New Series- Rome-

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by welsh, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. welsh

    welsh This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 5, 2003
    HBO has a new series- Rome.

    Right now its about the rise of Julius Ceaser against Pompey. Nice bit of history, lots of sex and violence. Rather enjoyable first episode.

    Anyone watching?

    http://www.hbo.com/rome/
     
  2. Ugly John

    Ugly John So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Apr 3, 2003
    yeah! i did watch the first episode... i have to check when the next one is playing
     
  3. Volkov

    Volkov Still Mildly Glowing

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    Jul 30, 2004
    Yeah, it's on my list of shows to watch. The first episode was pretty impressive, I particularly enjoyed the two old soldiers getting totally schooled by a teenager :D

    Fortunately Roman history isn't my strong point, so I don't exactly know what's going to happen.
     
  4. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 15, 2005
    Bah, nothing could top I, Claudius; John Hurt announcing himself God, John Rhys-Davies as the mad Praetorian Macro and, of course it had Patrick Stewart! (Patrick Stewart = Teh Kewlzorz).
     
  5. Lazarus Plus

    Lazarus Plus The smoovest

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    Apr 1, 2005
    The man speaks the truth.
     
  6. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    Hmmmm must be a popular time to make shows about Rome. I've been seeing commercials for a show coming Monday... Rome: Engineering an Empire. It looked pretty neat but of course, I won't have a tv starting monday so what do you know :-\
     
  7. Flop

    Flop Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Aug 10, 2004
    I watched the first episode, and must admit I'm impressed. The show seems to have historical accuracy fairly high on the priority list, which is always nice.

    I didn't quite like the character of the drunken legionnaire (whatever his name was), but that's about all I had against the episode.

    I can't wait for the next one.
     
  8. Murdoch

    Murdoch Half-way Through My Half-life
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    Nov 24, 2003
    Meh, I weanted to watch it, but couldn't justify the extra outlay in my cable TV package; I figure I already spend the $15 a month it would cost on WoW. :lol:

    I'll rent it on DVD when it shows up tho.
     
  9. Loxley

    Loxley Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Apr 11, 2003
    My proffesor in roman history mentioned this show the other day. He said it was very good.
     
  10. Zaij

    Zaij Vault Senior Citizen
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    Feb 10, 2004
    Just saw the first episode of this (and getting the other 2) and I must say, I am impressed. It certainly makes a huge change to the usual crap you see on TV these days. Hopefully more shows like this will come out, and we might eventually stop needing to refer to TV as the Idiot Box.
     
  11. welsh

    welsh This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 5, 2003
    I liked the way it played up the attack against Marc Anthony on the way to the Senate in Rome- that it was actually initiated by a guy with a grievance against one of Anthony's guards, and not a move by Pompey against Caesar.

    I also like the way that this is playing on the differences between classes- the nobles fearing the plebs, and the plebs allied with Caeser.

    For more info- check out the BBC Rome Press Pack

    And the chicks are pretty hot but a bit too English.

    My favorite character on the show. Reminds me of Tony Soprano's Mom, but hotter, more powerful and with less restraint.


    This character is way to attractive for a soldier that has been away for 8 years.
    http://www.le-champignon.net/lists/img/indira1.jpg

    Here's a bit on Julius Caesar- Spoilers?
    Julius Caesar- The Last Dictator
     
  12. Loxley

    Loxley Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Apr 11, 2003
    It is going to go on the public norwegian TV channel later on. I have put it on my to-see list.
     
  13. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004
    Rather strange first episode. Some sexy young naked chick bending over about to get fucked by some 65+ year old dude, hot mom getting out of a tub naked infront of her son, same woman banging this dude like crazy with servants fanning them and giving them wine, and a dude getting whipped on the back. Fun!
     
  14. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004
    *sighs* I dont have cable... I have to wait for the DVD version *sob*
     
  15. 21_Blessings

    21_Blessings First time out of the vault

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    Dec 6, 2004
    Really? I guess we don't see much Sex, Violence and drama on TV then.

    Oh, wait. Thats HBO's formula for success.

    Anyways, I like it. Will fill in quite nicely for Six Feet Under. But Lisa Kudrow and the Comeback needs to die in a fire.
     
  16. Zaij

    Zaij Vault Senior Citizen
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    Feb 10, 2004
    I was, in fact, referring to the fact that it's something to do with history (regardless of the accuracy, which does actually seem to be quite good - you'll have to take that up with Jebus, our resident historian), but meh.
     
  17. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004
    HBO's ROME - Your thoughts?

    My thoughts on HBO's "Rome"...Awesome! If you are weary of shelling out the cash asked for seasons one and two, like I once was, holly shit am I not anymore! ROME makes me wetter than October!

    Note: If you are afraid of sexual scenes including: rough sex, rape, same sex relations, mature, bondage, senseless female / male nudity and incest... You probably don't want to watch this program... And I probably think you to be a prude! :P

    The sexual scenes aside, I can't wrap my head around the level of detail put into each and every frame. The level of atmosphere is staggering and the story telling compelling. Besides, the Barron Harkonnen is the town crier!

    How do others feel about this? I assume its available outside the US?
     
  18. Malky

    Malky Lived Through the Heat Death
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    May 7, 2003
    It's an HBO/BBC co-production, so I'm assuming it's available pretty much everywhere.

    Excellent show. I've been meaning to re-watch it but I've been pretty busy lately.

    Kevin McKidd and Ray Stevenson are incredible in their respective roles, but the entire cast is pretty fucking good. As you said, the attention to detail is astounding. The sets and costumes are fabulous and each shot is beautifully constructed.

    Favorite scene? Gladator fight from season one, hands down. Not only was it supremely badass, but it was emotionally stirring. I shouted a big "fuck yeah!" when Vorenus jumped in to help Pullo.
     
  19. Daimyo

    Daimyo Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
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    Oct 26, 2007
    I loved "Rome"

    Great drama, great characters, and great naughty stuff.
     
  20. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    I have both seasons for sometime now. Excellent series, just excellent, highly recommended. :ok: