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Futurama_Hil

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« on: 09-04-2005 22:04 »

Anyone watch this? Just saw the latest episode. So far, the first two episodes were pretty good. Definitley has me gripped to see what happens next; another quality show from HBO...

Discuss... if there is anyone else who has seen it   hmpf   cool


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« Reply #1 on: 09-05-2005 15:30 »

I saw the first episode, and recorded the second one. I was really impressed with how it's being done.

The level of historical accuracy is amazing, and it ties in dramatic plotlines to keep the viewer interested.

I'll definitely be watching this one every Sunday...
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« Reply #2 on: 09-16-2005 12:13 »
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What show are we talking about?  confused
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« Reply #3 on: 09-16-2005 15:04 »

Ever looked at the title of the thread?  tongue

 http://www.hbo.com/rome/
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« Reply #4 on: 11-03-2005 11:58 »

This started on BBC2 last night, it was pretty good, I'll certainly be watching future episodes  smile
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« Reply #5 on: 11-03-2005 15:06 »

I caught it on BBC2 last night as well. Although something did not seem right so I checked my old classic notes and a major character seemed to be missing. Ceaser and Pompey did not jsut share power between the two of them but with a third in a Triumvarate. It seems the Marcus Licinius Crassus was quite absent.

Never the less I enjoyed it. Certainly showed that young Octavius had a sound politcal mind. Hmm I wonder if they will do the battle of Acctium, that would be something to see.
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« Reply #6 on: 11-03-2005 16:08 »

despite not being completely historically correct, a lot of it is pretty true. 

anyone catch last sunday's episode [read:Nasty] ? it's getting exciting!
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« Reply #7 on: 11-03-2005 17:54 »

Frick-giblets. Missed it.

I've stopped watching TV as much as I used to, it's all BitTorrent now babeh, that's where it's at, but I will research this Rome thing and give it a shot!  tongue
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« Reply #8 on: 11-04-2005 06:17 »

Faze, it will be repeated on Sunday on BBC1 at 11:05 pm... don't watch it if you disapprove of violence and/or naked women though  tongue
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« Reply #9 on: 11-04-2005 14:02 »

...

*quietly and dignifiedly, sets 3 different alarm reminders so he won't forget*
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« Reply #10 on: 12-17-2005 00:15 »
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*bumpus maximus*

Ok, I've watched up to episode 10 or something and I'm still impressed.

But, I'm pissed off that I didn't get to see the battle between Caesar and Pompeys forces:
"Awwww! But I love battles!"   frown

The drama is great in it, it's not quite Lost drama but it's a little bit of drama, which is good.
And the unecessary violence and nudity is good too.

Go Titus Pullo!   big grin

Now, where's Hilo and the rest of you Rome likers?
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« Reply #11 on: 12-17-2005 16:28 »

how come in rome they say "init"
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« Reply #12 on: 12-17-2005 17:19 »

 
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Now, where's Hilo and the rest of you Rome likers?


well there's not much to talk about. Season ended weeks ago here   eek


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« Reply #13 on: 12-17-2005 17:54 »

And I hear the next one won't be out until 2007 or something, what's the dealio with tha?  confused

Haha, Pullo is still awesome, even though he killed those two guys that mucked it all up for him.  tongue
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« Reply #14 on: 12-17-2005 22:27 »

not sure what's up with the 2007. sucks though. but it's supposedly definitely happening.
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« Reply #15 on: 12-18-2005 11:06 »

Finished watching episode 12 (Kalends of February, gettit? "Beware the Ides of March, etc?):
Awww... poor Caesar, and Lucious.  cry

I don't like tragedy.
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« Reply #16 on: 12-18-2005 14:22 »

You have seen more of it than me then, latest episode I saw was the one where they rescued Cleopatra.. she was a cutie  wink
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« Reply #17 on: 01-03-2006 16:46 »

After Caesar's death, IRL, guess who became emperor 10 years later?
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« Reply #18 on: 01-03-2006 22:56 »

Marcus Crassus was dead (killed at Carrhae in 53 BC by the Parthians) by the time Caesar went at Pompey.  Series seems to run from Caesar's final years (52 BC) in Gaul up to 44 BC when he was assassinated. 

I like the show and have seen all episodes.  It tries to stick close to the actual history but some of it is obviously HBO touches - Nudity (I think this one of HBO's primary traits - can't think of good dialogue, show some naked folks having sex.  Lots is good, more is better).  Sometimes it's overkill. 

They seem to have given the lasses more power than they probably held in Rome (paterfamilias is a Roman concept after all) and I think they got Atia completely wrong.  (She seems to have been a rather meek mousey woman devoted to Octavius).

They also seem to have simplified a lot of the actual story.  I rather wish they could have spent some time setting things up with a little overview of all the stuff that happened prior to Caesar's Dictatorship (the Gracchi, Marius, Sulla, the use of the courts to prosecute political enemies, the Optimates, what Consul and Dictator actually meant, and the total corruption of the government).

