Sex, Blood, Wine. The ancient version of "Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll." Spartacus has to be one of the most visually stunning television series' ever produced. Take "300", multiply by 13 and that's Spartacus. That said, Spartacus is just as graphic, if not more than 300 in it's violence. From decapitated heads flying around in stop-motion animation, to a Gladiator crawling on the ground, after his legs have been cut off by the title character, only to be killed when Spartacus plunges a TRIDENT into his back, this show is easily in the conversation for bloodiest TV show ever made. Considering only 2 episodes have been released, I beleive that it's safe to assume the producers are just warming up. As for the sex, while not hardcore, it pushes many boundaries. One scene im sure will stick with me every time I watch anything with John Hannah (The Mummy's Jonathan, doing some good acting) is his conversation with Lucy Lawless (Xena), as both are being serviced by slaves. The plot is cliche (husband screws with authority and as punishment, both he and his wife are foreced into slavery. he only wants his wife back and will stop at nothing to get her), although considerig ithis story invented the cliche makes it unfair to judge by that. The actors truly make this show what it is, however. John Hannah is perfect as Batiatus. And Craig Parker (Lord of the Rings) is a perfect Glaber, as smug and foolish as one would imagine a young, ambitious, Roman commander. Andy Whitfield pull the show on his well cut shoulders as Spartacus and it's a wonder we havent seen him in American films before. Great Show, and I do believe it will get even better. Just make sure the little ones don't watch it. It will give them nightmares.