In honor of the Ides Of March, our cool thing this week is the HBO series ROME, which has only two episodes remaining in what is expected to be its final season. I can only hope that HBO decides to continue this excellent drama, which is the best show on television. With The Sopranos ending soon, and Deadwood foolishly cancelled, HBO shouldn’t be dumping their other “event” series, ROME.
Of course, the fabelled Ides Of March incident took place in the first season’s finale, but the second season, focusing on the aftermath of Julius Ceasar’s death and rise of Octavian, who will become Augustus, the first Emperor of Rome, has been just as good as the first. More people ought to be watching this show, and complaining to HBO if they decide not to produce any further seasons. For more infomation on ROME, read the article I wrote gushing about it a year-and-a-half ago. Meanwhile, there are still two episodes left. This Sunday at 9 PM you can catch “Deus Impeditio Esuritori Nullus (No God Can Stop A Hungry Man).”