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SPARTACUS Is there No purpose beyond the blood?

I’ve often imagined what Angelina Jolie films would be like if they starred Lucy Lawless. Tomb Raider was in a manner envisioned for the Kiwi television icon—it’s a film based on a video game character, who was in turn inspired and made possible by the groundbreaking heroine Lawless created the year before in the syndicated television epic Xena: Warrior Princess.


In the late 90s Variety Europe reported the results of a survey that challenged regular small screen viewers from across the continent to rate and rank TV dramas from each European TV-producing nation best to worst by country of origin.


The Brooklyn Rail

MAR 2010

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