When i first started watching Spartacus i went in expecting something rather generic and dull, but this thought couldn't have been further from the truth.
In the style of the iconic movie "300", "Spartacus" shines, even overpassing the movie it borrowed its style from. (The show was also produced by cult legend Sam Raimi)
The story of Spartacus is one that has been retold numerous times throughout history. While the details in the original legend are quite vague, it fits perfect for movies or tv shows, as the writers can fill in the blanks while keeping the original story intact.
And that people, was done perfectly for this show!