"Spartacus" -- TV blood porn of the first rank -- returns tonight, but in an effort to put TV critics out to pasture (where I suppose we do belong after all . . . but not me . . . Oh please not me) Starz has already posted the first episode online.
This episode is a big deal because of course it introduces Liam McIntyre as Sparty; he's perfectly good in the role, but he's not Andy Whitfield, and that's a problem.
Meanwhile, a Starz interview with Liam; an interesting guy . . . Was actually in charge of (I believe) movie theater bookings in Melbourne, Australia, before this opportunity came knocking . . .