Monday, July 17, 2006

HBO tortures my soul.

Aughz! I just saw this in the Classics-L list. Apparently, HBO's Rome is done after the second season! That is just cruel! I hope they find a way to extend it. Eheu

In other news, I'm away from my usual snappy DSL connection this week, so the updates will be slower. I'm also not keeping track of all the blogs/lists I usually read, or I'm only skimming them. So I'll probably miss some things. If anyone really wants something posted, as usual, you can comment here.


Blogger Alun said...

Perhaps they could do the Iliad? That would have long-term potential. After that they could take one of the more minor characters and do the spin-off series Odyssey.

5:57 AM  
Blogger Glaukôpis said...

Perhaps, but they'd likely run into the same financial problems. It's probably cheaper to stick with Rome, since they already have a good portion of what they need (and have done a great job with it and have a following!). With the Iliad, they'd have to start over from scratch.

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Sean M. said...

They seem to like ending the series drastically (just look at how they ended Season 1 before they knew there would be a Season 2) so if they decide to continue, I hope they do it before they are done filming. It was an excellent series (I'll never know how they managed to get so much money into the hands of people who would listen to their historical advisors!), so I hope we get more seasons, but we'll be fortunate to have had two.

12:50 PM  
Blogger Glaukôpis said...

Re: Sean M. - Yeah, I'm grateful for the two, but it's really a shame that the actually good shows on TV always seem to get cut so quickly, while the not-so-great stuff gets to run forever. Ah well, such is life (or TV anyway).

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey... maybe they'll decide to eBay the costumes and props for charity (Cats of Rome anyone?)! I'm sure I won't score anything from the Star Trek auction this fall, but Rome might be doable...

What am I bid for lucky Gallic penis? or hey... Pompey's head?!



8:43 PM  
Blogger Glaukôpis said...

LOL I'd love such an auction! ::grin::

2:41 PM  

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