Breaking news today readers, as Liam Mcintyre was announced as the new Spartacus. My thoughts after this press release:
Well, what do you think of that readers? More to the point, since this is my blog, what do I think? I think it's great news readers!!! Albeit bittersweet. I don't know much about him, and glad of it! Here's a look at his IMDB. It seems as if though they kept going back to this guy much like they did with Andy. TPTB obviously sense something about him.
On a completely superficial note by me, I'm glad he looks like a man! Lol. Sorry Wentworth, but you weren't it for me! Mustn't forget the all important imo, eh readers?
Remember readers, he is taking over the lead as Spartacus, not taking over the lead as Andy! He deserves his chance to shine! It's not his fault that Andy is sick. He'll bring his own unique qualities to the role. One more time I would like to reiterate that Andy supports the continuation of the show without him. For those whom say why can't they wait until Andy gets better, I once again ask for how long? A month? 6 months? A year? two years? See what I'm saying readers? It's just not logical or fair to keep the production, actors, crew on hold indefinitely.
As I'm watching the show again on dvd, it's clear to me that it's really made up of an ensemble cast, and not just one person. Yep, Spartacus is the star, but a lot centers around the affect he has on everyone else, and everyone, all the actors and crew deserve to be treated fairly as well!
For those whom say they won't watch if Andy's not in it, remember, he is supporting the continuation of the show. I seriously doubt he's sitting there saying to himself: I hope the second season is cancelled cause I'm sick and can't be in it. He doesn't strike me as the sort to wish unemployment on a heck of a lot of people. Just saying....... The man has enough to worry about! I think the best kind of loyalty would be to support the show.
I'm an Andy fan too. I hope he gets better soon. When he gets back to acting, I'll definitely be checking out whatever show or movie he's in. The cool part is he'll already have a fanbase! And a very loyal one at that!
In the meantime let me just say: Bring it on!!! The prequel and season two!!!! Lets move forward!!!
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