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Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:05 PM

I'm rewatching "Rome" on DVD...for about the 6th time...

The first season is still incredible...what a great show. HBO ruined the second season because they only renewed it for one more, letting them know it was the final season. They crammed too much into it, it didn't have the drawn out plots and subplots the first season did that made it so great...the second season was clearly meant to be two seasons...I wish it were still going on, there is so much they could have done with it.

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Reply I'm rewatching "Rome" on DVD...for about the 6th time... (Original post)
joeybee12 Jan 2012 OP
MaineDem Jan 2012 #1
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Howler Jan 2012 #5
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Howler Jan 2012 #20
Hayabusa Jan 2012 #21
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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:25 PM

1. That first season was awesome!

I loved it.

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Response to MaineDem (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:45 PM

2. Yeah, now that Goodness and Light prevailed...

I can relax and watch some more...who needs to know who the Pats get to beat in 2 weeks!! (Hope I didn't jinx them!)

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 11:18 PM

3. I just watched "Downton Abbey"

Between Aussie Open and PBS I'm not watching much NFC football tonight.

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Response to MaineDem (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:14 AM

4. I'll have to catch it online...

Too tired...been fighting a cold for about 5 days now...

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:06 PM

5. i hear ya Joeybee12!!!!

I really love "Rome" Too! I watched it when it first ran on cable and bought both seasons too.

Ohhhhh the battles between the roman women are epic!
This series did make Cleopatra a little ferral for my taste but........ LOL! the production is so good that I can live with that.

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Response to Howler (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:06 PM

6. Just watched the episodes with Cleo in the first season...

Not the typical great beauty she is portrayed as being...she's almost sort of boyish looking, and I wonder if that was the point when they cast the actress.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:12 PM

7. No Idea!

Plus I doubt very seriously that Cleo wouldve spent any time with a mere soldier in bed. LOL!
She was in a very percarious position until she hooked up with Ceasar. Female Royality had to make strategic partnerships even with relatives to make and keep power.

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Response to Howler (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:26 PM

8. True, but that's what I liked about the first season, these 2 soldiers

somehow being right at the heart of all these historic events...

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:49 PM

9. Me Too!

I thought one of the funniest scenes was when they were on the ship in the storm and one of them slanders ......Posiden? Neptune? and the ship wrecked.

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Response to Howler (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 04:04 PM

10. They find Octavian and the eagle, they find the gold,

They find Pompey...and of course it is when Varenus finds out his wife has cheated that he leaves Caesar and that's why he's killed.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 07:44 PM

11. OMG!!!! Wasnt that a shock......

When his wife threw herself out the window? Man.

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Response to Howler (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 04:05 PM

12. Great cliffhanger ending...

Poor Naiobi didn't make it back for season 2!

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 12:59 PM

13. I know It sucked!

there was quite a bit of shocking Drama with several of the charactors. My Faverot story thread was between the cousin? or sister?of Ceasar and his ageing mistress.( Its been a couple of years since I watched it) Whoa! Hell hath real fury!

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Response to Howler (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 01:10 PM

14. You're thinking of Caesar's neice, Atia, who was at odds with the love

of his life, Sevillia, who is the mother of Brutus...and legend has it Caesar was actually Brutus' biological father...they certainly imply that it's possible in this series.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 02:03 PM

16. Killer Storyline That!!!1 :)

The writters of "Rome' were just superb.

As a matter of fact whe we first watched Lucy Lawless in Sparticus Blood and sand Her charactor reminded me alot Of Atia and Sevilla's charactors in "Rome"

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Response to Howler (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 06:14 PM

19. My thoughts exactly...nt

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 01:29 PM

15. It may come back as a feature!

http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/rome-movie-13684/

A Rome feature film is becoming less of a “maybe some day” and more of a “definitely soon.” At the end of 2008 it was reported here that series co-creator Bruno Heller wanted to see Rome rise again. There doesn’t seem to be much holding it back now, with the script having been completed and the stars having a desire to film it.

HBO may be realizing that they prematurely cancelled Rome, a co-production with the BBC. The program shows the violent transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. Heller had a multi-year plan for the series but, when he learned the it was ending after the second season, he hurried his story along. The series stars Kevin McKidd and Ray Stevenson, and also features Indira Varma, David Bamber, Chiara Mastalli, Manfredi Aliquo, Suzanne Bertish, Max Pirkis, Lee Boardman, Esther Hall, and Ciaran Hinds.

Despite the fact that Heller seemed to kill off McKidd’s character, Lucius Vorenus, he left himself an out. Vorenus was indeed seriously wounded and appeared to die, but his body was never shown being sent to the afterlife. Heller explains, “It was very deliberate that we saw him drifting away, but didn’t see him atop a funeral pyre.” Kidd himself even adds in, “I never closed my eyes!”

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 02:05 PM

17. YAY!!!!!!!

Now thats very HAPPY news!!!!! I can't wait!!!!!!!

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Response to Howler (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 06:14 PM

18. I wish they would have tried to have another network pick

it up...like showtime...so it could have lived on...

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #18)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 06:32 PM

20. Me Too!

I'm hoping the same for the Camelot series too.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 09:54 PM

21. I would have loved to see

what the show could have been like if they hadn't been cancelled, showing the reign of Emperor Augustus in the detail that it deserved, rather than condensing it into one season. That and chronicling the reigns of other emperors as well.

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Response to Hayabusa (Reply #21)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 10:03 PM

22. There was just so much to work with and they invented

great characters with great actors...it really is a black stain on HBO's reputation.

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