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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 22/6/2007 11:23:42 AM   
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I know.  I'm really hoping there's going to be a showdown between those two at some point.

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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 22/6/2007 11:37:36 AM   
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Oh, there has to be! Personally, I'm rooting for Atia

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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 22/6/2007 1:17:24 PM   
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octavious is probably the most well spoken kid in tv history - the last episode he's really upped his game. him and pullo are perhaps the best characters in the show. oh and mar antony, oh theyre all good

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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 22/6/2007 3:45:32 PM   
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Slightly off topic, but I got the boxset of the first series this morning, so I was well pleased as it arrived earlier than I thought it would

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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 22/6/2007 3:52:58 PM   
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Hahaha, how much did you pay for that beauty then? I'm assuming you had seen the first series?

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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 22/6/2007 5:09:01 PM   
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Hahaha, how much did you pay for that beauty then? I'm assuming you had seen the first series?


Of course I have and it was err, 25, I think.  No doubt someone will post now and tell me I could have got it cheaper, but I don't care

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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 22/6/2007 6:47:42 PM   
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i think i might buy it - i could use my card, but my mums been pissing me off all day so i might use hers. ah kids can be so cruel muhuhahahaha

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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 24/6/2007 9:20:25 PM   
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I'm sure it's been said on here before, but James Purefoy is absolutely fucking brilliant as Marc Anthony in this show.

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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 24/6/2007 9:58:12 PM   
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Twas a quality episode tonight. It's all setting up quite nicely.

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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 25/6/2007 8:15:35 AM   
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JUPITER'S CUNT!!!

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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 25/6/2007 11:44:34 AM   
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If there were awards for creative swearing on TV shows then this would be tough to beat.

I'm never sure what to make of Rome really. It's certainly very watchable and enjoyable, but I can't decide if it's actually any good or just glossy trash. There are certainly moments of higher quality, particularly with the political machinations, but at times it feels like the different characters are inhabiting entirely different shows - particularly when the historical characters share a scene with the entirely fictional ones.

Surprised with the Beeb's scheduling of this though, it's a new episode on Wednesday isn't it?


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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 25/6/2007 11:52:30 AM   
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Cappy, I thought you'd seen all of Season 2 already. If you have, like I, then you know the show is bloody brilliant.

I'm still hoping for a Titus Pullo spin-off series.....

It would be hotter than Vulcan's dick.

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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 25/6/2007 11:58:20 AM   
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If there were awards for creative swearing on TV shows then this would be tough to beat.

I'm never sure what to make of Rome really. It's certainly very watchable and enjoyable, but I can't decide if it's actually any good or just glossy trash. There are certainly moments of higher quality, particularly with the political machinations, but at times it feels like the different characters are inhabiting entirely different shows - particularly when the historical characters share a scene with the entirely fictional ones.

Surprised with the Beeb's scheduling of this though, it's a new episode on Wednesday isn't it?



Yeah, they seem to be showing two episodes a week for some reason.

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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 25/6/2007 6:31:15 PM   
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yer which i think is stupid, i liked one show a week.

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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 25/6/2007 6:34:34 PM   
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They're pushing thorugh them in five weeks, I presume because they've got The Tudors lined up for end of summer/autumn.

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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 25/6/2007 6:37:59 PM   
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What time is the repeat for the wednesday episode of Rome? I'm out on wednesday night so i will miss it.

Btw, is it me or does anyone else not like the opening credits?


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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 25/6/2007 6:45:31 PM   
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It's repeated early on Friday morning at 12.10 am, directly after the repeat of the Sunday episode. 

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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 25/6/2007 8:13:15 PM   
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You don't have BBC2?! Are you Armish?


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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 25/6/2007 8:40:16 PM   
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What time is the repeat for the wednesday episode of Rome? I'm out on wednesday night so i will miss it.

Btw, is it me or does anyone else not like the opening credits?



It's you.  I love 'em.

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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 25/6/2007 8:44:12 PM   
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has anyone notice the lack of sex in the first two episodes. maybe i just liked rome for the porn, but there has been a distinct lack of it.

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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 28/6/2007 10:38:27 AM   
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great episode last night - this is superb telly even though it takes huge licence with history

I knew Lucius Vorenus kids were alive as his character needs redeeming

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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 28/6/2007 11:49:53 AM   
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the first gay sex scene was not needed, it was merely an addon to another scene.

i cnt believe the produces have lost the straight sex appeal and move to gay sex!

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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 28/6/2007 1:01:13 PM   
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the first gay sex scene was not needed, it was merely an addon to another scene.

i cnt believe the produces have lost the straight sex appeal and move to gay sex!


I'm probably going to regret this, but what is your problem with those scenes? they were hardly dragged out unnecessarily, were they? also, make up your mind, would you? you complain that there's been 'a lack of sex' then you complain because it's between two men.

The trailer for Sunday's episode looks good.

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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 28/6/2007 1:05:47 PM   
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I don't have a problem with showing man-on-man lovin', but I did wonder why we needed to see that scene..? It seemed like it came from nowhere and went nowhere. But then I suppose it does show why....Him, that slave guy, can't remember his name...would take the boy-assassin into the house.
 
Anyhoo, I was a bit irritated by the trailer for next week - it shows that Atia survives! I wanted a little suspense, is that so much to ask for? Does look like an AMAZING episode though!

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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 28/6/2007 1:08:52 PM   
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You think that pretty boy would have had the sense to leave Atia's house after putting the poison in the stew, wouldn't you?

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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 28/6/2007 1:16:10 PM   
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Presumably Marc Antony hadn't heard of the expression "don't bludgeon the messenger to death" before his actions in the senate. Powerful scene though - I still think Purefoy would have made a good James Bond, though Craig's certainly made the role his own now.

Thought the structure was a bit odd last night: they end on a cliffhanger yet 3/4 of the way through the episode there's a 3 months later title card? Presumably Octavian's going to come back next episode looking a bit older and, erm, played by a different actor? 

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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 28/6/2007 1:16:15 PM   
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He's too pretty to understand, I'm afraid.
 
Or maybe he figured he'd get away with it and not be suspected.

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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 28/6/2007 1:18:46 PM   
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Presumably Marc Antony hadn't heard of the expression "don't bludgeon the messenger to death" before his actions in the senate. Powerful scene though - I still think Purefoy would have made a good James Bond, though Craig's certainly made the role his own now.

Thought the structure was a bit odd last night: they end on a cliffhanger yet 3/4 of the way through the episode there's a 3 months later title card? Presumably Octavian's going to come back next episode looking a bit older and, erm, played by a different actor? 


I agree with the James Bond bit and as he didn't get it I think he'd be great in Spooks, maybe as a male version of Tessa or something*

*I know that looks weird written down, but I know what I meant

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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 28/6/2007 1:35:18 PM   
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It is odd as before this he always seemed pretty lightweight. But he does seem to relish the role.

I think it has gone off the boil slightly - I agree with Captain Black's comments above and I think the politics has taken the show higher than the often glossy soap with sex aspects. But that has been a little lacking after episode one - with and admittedly brilliant way of dealing with the funeral speeches we all probably feel we are familiar with.

Hopefully Octavian's return will sort that out. ANd we can see how far Cicero will really go in his attempt to channel Thelma Barlow.

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RE: Rome series 2 BBC 2 thread - 28/6/2007 1:36:30 PM   
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Purefoy tested for Bond when Brosnan got it so what 94/95? They'd probably dub him as too old now, tho clearly he's still got it physically! LOL Last night was brilliant. I dont see a problem with the gay sex scenes at all, thats what they did,  seemingly they didnt care as long as they got some! LOL

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