I really liked Rome's first season, I guess because I enjoy military history and history in general. I did not count nor research historical inaccuracies and whatnot, I just enjoyed the show. The jumping of years and years in a few weeks didn't even bother me. Here's the problem I do have, though.
The season finale started ten minutes late and ended ten minutes early. Now, I have to wait possibly two years to get another season. This is becoming the norm with HBO. By the time we get the final season of Sopranos, it will have been three years or so since the last season. They cancelled Carnivale after two seasons, SFU is done, and I haven't even heard a word about the next The Wire or Deadwood seasons. I'm about to cancel HBO, download the torrents of new episodes on Mondays, and just stick to FX. Hell, at least they're giving us 2 seasons of The Shield, Rescue Me, and NipTuck to one HBO season.