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Rome's second season does not scrimp on the series' sex and violence, in both cases exceedingly brutal. But in this cauldron of treachery and betrayal, words, too, are vicious, as when a defiant Atia ominously tells Octavian's new wife, Livia, "Far better women that you have sworn to [destroy me]. Go look for them now." In writing Rome's epitaph, we come to praise this series, not to bury it. Although two seasons was not enough to establish a Rome empire, it stands as one of HBO's crowning achievements. --Donald Liebenson
This was is an excellent series that was extremely well cast. I found it humorous, but effective, that various accents (British, Australian, US English) were used to sell the... Read morePublished 5 hours ago by Ronald L. Parks
This was a very good show. I was in the middle of my civilization class, and this story follows the timline nicely from Roman Republic to Roman Empire. Read morePublished 5 hours ago by Joe
Very well done. Follows history fairly well. Great costumes. Excellent acting. History at it's finest.Published 6 hours ago by LRB
Great (and short!) series that can best be described as raunchy and brutal. The historical overlay tempers the soapy elements, and even though not all is believable, one tends to... Read morePublished 9 hours ago by Lily Minu-Sepehr
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|Who's More Virtuous - Titus Pullo or Lucius Vorenus?||
Truth is I don't know that I would use 'virtuous' to describe either one of them. They were certainly both very human.
Vorenus might have had more moral fibre than Pullo, but Pullo was smarter and definitely more worldly-wise. For instance, both 'killed' because of love. Vorenus 'killed' the... Read More
Aug 24, 2007 by ScrabbleMaven | See all 12 posts
|What Are Your Thoughts On Gaia?||
Regrettably, Pullo's reaction to Gaia's confession proved he was never really worthy of Eirene's love. Gaia had done what Pullo had done. Eirene forgave, Pullo did not.
Sep 7, 2007 by Dennis Heffernan | See all 9 posts
|HBO Rome, I'm hooked, we're hooked, I'm LOVING with a passion, then ---...||
If only someone (maybe the same folks who did "Rome"???) would do a series on the early Medici! The HBO series on the Medici-- with the disgraceful subtitle "Godfathers of the Renaissance"-- was awful beyond belief.
Jul 4, 2009 by A reader | See all 5 posts
|What Are Your Favorite Lines In The Entire ROME Series?||
Titus in Egypt: "She was as wet as October"
Sep 4, 2007 by Tyronious Antonious | See all 15 posts
|Who Is Your Favorite Character In ROME And Why?||
Caesar was magnificent, complex, believable.
Nov 14, 2007 by Ben Roberts | See all 15 posts
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