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Vanity: New episode of "ROME" on HBO-HD tonight (Episode 9: UTICA)-GGG Ping!
HBO ^ | 30 OCT 05 | dcbryan1

Posted on 10/30/2005 5:31:07 PM PST by DCBryan1

Episode 9: Utica

With Scipio and Cato defeated, Caesar returns home to a hero's welcome. Vorenus and Pullo's showdown with local thug Erastes gets an unexpected reprieve from Caesar. Servilia's plan to use Octavia to unearth a secret about Caesar backfires. Don't miss the all new episode "Utica", Sunday, October 30th at 9PM ET.

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Well, the cold sweats are over...we have a new episode of Rome on HBO tonight.
1 posted on 10/30/2005 5:31:11 PM PST by DCBryan1
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To: Perdogg; Spok; Brian Mosely; dubyaismypresident; Callahan; the OlLine Rebel; teenyelliott; ...
ROME-NEW EPISODE tonight!

..and for the GGG Pinglist!

2 posted on 10/30/2005 5:38:27 PM PST by DCBryan1 (Veni, Vidi, Visa (I came, I saw, I spent))
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To: DCBryan1

Really looking forward to it! :-)


3 posted on 10/30/2005 5:39:57 PM PST by nopardons
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To: DCBryan1

I love this show.


4 posted on 10/30/2005 5:40:59 PM PST by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: DCBryan1
Deadwood is better, but Rome is pretty damn good. Thanks for the heads-up.
5 posted on 10/30/2005 5:54:32 PM PST by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: ChadGore

As do I. It's absolutely fantastic.


6 posted on 10/30/2005 5:54:55 PM PST by Alexander Rubin (Octavius - You make my heart glad building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: DCBryan1
Rent the BBC's I Claudius mini series. I think you'll find it's better (if you can get past Picard being Caligula's henchman, Sejanus).

Then read the books. They're better still.

You'll love what Livia has to do to get Augustus.

7 posted on 10/30/2005 6:12:06 PM PST by Phsstpok (There are lies, damned lies, statistics and presentation graphics, in descending order of truth)
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To: DCBryan1

Thanks! I'm already planning to set the DVR for it since the "live" version shows scenes from next week and the HBO on Demand doesn't.


8 posted on 10/30/2005 6:12:20 PM PST by Spyder
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To: DCBryan1
I'm wondering how Servilia is going to use the info about who fathered Niobe's son.

Also, I knew that historically, Octavian cared for his sister, but DAMN...
9 posted on 10/30/2005 7:19:38 PM PST by Brian Mosely (A government is a body of people -- usually notably ungoverned)
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To: Brian Mosely
Octavian cared for his sister, but DAMN

I was VERY disappointed in those kids! I really didn't think either one of them would do it.

And Ceasar is gonna be piiiiiised about what was done to Servilia.

Gee, I just wonder who could have set that deal up???

I LOVE this show! And Pullo's slave really needs to loosen up. The poor man needs some real lovin'.

10 posted on 10/30/2005 7:24:15 PM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: teenyelliott
And Ceasar is gonna be piiiiiised about what was done to Servilia.

My first thought at the end of tonight's episode was, "I have to ask Ms. Elliott if she thinks Servilia will swallow her pride and clue Caesar in on what Atia had done to her."

Well?

11 posted on 10/30/2005 9:21:00 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (This space left intentionally blank)
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Just adding this to the GGG catalog, not sending a general distribution.

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12 posted on 10/30/2005 9:27:01 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated my FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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To: Phsstpok

I read the two "I Claudius" books thirty years ago, when the series first came out on PBS. Most rewarding reading and viewing.


13 posted on 10/30/2005 9:30:43 PM PST by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: Phsstpok
I Claudius got me started on reading over 3,000 pages of Roman history up through AD 69. It was excellent and one of the best things I've seen on TV.

I think this one is better. I like the way it's showing the centurian and the soldier's private lives and showing battle from the commoner's perspective. I hope it has many seasons.

14 posted on 10/30/2005 9:31:16 PM PST by bigsigh
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

You know, I don't think Atia had that done...I think it was Octavian. Seemed to me that it was a bit more "finessed" that Atia's usual MO. Maybe?


15 posted on 10/30/2005 9:34:36 PM PST by KarenMal
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To: Phsstpok
LOL -- I remember Patrick Steward wearing a rug for that role.

(IIRC, he lost his hair in his twenties. He wishes that somebody back then had mentioned how sexy women would find the resulting look.)

16 posted on 10/31/2005 5:58:57 AM PST by steve-b (A desire not to butt into other people's business is eighty percent of all human wisdom)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
I don't think Servilia will tell him. But he will find out.

I thought it was interesting that they made a point of showing the look on Timon's face. He was NOT happy about this particular event. Wonder what he's gonna do about it?

17 posted on 10/31/2005 9:15:34 AM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: teenyelliott
Wonder what he's gonna do about it?

As soon as he stops thinking with his John Thomas...he may actually be in a position to...or be motivated to do harm to the vile wench Atia.
Servilia at least has something of an excuse for her behavior. Atia is simply evil and I think Timon realizes this. But then, he may have actually precipitated this course of events. Was it actually he who told Servilia about who killed Octavia's husband? Hmmmm.

Though I doubt it will happen. The series seems to be on the fast track towards March 15th, 44BC. Only 3 episodes left.

BTW...off topic...check out my latest digital handiwork.

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18 posted on 10/31/2005 9:27:24 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (This space left intentionally blank)
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To: KarenMal
I think it was Octavian.

Interesting. Could be. But I think Octavian is a lot more pissed at his mum than Servilia at the moment. Perhaps he IS thinking 3 moves ahead and will now sit back and watch what befalls Atia as a result of this latest assault on Servilia.

He's a sneaky little bugger. He could be Emperor one day.
Yeah, that's the ticket. He could be, Emp..eror. And he could call himself...Caesar Augustus.

19 posted on 10/31/2005 9:31:24 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (This space left intentionally blank)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

anyone know if they will continue the series next year?


20 posted on 10/31/2005 10:22:23 AM PST by bigsigh
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To: bigsigh
anyone know if they will continue the series next year?

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It has been renewed for a second season. =;^)

21 posted on 10/31/2005 11:00:33 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (This space left intentionally blank)
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To: bigsigh
anyone know if they will continue the series next year?

They will film a 2nd season next year, but it won't be shown until 2007

22 posted on 10/31/2005 6:34:11 PM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: qam1

thanx


23 posted on 10/31/2005 6:34:38 PM PST by bigsigh
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To: teenyelliott
And Ceasar is gonna be piiiiiised about what was done to Servilia.

I don't think so. I think they'll use it as a reason for wimpy Brutus to get mad enough to assassinate Ceasar

24 posted on 10/31/2005 6:41:44 PM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts; teenyelliott
I don't think Caesar cares about what happens to Servilia.

I doubt Atia was behind the assault - Timon wouldn't have looked so surprised by it. After all, Timon is the one who does her dirty work for her.

Also, Servilia is more evil than Atia.

Atia is a constant schemer trying to cover all her bases to stay on top - she is certainly a wicked woman, but for her it's all politics, not personal.

Servilia on the other hand is truely hateful - seducing a young woman and screwing with her head, convincing her to commit incest just to get back at her mother without securing any material advantage - this is a sick mind indeed. Yet she likes to pretend that she is better than Atia.

25 posted on 11/01/2005 6:23:21 AM PST by wideawake (God bless our brave troops and their Commander-in-Chief)
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