Greatest thing about "Rome" is that going into it, from the very start, they said it was going to take place in the span of time between the defeat of Vercingetorix and Caesar Augustus' being named Emperor. They didn't feel the need, like so many TV shows, to drag it out forever until their stories became stale and boring. Most shows start to suck by the third season anyway.
I've seen all of the "Spartacus" episodes; however, all I recall about them were slow-motion violence and lots of bare knockers.
And in conclusion, "Black Adder"!
You hear a voice speaking in your mind, telling you "So-and-so is a traitor and
an enemy of the Crusade. The punishment for this crime is death. Go and
execute our will!"