I can rarely sit through long box sets, but right from the off I watched all episodes and boxes sets over the course of a week. I was honestly gripped from the start to the very finish.
If you want to see gory fights on an epeic scale, brutality, erotica, swearing, horror, assassinations, blood and sex, then this series is definately for you.
Dare I say it, but this whole epic saga was more entertaining to watch than 300 and Gladiator - it really is that good! Both those films seems overrated when compared to the Sparactus series.
Personally, my favourite feature of the whole serioes is the pace of the episodes. Each episode has a lot happening in and kind of feels like a mini movie at times.
The first couple of episodes do start out out admitedly slow, but after completly picks up. I'd advise anyone stick with it, as thingts do get a lot better.