All member reviews for Spartacus: Gods of the Arena

Common Sense Media says

Period drama is definition of gratuitous sex and violence.
 

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(out of 3 reviews)
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Teen, 14 years old Written byEntropy January 23, 2011
 

Much like Blood and Sand...

It's a very realistic representation of Rome's downfall, very violent, far too much sex, and lot's of nudity. That being said, this one is just as entertaining as Spartacus: Blood and Sand. The action sequences are incredible, the characters are engaging, and the storyline keeps it moving forward. And though there has only been one episode of it so far, it's going to be a promising second season.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 15 years old Written byzazmopepperz April 20, 2011
 

Iffy for 15- 16

Spartacus Gods of the Arena is actually a very good show. I prefer it to Blood and Sand because it shows what the gladiator trade was really like instead of some typical story of a guy trying to unite with his wife, and also there is a little entertaining romance in the back which you'll find amusing. However the interesting and educating story can masked by the intense bloody violence and sex. My parent do not know I watch this show and my older brother lets me watch it, but doesn't like me watching it. I think it's appropriate for 15 and 16- year- olds as it shows what Roman life is like (yes it actually was like that back in those days). I'd wait till your seventeen before ever considering asking your parents if you can watch and if you want to watch it earlier then don't tell them.
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Adult Written bymgraf January 29, 2011
 

The changes in ethics and morals through time and different cultures.

There are some talented actors among the cast, no doubt. There's also a plot, however tenuous the thread that holds it together may be. And the sets, costuming, and set decoration are aditionally visually quite satisfying. There's also violence, sex, buckets of gore, and a lot gratuitous nudity. Taken with a bit of amused tolerance, and turning the brain off for a while, 'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' makes for a very entertaining show for adults and mature older teens. However it is definitely not on for kids or tweens, and only for younger teens at a parent's discretion. I'd suggest parents could use this show as a springboard for the discussion of ethics and subjective morality. Discuss about what is 'right' and what is 'wrong' according to different cultures, throughout different periods of history, and how every individual has their own personal moral code.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking