7.21.2006

Rome

posterart_man_640x480I am completely and utterly addicted to HBO's Rome.

My girl Jen (she of NIN-silly-commenting fame) burned me the complete first season, and though I was skeptical, I gave it a shot.

Oh.My.God.

The sets are amazing, the storylines engrossing, the characters deliciously evil, conniving, heroic or just plain mesmerizing.

Naturally, Pullo is my favorite character (played by the amazing Ray Stevenson), followed closely by Atia, played brilliantly by Polly Walker. But really, everyone is intriquing in their own way...

I recently heard they are only going to film one more season of the series, due to it being only a 2-year contract with BBC, and it *is* an insanely expensive show - filmed on location in Italy.

The second season is to debut in 2007. *sob*

If you haven't seen Rome, watch it! You won't be disappointed!

4 comments:

madame_r said...

Now if I can only get you to watch Carnivale. :)

I can't believe you had reservations. Didn't I compare Pullo to Jayne? Nuff said. ;)

Jalehlabad said...

I have been raving about this show since I watched the first episode. I am so glad you are on board. I am sad to report the second season will also be it's final season. Something to do with it costs too much to make.

Carrie said...

I've been a Ray Stevenson fan since I saw him as Dagonet in King Arthur. I haven't thought about watching Rome though. Guess I'll just have to use the On Demand feature my cable company offers and do just that.

madame_r said...

Thanks, for the info Carrie! King Arthur is now in my download list. :)