I am completely and utterly addicted to HBO's Rome.
My girl Jen (she of NIN-silly-commenting fame) burned me the complete first season, and though I was skeptical, I gave it a shot.
The sets are amazing, the storylines engrossing, the characters deliciously evil, conniving, heroic or just plain mesmerizing.
Naturally, Pullo is my favorite character (played by the amazing Ray Stevenson), followed closely by Atia, played brilliantly by Polly Walker. But really, everyone is intriquing in their own way...
I recently heard they are only going to film one more season of the series, due to it being only a 2-year contract with BBC, and it *is* an insanely expensive show - filmed on location in Italy.
The second season is to debut in 2007. *sob*
If you haven't seen Rome, watch it! You won't be disappointed!