Anyone watching the show on Starz? My brother watched it all the time, so I figured I'd check it out. Last week and weekend, I watched all of Season 1, the little prequel, and the remainder of Season 2.
This Friday is the finale of the current season, Vengence.
Overall I'm really liking it. Gripes about historical accuracy aside (seems a lot of people like to whine about it), I loved the way things twisted and turned. For about the first half of the first season, I was interested, but it was mostly just blood and ***. Then it turned around as Batiatus's plans all fell together to frame Solonius. Then during the little prequel between 1 and 2, I really liked seeing Batiatus's plans unfold.
I think they did a pretty decent job of switching actors after the first Spartacus actor died. After a few episodes of the second season, I didn't really notice it. It helped that the flashbacks to the previous season seemed to have been all re-filmed with the new actor, made things blend more easily.