Sunday, April 22, 2007


I was chatting with my friend Steve tonight about the great HBO/BBC show Rome. I just finished watching the first season (spoiler - Caesar gets murdered!) and am a little sad that they only made one more season. In case you haven't seen it, it features two centurions, Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo, through a period of history beginning at Julius Caesar's conquest of Gaul and return to Rome. It's very good, and focuses a lot on the famous players as well (Brutus, Mark Antony, Cicero, Octavian), but some of the most touching moments come from Lucius and Pullo, who are essentially the buddy cops of the pic.
Lucius is the uptight, follow-the-rules one with the wife back home that he hasn't seen in the 8 years he's been in Gaul. Pullo is - well, he's Pullo. Imagine Jayne from Firefly. On HBO. Now crank it up a notch. A leeetle more.

Anyway, we were discussing Rome on MSN, and I thought this needed to be documented. If they can make a movie from a painting (Girl With a Pearl Earring doesn't count), I think this is development gold.

Stephen says:
Yeah, lucius is never going to be the same after that

Stephen says:
you might like the new lucius

Sarah says:
It was kinda funny there for a while though, the way he keeps saying he's not going to be a soldier and keeps getting dragged back. He's got a new job every ep. Today he's a merchant! Today he's an assassin! Today he's a senator! He just needs to wiggle his eyebrows some more and sit around and suddenly Rome would be a sitcom: The Wacky Adventures of Lucius and His Crrrrrazy Neighbour Titus Pullo.

Stephen says:
lmao, that is hilarious

Sarah says:
"Oh, Pullo, what have you gotten us into THIS time?"
"Well, Lucius, I thought we could go to the brothels!"
"But I have to go see Marc Antony in two hours."
"No reason we can't do both."
"But we can't be in two places at once!"
Then, sub in any episode of Three's Company, but with more beheadings and prostitutes.


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