"Anyone whose goal is 'something higher' must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves."
— The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“We stand in the shadow of greater might. As their republic cast across the lives of every man, every woman and every child condemned to the darkness of slavery. Forced to toil and suffer, so that those of coin and position may see their fortunes grow beyond need or purpose. Let us teach them that all who draw breath are of equal worth! And those who seek to place heel upon the throat of liberty shall fall to cry of freedom!”
Last episode of Spartacus ever and I am torn between joy and sadness. The series really ended on a high note and has shown the world how far you can come with heart alone. It has never been a series with high production values, nor has it gone without flaws, but it is the only show I have watched where excitement, energy and the unexpected has lurked within almost every episode.
The sadness comes not only because of all the loved characters that have fallen in the name of freedom but also because of the emptiness I now feel. This is a unique show and I don’t see anything being close to replacing it. I am convinced that I have watched a series that has made television history and not fallen to any of the usual traps.
What I mean is that this series is among the few where there has been no needless dragging out of storylines, where there hasn’t been an episode that hasn’t furthered the plot, where every season finale has been a glorious example of satisfaction and where heart has never been lost in pursuit for more viewers, money or approval from pretentious critics that sing high praise to inferior series like Game of Thrones while looking down on this far superior show.
Gratitude for Spartacus.
Artist: Fever Ray
Album: Fever Ray
Director: Andreas Nilsson
If I had a heart I could love you
If I had a voice I would sing…
“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”
~ Coco Chanel
Only two episodes left before the end of Spartacus. What am I going to do with my life when the most entertaining show of all is no more? I guess I’ll go back to season one.