Sunday, February 11, 2007

Beware the ides of March

Watch the HBO series Rome while you can, people. It appears that HBO has lost a pile of money on this show, and so it will not be returning for a third season. Not surprising, since it is shot on location in Italy, and the first season, only 12 episodes, cost an exorbitant 100 million dollars.

The second season, of which the 5th episode airs tonight (Sunday), probably cost more. But this is an epic show, and all the money spent really does show up onscreen (especially if you've got HD plasma).

Be warned, however: even considering other HBO shows like The Sopranos and Deadwood, this show is over the top in terms of nudity, violence, cursing, and other fun FCC anathema.


Kingfish said...

Too bad, I really enjoy this show.

Gleemonex said...

Only the good die young.

[Adding this one to Netflix queue]