inquired: Hi. I'm just about to start my journey of watching Spartacus. I was wondering if I should watch the prequel before S1 even though S1 aired before the prequel. I hope that made sense.
I would recommend watching Blood and Sand BEFORE Gods of the Arena. The beginning of GotA contains a scene from the very end of Blood and Sand and you might be spoiled by that.
Plus, you get a lot more out of it seeing the little nuances they put into Gods of the Arena having watched Blood and Sand first.