69) Triumph (Rome)

The Joker On The Sofa

Rome was doomed from the start. The show, I mean, not the city. Its budget was crippling, but that was because the production was so high-quality. The sets were massive and elaborate, the costuming was extravagant, and there were a lot of sexy happenings to be found. The last one probably didn’t hugely inflate the budget, but I know that the actresses were asking for more money to do nudity, so it didn’t help.

RomeVorenusPulloThe show depicted the end of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Empire, as viewed through the eyes of two soldiers, Titus Pullo (Ray Stevenson) and Lucius Vorenus (Kevin McKidd). While both of them have names belonging to soldiers mentioned by Caesar in The Gallic Wars, they’re two of the only completely fictional characters in the series. Everyone else worth noticing is a historical figure crafted from writings about them. I’m not saying they…

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