What do Ancient Rome, Medieval Florence, and the Eastern Han Dynasty have in common? No not great art or literature--sword fights. Lots and lots of sword fights. Sure some of them gratuitous in terms of advancing the plot, but how else are you going to kill your enemies (or zombies, or vampires)?
It's true the quality of storytelling slipped once the showrunners pulled ahead of George R.R. Martin's books. But the first five seasons were some of the most powerful television ever made, and even the last three seasons dazzled with special effects and world-class cinematography.
Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed through the gates onto the sand.'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' tells the story of the ...
While strange rumors about their ill King grip a kingdom, the crown prince becomes their only hope against a mysterious plague overtaking the land. Zombies--check; great period scenes--check; sword fights--check. In Korean with subtitles.