This is the best, short lived series that was on television. The first season is all about redemption, and the gladiatorial arena. Andy Whitfield shines as Spartacus, who starts off as a regular man, thrown into the Roman legion, then cast off as a slave. The action is VERY intense, gritty, and very gruesome. The first few episodes you can tell look like CGI but it gets better each episode. The story and plot keep you on the edge of your seat, who betrays who, who dies next? Sadly, Whitfield died shortly after completing the first season so the next two seasons are Liam McIntyre, who does a great job, but it just isnt the same. That being said, this show still has the best action sequences, love stories, comedy, and plot I have ever seen. Also the Bluray/DVD extras are not lacking, it is definitely worth a buy.