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Amph is the hbo series rome any good?

Discussion in 'Community' started by AAAAAH, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    It's been a while since I saw the show, but I did enjoy it.
     
  2. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    I'm shocked Jello didn't ban you for using a small "r".
     
  3. AAAAAH

    AAAAAH Jedi Knight star 4

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    kinda trifling, when there's so many other good reasons to ban me.
     
  4. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    It is enjoyable, but it is also an HBO show so there are a bunch of detestable craven sex interludes for no real reason. Happily, though, unlike Game of Thrones, no one tried to weave plot into it, so you can pretty much just fast forward without missing anything.
     
  5. Kiki-Gonn

    Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    No real reason? They're portraying the elites (mostly) in Ancient Rome. Those people went at it like bunnies.
     
  6. AAAAAH

    AAAAAH Jedi Knight star 4

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    sex for its own sake doesn't really bother me, unless it's really bad sex.
     
  7. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    They did lots of things. Go to the bathroom, eat at a luxurious pace, et cetera. None of those other activities get big weird interludes, so there's no particular reason this one should either.
     
  8. Valyn

    Valyn Jedi Master star 8

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    Rome sex scenes > Game of Thrones sex scenes
     
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  9. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Triflin' like Bird?

    lol. I bet you cover your face when they're on Wocky, but create a tiny gap to watch them through your fingers. You love it.
     
  10. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    Who's the virgin whore trope chick in that one for you to adore wocky (a la Kate or Boomer)?
     
  11. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Heh heh. Don't worry Clara, I know you're after the same thing that I am. I'll assure you that a good chunk of it takes place in the Urbs, and that their attempt to realistically render Roma is one of the highlights of the show. While distant views of the seven hills are necessarily either CGI or matte work, one of the main setpieces of the show is a pretty good reconstruction of the republican-era Forum Romanum. They've also done a great job showing the interior of various urban domus.

    Their portrayal of the Curia Cornelia, on the other hand, is sadly inaccurate but oh well.

    Nah he's kind of right in that a lot of stuff is not only unnecessary, but dead wrong. Like how they made a few characters known for chastity into complete... well, you know. And the reason was obviously ratings, as it tends to be with HBO. People rarely had affairs with highborn women because they were, well, kind of boring in bed. That's how they were raised (except for the scandalous ones -- though the scandalous ones were the same ones who dared get an education, so there were probably ulterior motives for maligning them) so men tended to prefer prostitutes or slaves when they wanted to have their fun times.

    Now, when they do properly portray late republican decadence (like with dodgy orgy parties and the like) I have less to complain about since that's more on the money.
     
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  12. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    haha u forgot margery tyrell

    hi-five, solojones. hi-five
     
  13. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi

    Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Jedi Master star 6

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    I watched Rome and totally enjoyed it. The sex/nude scenes got to the point with me where I was thinking, "Oh, well, they're naked again or they're having sex again," and just basically ignored those scenes. I did stop watching "Spartacus" because the sex scenes were over the top and just totally unnecessary to the plot.

    Game of Thrones has much less sex in it than either of the two shows mentioned above.
     
  14. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    its really not surprising that rome has a lot of unnecessary sex in it when you remember that john milius provided the intiative for it. you know, the fat paranoid misogynist who inspired the (very sympathetically portrayed, contra-reality, apparently) john goodman character in The Big Lebowski
     
  15. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    This is completely awful and outrageous. I can't believe that:

    A. You guys would say something like this
    B. They made such a terrible name to describe these characters (What does it even mean)
    C. It is true (?)

    Except, Rogue, you are in deep error about Margaery Tyrell. The books clearly establish that she doesn't know anything about sexual relationships, and the closest she comes to romance is love for her people and country.
     
  16. AAAAAH

    AAAAAH Jedi Knight star 4

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    okay i watched the first couple episodes and wow no wonder this show was cancelled - it looks like they spent millions upon millions of dollars on each. my favorite scene was the one where the boy and the clown hold up the liquor store and the truck rams through the window and kills the clown, leaving only the boy.
     
  17. AAAAAH

    AAAAAH Jedi Knight star 4

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    what is up with these egyptians? they look like star wars people. it's like cantina time on this show!
     
  18. Amatsu Mikaboshi

    Amatsu Mikaboshi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I don't know about authentic or accurate, but it was engaging and entertaining. The characters and plot moved along at a good pace, and the acting/writing had you either cheering or booing the characters.
     
  19. AAAAAH

    AAAAAH Jedi Knight star 4

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    i don't think i've encountered a character on this show that i do not like, other than the star wars egyptians from naboo. but they are still okay, actually.
     
  20. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Funny, I keep watching Spartacus because of the sex scenes. Different strokes, literally.
     
  21. Mortimer Snerd

    Mortimer Snerd Jedi Master star 4

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    I've never seen "Rome" or "Game of Thrones" but whenever people talk about them the conversation inevitably boils down to one thing:

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  22. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    No, you seek Oz.