After the crushing conclusion of Season 1, Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo find themselves in a bit of a role reversal. Pullo finds himself as the soft-spoken “consiglierie” and Vorenus is the hot-headed badass. Octavian is all grown up and everyone is still schtupping everyone else. I think there are more schtups per episode in Rome than there is in any other show on TV.
Anyway, political machinations, tortures, curses, reversals-of-fortunes, you name it. This is quality soap-opera with just a dash of history to make it seem respectable. The final two episodes are really nuts, too. Rome is a base and vulgar dirty pleasure. I really hope they bring it back for another season or a feature film.
Of note – Ann is really crazy for Rome. I don’t know if it is the sets and costumes that does it or just being enveloped in a whole world like this. She hasn’t seen any of the recent long-form TV shows from beginning to end – not The Sopranos or Battlestar Galactica. Actually, that’s not true – she was one of the ten people who watched John From Cincinatti. Anyway, now that Rome is up I wonder if I should sic her on I, Clavdivs?