Dan Feuerriegel and Pana Hema Taylor, "Spartacus" (Photo: Starz)

This Pride, rediscover the passion & the power of ‘Spartacus’

Pride is canceled across the nation because of COVID-19, so that gives you plenty of time to fire up the DVD player for a classic.

Across four seasons, Starz’s “Spartacus” captured a slave gladiator (first Andy Whitfield, then Liam McIntyre) becoming the leader of a rebellion that threatened the heart of Rome.

Amid this sprawling, violent, even gory epic that ran from 2010-2013 appeared one of the most passionate same-sex couples ever to hit the small or big screen.

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Monica Raymund in Starz's "Hightown."

Starz’s ‘Hightown’: A dead body is just the start of a bad, no-good, terrible day

In Starz’s new crime drama “Hightown,” premiering Sunday, Jackie Quinones (Monica Raymund, “Chicago Fire”) discovers the body of a murdered woman on a beach in Provincetown.

That’s not even the worst part of Jackie’s day.

Jackie is a National Marine Fisheries Service agent who works to feed her pleasures: booze, cocaine, and random hook-ups with tourists impressed by her badge.

But her discovery of that dead woman, a police informant, looks to put her on a collision course with some dangerous people.

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