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    ew. You mean they show gross stuff in this show? Like what stuff?

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    So, for the purposes of this HBO show, was the guy that killed Pompey Magnus shown in the show before? He looked like the guy Marc Anthony punched into the little fountain/pool thing to me? It can be easy to confuse some of the characters at times.

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    I don't know a lot about this time period, so what happened to pompey was very shocking to me! I was very surprised. Next week's looks really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fort_Fan
    ew. You mean they show gross stuff in this show? Like what stuff?
    Never watched an HBO series before?

    Pretty much anything goes...very much R rated, sometimes worse.
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    FYI: I read in some entertainment mag where one of the writers said Lucius' wife was 15 when he left. Just to clarify the age.

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    wow, tonight's episode has to be my favourite yet. it was full of action, mysteries, intrigue, timing, etc.

    are they not airing it next week on HBO too? and airing mary full of grace in it's place just for next week?

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    Last night's episode was pretty fun, especially seeing all the Egyptian costumes and sets. I had a good laugh because it looked like Caesar and Cleopatra used the same barber. But I really missed seeing Atia and Octavian. What's really weird to me, though, for the whole series as an entirety, is the vastly different lengths of time each episode is supposed to take/signify. Like when Pullo killed Vorenius' brother-in-law...there were at most a few months in time between the episode when Pullo killed the guy and then the next episode when the sister-in-law was talking about her missing husband. But then, last night, clearly 9 months had passed from the beginning of the episode to the end. Sure, I *get* the time passages, but I just think is kind of strange.

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    OK....I thought there was never a doubt as to who Caesarian's father was (Caesar). So what was the deal with Pullo getting his turn? At first they seemed to make Cleopatra out to be some drug-addicted tramp...which she was not. Maybe I'm just looking at it the wrong way...

    Great episode, regardless!
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    Quote Originally Posted by waywyrd
    At first they seemed to make Cleopatra out to be some drug-addicted tramp...which she was not. Maybe I'm just looking at it the wrong way...
    that was definitely the impression i got at first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoneGrrrl
    What's really weird to me, though, for the whole series as an entirety, is the vastly different lengths of time each episode is supposed to take/signify. Like when Pullo killed Vorenius' brother-in-law...there were at most a few months in time between the episode when Pullo killed the guy and then the next episode when the sister-in-law was talking about her missing husband. But then, last night, clearly 9 months had passed from the beginning of the episode to the end. Sure, I *get* the time passages, but I just think is kind of strange.
    I have no idea how they are figuring time lines for these two characters.

    LOS ANGELES - Back in 52 B.C., Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo were bit players in Julius Caesar's sweeping account of the Gallic Wars. Now these two soldiers assigned to the conquerer's 13th Legion have leading roles in HBO's lavish new series "Rome," about historic events as seen through the eyes of ordinary men.

    "These names actually walked the earth ... It made you think, `My God, you are going to carry somebody's name. Let's flesh him out. Let's see what he is!'" says Ray Stevenson ("The Theory of Flight," "King Arthur"), who plays Pullo, a big, bold man who loves a fierce fight, a stiff drink and a good whore.
    Kevin McKidd ("Trainspotting") plays disciplined and dedicated Vorenus, who returns home after years of battles to a wife who may not have been faithful and a Republic that's on the brink of civil war.

    "These are the only two ordinary soldiers mentioned by Caesar in his book, so the idea was to do a sort of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern take," says Bruno Heller, the series' co-creator, executive producer and writer. He refers, of course, to the two minor characters in Shakespeare's "Hamlet" who became the title characters of a widely acclaimed Tom Stoppard play. "I essentially took the seed of that idea to try to tell a big, historical epic, but from the street level, the everyman's point of view," Heller explains.

    "It's a wonderful device to be able to show the huge events in history this way. Sometimes it is the man in the street who drops the stone that causes the ripple, which upsets the empire. I'm sure it's happening today as we speak," says Stevenson.
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