I do enjoy a good show, but at the same time I like to know what actually happened in real life from history. But when you know they have changed what happened, created a whole new story and changed things around which distorts truth. It can be extremely annoying. The characters were all well cast, the story was good and the action was quality. Everything was filmed extremely well and there were no floors in that. But what concerns me is the misrepresentation of what was truth and fiction.
Once you get beyond that fact there is not too much left but to enjoy what they have given you. Shamefully beyond all that which is good six one hour episodes didn't explain a good enough story and Rome is such a vast subject you could of easily got lost.
That's not to say the show wasn't enjoyable. I can't take anything away from the acting for each played their role extremely well. Emotion was all there and the hardened warriors even looked the part. So it's watchable but you shouldn't take it as the truth of what happened in that period.