This one is an old one, but we watched it and thoroughly enjoyed it. I liked that the characters had character--they were not Hollywood beautiful/handsome.
And may I say, that Ciaran Hinds? Hmmmm. Hubba hubba, or the like:
While we were watching it, TBC and I kept saying, "Where have we seen the guy playing Wentworth before? Where else have we loved him?"
Well, duh. Every Sunday night we watch him as the heartthrob Julius Caesar in the HBO series Rome. Not for me some toy boy Marc Antony. Not for me some conflicted and torn Brutus. Nope. I like my tyrants confident, and that was the way Hinds played Caesar. 'Course you know how it is going to end, but I couldn't help shedding a tear for old Julius, 'specially when he looked up at Brutus before the last blow. He was probably thinking, "Dang, I should have shipped him off to Macedonia a lot earlier." But maybe he was more noble than that.
We also give the first season of Rome thumbs up. But with a caution. Remember what Rome was. And remember that this was made by HBO. Lots of language, skin and sex. And absolute buckets full of violence.
But it's good. It's good.