HBO's Rome series on DVD

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  1. GorillaPaws macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a Lost junkie (I got into Battlestar Galactica too), but don't get HBO, and so never had the opportunity to watch the Rome series. Is anyone here who is a fan? What would you compare it too? Is it worth buying the season? Thanks in advance for your input.
     
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    I'm a HUGE fan and i must say it's definitely worth buying on dvd, but not for the $100 msrp. you can get it for less on amazon tho. you could also get it on netflix i suppose. it's kind of a high-quality historical soap opera, but with good acting and plotting.
     
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    Thats how i feel aswell, there is not much action but the storey is very nice amd its worth a watch. I would probebly buy it but $100 is a lot might i say.
     
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    Is this series complete already? Or will there be another season?

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    Actually Rome was made by HBO, BBC & RAI not just HBO :rolleyes: it was ok, it wasn't as good as people rave on about.
     
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    There will be another season. In fact it is probably filming right now as HBO has said it will begin airing in January '07.

    OP: You would be much better off viewing the first episode through Netflix/downloading before buying. I loved it but some of my other friends, who swear by anything HBO produces, hated it.
     
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    I haven't seen it, but that is based on the recommendation of Lori (see post below), who saw a few episodes while she was on her last business trip. We're both fans of generally the same TV shows (like Lost and BSG), so I took her on her criticism at face value. But, this may be an exception...
     
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    I thought the acting left something to be desired. The show actually put me to sleep when I watched it on my trip.
     
  9. GorillaPaws thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the advice guys. I had no idea it was that expensive for the season (I bought the first season of Lost for like $40 last year so I had that kind of price in mind when I posted about Rome). Looks like I may be renting this, at least to start out with (I'd REALLY have to like it to want to drop $60-100 on a tv show). I am excited to get into this now!
     
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