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5.0 out of 5 stars Irresistible historical drama, 21 Oct 2006
This review is from: Rome: The Complete HBO Season 1 (6 Disc Box Set) [DVD] [2006] (DVD)
This is an imaginative version of the story of Rome that happened between the defeat of Vercingetorix by Caesar in Gaul and Caesar's final bloody betrayal by his friend Marcus Brutus in the senate. Even though there are lots fictional plots, sub-plots and intrigues that are more fascinating than any soap-opera I've ever watched, the bigger story is as historically accurate as they could make it. That is, the main events that we read about in the history of the period and as far as possible, the city of Rome, the exteriors and interiors of buildings, the costumes and the customs, are all as close to historical reality a they could manage. I can't remember when I enjoyed a drama series so much. I never missed an episode when it was shown on the BBC and I've been so gripped by it second time round, on these DVDs, that I've stumbled up to bed at 4am twice this week, disgusted with myself for my lack of will-power -- I just couldn't stop watching. The acting is superb and the casting is a work of genius -- not an actor out of place. I can't recommend this series highly enough: all the colourful and sparkling fictional stories and the way they fit together into the overall historical picture, the wonderful costumes, the authentic city sets and countryside scenes, the dramatic music -- everything about it impresses me. Now I'm both looking forward to and dreading the next series. Can't wait, but afraid of disappointment -- expectations are sky-high, but how can it possibly be as good as series one?
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