Rome was glorious. A thing of beauty. I can't actually think of anything coherent to say besides that. The producers of that travesty Empire should take note: THIS IS HOW YOU DO GOOD HISTORICAL DRAMA. A truly, truly worthy successor to I, Claudius. And with the relative prudishness of the late 70s in the past, added smut and gore!
If Channel Nine yanks this from the schedule, I'm going to write angry letters. Or rabidly torrent the episodes/buy the dvd.
*Obviously needs a Rome!Cicero icon now. Will step right on this tomorrow*
Also, I just about died when I realized that young Octavian was wee Lord Blakeney from Master and Commander.