Rome: Season 2 (2007)

Television Series
Creators: Bruno Heller, William J. MacDonald, John Milius
Cast: Ray Stevenson, Kevin McKidd, Polly Walker, Lindsay Duncan, Kerry Condon, Zuleikha Robinson, David Bamber, Lyndsey Marshal, Chiara Mastalli, Daniel Cerqueira, Simon Woods, Allen Leech, James Purefoy

The second season of this HBO/BBC co-production, a series that explores the lives of all social-strata of ancient Rome in all their casually violent and twistedly honourable ways, entertains and continues to enthral with its exceptional production values, well-drawn characters, and first-rate performances despite the odd uncharacteristically sentimental moment. Iain Stott