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3-season HBO mini-series "Rome"...very interesting. Shows political scheming

Discussion in 'Politics Forum (Local/National/World)' started by Thecrensh, Nov 12, 2017.



  1. Thecrensh

    Thecrensh Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    has been a constant throughout all human history.

    I don't know much about Gaius Julius Caesar, but the series portrays him as a man who used kindness for the commoner (feigned or real remains to be seen) to undermine the "establishment" Senate and "noble" families.

    He apparently promised out of work Roman citizens jobs - to do so meant undermining the slave-holding senate patricians and noble families. It almost sounded like the first known attempts at redistribution of wealth.

    Who can say what his real intentions were - whether he truly meant to make the common Roman man's lot in life better or was simply pandering to the masses for their support. Regardless, there are many similarities to what we see going on today - behind the scenes power struggles between the aristocracy, payoff of officials, murder, intrigue, control and manipulation of "the media".

    The more things change, the more things stay the same...
     
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    I enjoyed Rome.
    Only 2 seasons though, not 3.
    As I understand it the series was too expensive to produce & got the knife.
     
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    Great show, very well done.

    "Thirteen!"
     
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    Where can I watch it?
     
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    iTunes or Amazon for the DVD's. Enjoy...
     
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    look here
     
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    Yes, it was very well done. I've recommended it to several people, and I'm not much for TV type series. But HBO did a remarkable job with ROME..
     
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    Seems as if this is snippets of the movie put together...?
     
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    I think the whole series is there except for 8 and 10


     
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    I recommend it...kinda shows you in condensed form the way these "elites" think. If they don't like you, they'll try to kill you. If you think they like you, they don't and are trying to kill you. If you're related to them, they don't like you and are probably trying to kill you. They (mostly) don't think in terms of live an let live...they think in terms of "what's they best way for me to utilize this situation?" alone.

    Sounds a lot like sociopaths/psychopaths...
     
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    I especially liked and appreciated how they intertwined many of the roman gods into the story line.


    "I am a son of Hades .....I fvck Concordia in the arse."

    [Everyone in room shits their pants]
     
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    It's on Amazon Prime. If you dont have a Prime account but you know someone who does, they can loan you their account password with no issues.
     
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    Oh, it's Rome? yawnnnn.


    [​IMG] I was hoping the new 'HBO mini-series' link was gonna be 'ROMMEL'.​
     
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    pirate proxy...
     

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