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Old December 29th, 2011, 12:22 PM   #1

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I'm not sure whether I should post this thread here, but hey.

Has anybody seen this? Despite details being... changed around somewhat (as is to be expected), I am certainly appreciative of having a high-budget television show that chronicles the end of the Republic.

My only gripe is how rushed the second season is, due to the cancellation.
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Old December 29th, 2011, 12:30 PM   #2

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I would have liked to seen a little more at the court of Cleopatra/ Antony as well...but what are you going to do?

Here is a link for the social group on the show as well:
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BTW...welcome to Historum.
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Favorite character in the series was Marc Antony, here is some clip's of the highlight's.
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I liked the series. It was the most realistic reconstruction of ancient Rome or even any ancient world ever attempted. They made all the buildings looking dirty and cheap, which actually was perhaps too much rustic as opposed with the cinematic reconstructions of a Rome made of white marble.
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The second series was a major let down - brilliant, but disappointing.
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Old December 29th, 2011, 01:17 PM   #7

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The second series was a major let down - brilliant, but disappointing.
Why do you say that?

I like the show largely for depicting Rome as she probably was - crude, filthy, and full of both casual sadism and the full range of human emotions that we rarely associate with such a distant and glorified chapter in history.
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Favorite character in the series was Marc Antony, here is some clip's of the highlight's.
Rome - Mark Antony Owns Everyone: Part 1 - YouTube
Every time I watch the show, my wife asks me when I am going to sue HBO for using me as a basis for Vorenus. I guess that makes him my favorite character by default.
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The second series was a major let down - brilliant, but disappointing.
Is it a let down because of the notable absence of Ciarin Hinds brilliant portrayal of GJC?
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Why do you say that?

I like the show largely for depicting Rome as she probably was - crude, filthy, and full of both casual sadism and the full range of human emotions that we rarely associate with such a distant and glorified chapter in history.
Yeah, brilliant for all that. But the second series compressed so much into what, 6 or 8 episodes (?) and I wanted much more narrative, more incredible setting, colourful characterisation (Pullo and Atia were engrossing characters). If they'd taken their time with the story and stretched series 2 into at least 2 or 3 more series, I'd've been happy! I'm not detracting from the brilliance of the show, only complaining that there weren't enough of them!
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