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HBO's ROME

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Half a century before the dawn of Christianity, Rome has become the wealthiest city in the world, a cosmopolitan metropolis of one million people — epicenter of a sprawling empire. Founded on principles of shared power and fierce personal competition, the Republic was created to prevent any one man from seizing absolute control. It is a society where soldiers can rise up from provincial commoners to become national heroes, even leaders of the Republic.

But as the ruling class became extravagantly wealthy, the foundations have crumbled, eaten away by corruption and excess, and the old values of Spartan discipline and social unity have given way to a great chasm between the classes.

A richly layered look at history and the building of an empire, 'Rome' sets the stage for modern politics — infighting, corruption, party lines and the struggle to define collective values. "Human nature never changes," says co-creator Bruno Heller. "We see the same problems today — crime, unemployment, disease, and the struggle for social mobility and the pressure to preserve your place in a precarious society."

An intimate drama of love and betrayal, masters and slaves, and husbands and wives, 'Rome' chronicles the epic times that saw the fall of a Republic and the creation of an empire. The second season debuts Sunday, January 14th, 9pm ET/PT, exclusively on HBO.

A joint production between HBO and the BBC, 'Rome' was created by John Milius, William Macdonald and Bruno Heller. The series is shot throughout Italy and boasts the largest standing film set in the world, comprising five acres of backlot and six soundstages at the world-famous Cinecittà Studios.

Writers for Season Two include Bruno Heller, Scott Buck, Todd Ellis Kessler, Mere Smith, and Eoghan Mahony. Directors include Tim Van Patten (HBO's "Sex and the City"), Allen Coulter (HBO's "The Sopranos"), Alan Poul (HBO's "Six Feet Under"), Adam Davidson, Alik Sakharov, Robert Young, John Maybury, Carl Franklin and Steve Shill (HBO's "The Wire").

Among the actors starring in Rome's second season are Kevin McKidd ("Kingdom of Heaven") as Lucius Vorenus, Ray Stevenson ("King Arthur") as Titus Pullo, Polly Walker ("Patriot Games") as Atia of the Julii, James Purefoy ("Vanity Fair") as Mark Antony, Tobias Menzies ("Foyle's War") as Marcus Junius Brutus, Lindsay Duncan ("Under the Tuscan Sun") as Servilia of the Junii, and Kerry Condon ("Angela's Ashes") as Octavia of the Julii.

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  • icolicol 10th PEx Oscar Pool Top 10
    Sadly, it already was canceleld after its third season on US.
  • icol wrote: »
    Sadly, it already was canceleld after its third season on US.

    no. it just ran for 2 seasons. no 3rd season because its expensive/ high cost of production....

    i think there is an existing thread for this somewhere.....
  • icolicol 10th PEx Oscar Pool Top 10
    crap. rome has been for two seasons nga lang. tama ka,.

    i'm sorry. deadwood yung nasa isip ko. hehe. also cancelled.
  • iRebirthiRebirth PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    finished the series. it's among the best out there. *okay*
  • topsellertopseller IS WATCHING YOU. PEx Expert 🎖️
    Correct.

    I love Atia of the Junii. She's my favorite. A cunning character. Loved her to death.

    It season ended with a scene of Pullo and Caezarian. Sadly, no more Season 3. Geesh. It's one of my favorite shows..next to Lost and Heroes.
  • this show is awesome!!! sucks its only for 2 seasons... im currently on Episode 2 Season 1... this show is so good... although the sex scenes kinda bother me... but hey, its not TV, its HBO. lol.
  • topsellertopseller IS WATCHING YOU. PEx Expert 🎖️
    episode 2 season 1? Long way to go jaynormous...:-)
  • topseller wrote: »
    episode 2 season 1? Long way to go jaynormous...:-)

    i know... more sex scenes... hopefully no more with Pompey in it. GO CAESAR!!!
  • topsellertopseller IS WATCHING YOU. PEx Expert 🎖️
    jaynormous wrote: »
    i know... more sex scenes... hopefully no more with Pompey in it. GO CAESAR!!!

    No more....I'm starting to have a crush on Octavian...:-) The younger Octavian...He's ( I know this is so Paris but...) He's HOT! :-) *okay*
  • the sex scenes kinda tapered off in the second season. ah, well. i thought octavian in the second season was hotter though. :D
  • topseller wrote: »
    No more....I'm starting to have a crush on Octavian...:-) The younger Octavian...He's ( I know this is so Paris but...) He's HOT! :-) *okay*

    is it the same Octavian as in the first season... Glabius was pretty hot. lol. and Brutus is hot too (is he still the same actor in the 2nd season)...

    just saw Episode 3... GO CAESAR!!! damn that Pompey and his men, especially Cato.... i guess Brutus gets forgiven by Caesar somehow.

    lovin the story arches concerning Atia and Octavian, and Vorenus and Niobe. *okay*
  • just finished the first season...

    whuuh huuu huuu!!! lol...

    i knew it was gonna happen but in the first season!!1

    well... considering theres only 2 seasons i guess its aiite...

    but daym!!! so much bad things happened to those characters i liked... and that stupid b!+ch Servilia is having her plans come true... i hate her!!!

    such a good show... so real. so full of emotions.

    lovin Brutus. wow!!! what a breakdown scene for him...

    cant wait to watch Season 2!!! so Mark Antony will take over now right? and she will hook up with Cleopatra? and the rest is history
  • topsellertopseller IS WATCHING YOU. PEx Expert 🎖️
    ^ I just wish Filipinos can also do soaps like this....

    Ecanatadia was close enough though...but not....not really...almost but not quite....:-)

    No more Season 3, sad to say.
  • topseller wrote: »
    ^ I just wish Filipinos can also do soaps like this....

    Ecanatadia was close enough though...but not....not really...almost but not quite....:-)

    No more Season 3, sad to say.

    i know... they couldve done this show til the end of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the Middle Ages. gah... this show just made me get hooked on History again.

    i want a season 3... we should get a petition going... start sending things to HBO's headquarters.
  • paenggoypaenggoy PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Lasted only an episode for this one, probably because I saw I, Claudius, which I enjoyed very much.
  • BeerhandBopBeerhandBop PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    i tried watching... couldnt get into it.

    boardwalk empire - da bes.
  • DAKINDAKIN PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Up ko lang ito kasi I'm planning to watch the BluRay of 2 Seasons soon.

    Sana magustuhan ko.
    I read rave reviews and also this is an Emmy winner.
  • winterfell2013winterfell2013 PEx Rookie ⭐
    Hello @DAKIN hindi ka magsisi hehe. Though for me mas maganda talaga ang season 1 sa season 2. I think nung time na pinapalabas to dun na din nag start ang HBO ng Game of Thrones. Kaya 2 seasons lang ang Rome. Then after Rome, Spartacus naman. 
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