So I would say he is a more realistic villain. Or perhaps as he said in his own words “Let the history decide who stands as hero. Let us play our parts”.
The background music this season is not much different than the earlier season. The visual effects are the same, choreography of battle scenes is not as good as it was in the first season but it is more gory, violent, and crude. This crudeness was may be something felt necessary by the makers of the show to depict the horrors of war.