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Rome
« on: September 02, 2005, 04:11:37 am »
Steve mentioned the HBO miniseries Rome in his podcast. I'm also watching it. It's very good so far. Lots of blood, violence and nudity. Good ole HBO. Is anyone else watching this?  It looks to be a good series.



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Re: Rome
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2005, 06:29:10 am »
I've heard about it, really looking forward to it coming to new zealand tv. probably in the next 3 months.....

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Re: Rome
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2005, 07:23:00 am »
I dont have HBO.

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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2005, 09:23:41 am »
/tirade on
I pruchased COX digital cable, got myself like 200 channels including all the flix/encore/IFC, the military channel, etc. But the 2 things I really wanted, G4 and HBO, I don't get. I'm trying to negotiate with COX to get G4, told them I'd happily do away with BYU TV (stay off my TV, mormons) or something like that, but HBO is an extra $10 a MONTH. To heck with it, I'll buy the DVDs of the series in a couple years.
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Looks like a very good show, I'm huge into all things rome :)
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Re: Rome
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2005, 05:11:27 pm »
Just watched the second episode and its getting better.  Violence, blood, lies and sex.

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Re: Rome
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2005, 06:09:34 pm »
Just watched the second episode and its getting better. Violence, blood, lies and sex.

Reminds me of my life from age 18-22...

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Re: Rome
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2005, 06:17:16 pm »
Bleh, don't even bother with G4 and concentrate on HBO.  I used to watch Tech TV all the time and when I got to see it again as G4, I could not believe how horrible it was.  I watched it for a few hours of hell just to see if it would get better and it didn't.
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Re: Rome
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2005, 09:46:57 am »
Gotta admit it would still be better than BYUTV
Besides which the main reason I like it is for X-Play. Not so much the reviews just the hosts poking fun and genreally having a good time.
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Re: Rome
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2005, 07:28:53 pm »
Bonus: Rome is on before Real Time.
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Re: Rome
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2005, 05:23:04 pm »
I just watched the latest episode of Rome. *Spoiler*

A ship was lost at sea and two of Caesar's soldiers were washed ashore on an island. Everyone else was dead. A few days later they tied bloated dead bodies together and made a raft (out of dead bodies) :o and floated out to sea and managed to wash up on the mainland. Caesar and Pompey had their battle, Pompey lost and fled to Egypt where he was beheaded.  Coming up next in new episodes is Egypt and Cleopatra.

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Re: Rome
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2005, 08:57:43 am »
Hello all !  This is my first post.  I just wanted to chime in and say that Rome is an awesome show that gets better each episode.  :D

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Re: Rome
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2005, 10:52:36 am »
I love the show, but it is sometimes a bit hard to follow with just so much going on all the time. Make sure that you check out this site which does a great recap of each episode every week:

http://www.tvsquad.com/category/rome/
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Re: Rome
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2005, 04:53:49 am »
I watched the last episode of Rome last night. Wow! I wish it wasn't over. It was a good show. If you haven't seen it, do. I'm sure HBO will re-play it for awhile.

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Re: Rome
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2005, 04:59:54 am »
Its still near the beginning here in the UK (odd because it was a co-production with the BBC). I like the show but all the explicet sex and violence seems to have been tacked on just so they get complaints and since all publicity is good publicity, attract more viewers.
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: Rome
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2005, 08:27:15 am »
well being set in Ancient Rome all the sex and violence isn't exactly going against the historical grain.
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Re: Rome
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2005, 09:11:32 am »
Oh, yeah i realise that but its all a bit too gratuitous, they go for full frontal nudity to achieve what could have been done with careful camera work. Example- Episode 3 or 4 I think, Mark Anthony is standing in the middle of a courtyard having oils spread on him and all the other roman hygene stuff why does it all have to be visible, it doesnt really have any purpose other than to shock people and get media attention, it would have been exactly the same dramatically if his privates were always obscured by something in the foreground but it wouldnt have made headlines or attracted complaints so they didnt do it
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Re: Rome
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2005, 09:20:46 am »
But I suppose you wouldn't have a problem with it if it had been a woman? The show seemed to treat both sexes the same in regards to the nudity.

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Re: Rome
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2005, 09:25:03 am »
I dont have a 'problem' with it in that sense but it seems like a really cheap way to attract attention from the media, the same goes for the parts when attia is getting out of the bath or any other scenes of gratuitous nudity. the violence is ok though  :D
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Re: Rome
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2005, 10:07:13 am »
Wait until you see the Gladiator scene where Pollo has to fight them as his punishment, its towards the end of the series. There's also some other things coming up that might be more offensive than the nudity. I believe they are depicting the Romans fairly accurate for that time period.