Cerebral Pop | Netflix Minute: Spartacus Blood and Sand

Jon Cole writes: In recent years, television has grown in a very surprising way, with budgets growing, scopes widening, and ambitions rising. Shows like Mad Men revolutionize the medium in a seemingly annual basis, with deep character arcs that span over seasons with truly emotionally affecting arcs. With this trend, cable TV has specifically seen the biggest boon, with networks like AMC, FX, and Starz seeing innovative television shows from a variety of genres. Spartacus: Blood and Sand might not have been possible in any other climate, displaying a level of cinematic quality (and theme) reminiscent of movies like 300 and Gladiator.

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