That said, it is pretty good show and HBO is the leader in coming up with interesting series (Sopranos, Deadwood, etc.)
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« Reply #19 on: 01-14-2007 11:30 »

*bump*
Guess what shows second season starts tonight!  big grin
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« Reply #20 on: 01-14-2007 18:14 »

W00t.

An excellent series. Titus Pullo is awesome. He'd certainly make Asterix cry his eyes out.
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« Reply #21 on: 01-14-2007 19:19 »

I really want to check it out, but as far as I know, it's only available on PPV here. I may have to download it.
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« Reply #22 on: 01-15-2007 12:18 »

z0mg I watched it, it was pretty cool.
Mark Anthony is a badass.
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« Reply #23 on: 01-15-2007 12:58 »

 
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z0mg I watched it, it was pretty cool.
Mark Anthony is a badass.

i watched it last night as well. i was literally on the edge of my seat during the whole show.

Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #24 on: 01-15-2007 18:45 »

godammit, our new cable system doesn't include hbo. shit shit shit! i'll trust the reviews and wait till it shows up on dvd or something then.
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« Reply #25 on: 01-15-2007 20:08 »

It's nice to see a non EEEEEVIIIILL Brutus for once.
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« Reply #26 on: 01-22-2007 13:39 »

i watched last night's episode. i wasn't as into it was i was the season premier.

octavius turned into a sandy vag in my opinion. all he does is whine and complain and constantly wants his way.

i loved the return of cleopatra though. she is looking beautiful.

lucius verenius has totally gone off the deep end. i'm glad he finds he has a new purpose in life or something to keep him going but god damn what a flip from last season.

that "twist" at the very end where you see who was riding in that slave cart broke my heart some.
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« Reply #27 on: 01-22-2007 16:07 »

Octavian becomes the next Caesar dummy, whiners always get their way!  tongue

Yeah, Vorenus is turning to the Dark Side, but salvation lies ahead for him.
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« Reply #28 on: 01-23-2007 16:59 »

 
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Octavian becomes the next Caesar dummy, whiners always get their way!   tongue

Yeah, Vorenus is turning to the Dark Side, but salvation lies ahead for him.

i didn't get how Vorenus just took that guy for his word. also, he didn't look for his family that hard. when he finds his family again, he's gonna be totally ashamed about his whole "son of hades" spiel.

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« Reply #29 on: 01-28-2007 18:02 »



So who was in the slave cart? The slave boy? Vorenus his "son"? His wife and children too?


It seems Octavian hit the gym in between seasons.
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« Reply #30 on: 01-31-2007 14:46 »

He grew up a bit alright, young whippersnapper.

In this episode: Buggery!  eek

I wonder what Vorenus will do now that Pullo has some interesting news for him, stay with Mark Anthony or go...
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« Reply #31 on: 02-01-2007 18:10 »
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Hahaha, that guy got boned in the shitter.
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« Reply #32 on: 02-04-2007 11:22 »
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I watched the first series of Rome about 2 years ago and really liked it, I thought it showed what Rome would have been like etc and had a good plot line.

After watching them 2 years ago I have seen no sign of the new series on tv presently and would like to see more, does anyone know when its going to come back on in England???   confused
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« Reply #33 on: 02-05-2007 12:59 »

Well the first series was a HBO, BBC and RAI (Italia!) joint production, so it might be along eventually.

The latest episode seems to have moved things along quite a lot, there's even a new actor playing Octavian.
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« Reply #34 on: 02-05-2007 18:37 »

Woo. Great ep. I had expected more slaughter though.

My history is a little rusty. Whom is Brutus associating with and who are his enemies?
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« Reply #35 on: 02-06-2007 09:50 »
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The latest episode seems to have moved things along quite a lot, there's even a new actor playing Octavian.

Thanks for the info and I hope so!     smile

As I haven't seen the show in so long I have forgot who Octavian is, is he the smaller Roman guard who became corrupt by siding for the larger Roman, or is he the larger Roman who joined the underground group which mugged civilians???   confused As they were both good actors and I'm sad to hear one of them is being replaced   frown
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« Reply #36 on: 02-06-2007 14:35 »

Octavius is the son of (forgot her name) who sided with Marcus Antonius. He is the legal heir of Julius Caesar.
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« Reply #37 on: 02-06-2007 16:44 »
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Octavius is the son of (forgot her name) who sided with Marcus Antonius. He is the legal heir of Julius Caesar.

Oh so he was the smaller guard then? (Remember I'm not up to the stage in the series as you are so I don't think I knew that   tongue), if it is I thought he was a good actor for the role that's a shame he is gone, is the new guy any good???
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« Reply #38 on: 02-14-2007 16:27 »

^^He'll take some getting used to, but he's less bratty. Just a bit.

As for this week: maybe Vorenus' daughter will kill Vorenus in the future?
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« Reply #39 on: 03-05-2007 16:32 »


Wow, so much in that episode.
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