Monday, September 12, 2005

Rome 1x03 - An Owl in a Thornbush

Maybe he took a crap and missed it. - Titus Pullo

24 carat pure comedy gold in this, marvelously quotable, episode. The little touches help make it so watchable, such as a blind Cupid leading Octavia and her doomed lover to their nuptial chamber, and “Will that be all, domina?”

I’m starting to develop a real attachment to many of the characters. Atia is my new favourite TV bitch, a first century B.C Julii Cooper. Arrogant Pompey, a man with no understanding of human nature, is doomed to witness all his tactics unravel through the craven behaviour of his underlings. Titus and Lucius, one of the great double acts; though they may bicker, they influence one another in quite subtle ways. And Caesar, unknowable, untouchable, inexorable.

The only thing that could make this better would be if Joe R Lansdale suddenly started writing for it.

Category: Movies and TV

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