this is a hidden gem! a great tv show found on the starz network.what i love about it is the shakespeare type dialog and the great charachers.The writing / dialogue is outstanding !sure there is alot of bloody fighting,but they are gladiators! i really like "REAL" movies that do not shy away from everything.this is also in the same lines as Deadwood.(another favorite of mine.) the stars of this season are John Hannah and Lucy Lawless.
so if you are looking for more graphic violence,real dialog,a great story line,and a no holds barred view of Gladiator life.i recommend it!