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Rome posted 28 Aug 2006, 16:08 by Harrol, Moderator

Does anyone here follow the HBO series on Rome? I watched the first two episodes of it last night and found it to be a great show. view post

posted 28 Aug 2006, 17:08 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Rome is a great series I have watched all of the first season and I enjoyed it greatly I can't wait for the second season to come out. view post

posted 29 Aug 2006, 16:08 by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

booo is it on any other station than HBO? view post

posted 29 Aug 2006, 16:08 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Don't think its on anyother station besides HBO but the Season One dvd just came out for those who don't have HBO and want to watch Rome. view post

posted 29 Aug 2006, 17:08 by Harrol, Moderator

That is what I do. I just rent the dvd. view post

posted 30 Aug 2006, 13:08 by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

ahh will do.. i saw ads for it when i was at my mum's house, and i've been wanting to see it. view post

posted 23 Jun 2007, 23:06 by IcarusXIII, Candidate

Season 2 just started here in the UK. So far so good. view post

posted 24 Jun 2007, 03:06 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

[quote="IcarusXIII":2iuffp4f]Season 2 just started here in the UK. So far so good.[/quote:2iuffp4f] You will love it. view post

posted 24 Jun 2007, 13:06 by Werthead, Candidate

Season 2 is the best season of television I've watched in the last decade. It is a masterclass in how you write and pace a television drama. view post

posted 28 Aug 2007, 21:08 by TheDarkness, Peralogue

It was a great show the first season, but it ended up trying to be to artistic in season two. Much like the sopranos in thier last seasons. It stated off great and very much historically accurate, but then fell to far into the side stories and dramas. It could have gone on forever, it stopped at the most interesting part of Rome's history...the rise of Octavian, Rome's greatest Emperor the Great Ceasar Augustus!! He held the throne the longest defeating plot after plot, what a great story. boo on you HBO taking the easy road out. finale view post

posted 28 Aug 2007, 23:08 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

[quote="TheDarkness":1upbtnv2] what a great story. boo on you HBO taking the easy road out. finale[/quote:1upbtnv2] Rome was major cost production and HBO knows they can make cheaper cruder shows that will earn the same amount of cash, Im hoping they will return to a similar topic later. view post

posted 29 Aug 2007, 02:08 by Harrol, Moderator

In spite of Madness's reveiw which I do respect. I will probably rent the season just to see what happens. view post

posted 30 Aug 2007, 13:08 by Entropic_existence, Moderator

I got into the show just as the second season was starting and have them all downloaded. Absolutely loved the show. The only reason they ended after Season 2 was the sheer cost of the production. Huge movie quality sets, movie quality costume department, etc. Makes for a very expensive show. Personally I think both seasons are some of the best work that has come out of HBO and that is saying something given HBO's track record of producing some truly excellent TV. view post

Re: Rome posted 29 May 2008, 14:05 by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

so i finally picked up both seasons on dvd. pretty darn good. i did think the second season was not as great as the first. mostly cos the guy who played octavian in the second just bugged me. the kid in the first one was great. still have to watch the last episode, busy busy life has got in the way. view post

Re: Rome posted 29 May 2008, 17:05 by Harrol, Moderator

Gierra your not busy just easily distracted. Anyways yes I loved season one but season two felt a little rushed. view post

Re: Rome posted 30 May 2008, 01:05 by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

oh, well, yes, that too. oooh, something shiny! view post

Re: Rome posted 03 Jun 2008, 04:06 by Athjeari, Peralogue

Have you guys watched both seasons of Rome? I'm up for discussing it if anyone wants too. I absolutely loved the series! view post

Re: Rome posted 03 Jun 2008, 15:06 by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

i still just need to watch the finale. we kinda got really busy for a while and havn;t had a chance to sit down and watch it yet. should do that soon, since they're showing the finale on the history channel on monday. view post

Re: Rome posted 04 Jun 2008, 17:06 by Harrol, Moderator

I love the first season as i stated before. It felt a little more real caloused legionares a brilliant and cunning caeser. The second season had some strong elements of that but it missed the mark and I believe that is due to the season being rushed. view post

Re: Rome posted 07 Jun 2008, 05:06 by Athjeari, Peralogue

Yeah, I think you hit the nail on the head Harrol. Both my friend, who I introduced to the series, and I thought the second season was rushed. If HBO was more willing to fund Rome, they could have at least made another season without making it seem drawn out. So much happens so quickly that it feels as if they decided to finish the season instead of make the season great. (I still liked the second season, but it was not as good as the first) view post

Re: Rome posted 24 Jun 2008, 16:06 by carlsefni, Peralogue

The missus and I watched all of the first season and loved it. The DVDs are definitely on the list .... I saw some episodes of early parts of the second season but then missed the rest. It already seemed a little less ... sure on its feet than the first season, doubtless for the reasons mentioned. But we'll probably end up getting those DVDs too. I have classicist friends who grumble about historical inaccuracies, but that doesn't bother me too much here. :) It's worth it all for the excellent atmosphere. view post

Re: Rome posted 23 Jul 2008, 19:07 by ThePrinceofNothing, Candidate

Other than minute details involving primary characters, I thought Rome was fairly accurate, as far as history goes. I mean, I know that... SPOILERS ...Pullo probably didn't father a son that was mistaken for Caesar's, but who cares? It was a great plot twist. As far as major events go, I believe everything is pretty accurate, no? view post

Re: Rome posted 23 Jul 2008, 20:07 by carlsefni, Peralogue

Well, the [i:2uqcy3d4]major[/i:2uqcy3d4] events, sure. The show certainly changes certain smaller facts here and there to make better television: for example, the historical Octavian was not in Rome when Caesar was killed, etc. They also "streamline" the memberships of many historical families or factions to keep things simple (one presumes). That aside, my classicist friends tended to grumble about small things at levels of archaeological or cultural detail about which I can't really say anything sensible :roll: though having a ridiculous academic background in medieval Scandinavia, I know get grumbly the same way over portrayals of "Vikings" in video or print! I try to leave that stuff aside and focus on the overall experience -- which in the case of [i:2uqcy3d4]Rome[/i:2uqcy3d4] I think is superb. :) We just got a copy of season 2 on DVD, so I look forward to working through it ASAP! view post


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