Thursday, March 08, 2007
As if losing Studio 60 wasn't bad enough
Rome! All gore and evil. Whorenius going berserk and everything turning ugly and sad.
I studied classics at the University. I marvelled at the ingenious plumbing, the heated floors, the aqueducts, the terme, the paintings, the tragic of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the intrigues, Anthony & Cleopatra, Cesar & Cleopatra, the women, the gossip, the colours, the gladiators, the madness.
I went to India, partly because I think that is as close you can come to ancient day Rome.
But never once did I imagine you could take all this, all that was once Rome and make it into a tv-series that couldn't hold my interest for even an hour. Does it pick up after the first episode of the 2nd season?
This is what I turn to, in my hour of disappointment. I stole it from my dad when I was 12, it has never ever let me down.