I thought it kicked ass! It was a good attempt at telling the story of one of the best generals of all time. I would have prefered a little more detail about Hannibals tactics on how he defeated the legions at each of the major battles until Zama, but hey. For the budget, it was fantastic and a fresh change from those god-awful victorian period dramas the bbc is always doing. My only other complaint is that they could have gotten someone a little more ballsy to play Scipio Africanus though, he was a bit dry! I noticed the frickin Metro reviewer gave it 2 out of 5, bloody hippy left winger! Couldnt possibly rate a show that had some of the most famous battles and generals of all time, no way! Incidentally, it has totally set me up for Rome season 2, but we have to wait a whole year for it! Nay!