#19: SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND
Network: Starz
Stars: Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, John Hannah, Peter Mensah, Manu Bennett, Viva Bianca, Erin Cummings, Nick E. Tarabay, Jai Courtney, Lesley-Ann Brandt
Complex co-sign: When recommending Spartacus to friends, we often cite its abundant bloody violence and full frontal nudity, but the story of the enslaved Thracian warrior who becomes a gladiator and freedom fighter has more fun to offer than simple decapitations and orgies. It's so well-paced and engrossing in its plot twists and deceptions that you forget about the inevitable slave revolt (which is, we must note, absolutely fucking epic) and just go along for the thrill ride. And we did mention that that thrill ride includes abundant full frontal nudity? Season two can't start soon enough for us.