Well, The new Spartacus does about as well as anyone possibly can. I don't think a better replacement exists. Season 2 started off slow but the episode where they brought down the arena until the finale was really great stuff. Im watching Blood and Sand with a friend im getting into the series, and im definitely in awe at how amazing Andy is as Spartacus. He's BRILLIANT and can't be replaced. But the show is amazing still and as long as things stay on par with season 2 im all for it.