I also finally got through SPARTACUS. The last couple of episodes weren't quite as bad, with a little bit of character development, and a bit less 'Yaaaargh!'ing.
Had to take several expensive, barely-worn pairs of shoes to the MIND shop, to the delight of the woman who put them straight in the window. They're just so loose, though, even with socks, that it's dangerous to wear them. That's 'good', of course, but I'm pissed off at all the wasted money.