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ROME. Rome Rome Rome. Are you watching yet? On your list to watch? IT SHOULD BE, if not.

OCTAVIAN. Good hell, that kid makes the show so wonderful. Mostly because I know what's going to happen historically, and it's wonderful to see this intelligent and RUTHLESS kid get started politically. And MARC ANTONY. Good hell part deaux. #1, he should be naked in every episode, because James Purefoy is gorgeous. #2, the FIGHT with him and Octavian?? I put my knitting down and COVERED MY MOUTH the whole time. Just raw and real and oh my god he was PUNCHING THE CHILD'S FACE and good hell part tres! Oh, Atia with the letting it happen!!

And who came to his rescue with love and worry? Dear sister. It's not helping that I'm reading a series of books about incest. A crappy series about incest, yes. But still. Haha.

Question: did Pullo refer to Vorenus as HIS LOVE? Because my mind broke, sorry. I need a rewatch to process all the Pullo/Vorenus/Marc Antony moments. And... where's that fic? :D

I'll be sad to see the actor playing Octavian go, but they've done a good job of giving him an out with the leaving the city. I cannot WAIT for next week. (And I'm spoiled by the DVDs with the popup information. I want to know some of the background info while I watch, like with the first season.)

McTabby has posted the next round of Summary Executions, and good LORD. Re: the summary about the woman with 12 kids... I wonder what the other 9 children are named? (ba-dum-bum-ching!) And I'm BOOGELING *snerk* over: "I follow the styles of Miguel de Cervantes and Mario Puzo." HOWLING with laughter. Because of the sentences that preceded that one.

In other news, my dog is apparently IN LOVE with bubble baths (Anne! Your post made me remember this!) and I took a luxurious soak this weekend and I had to HOLD SALLY BACK (TWICE!) to keep her from jumping in with me! The first time, I think she was just panicked. "Must rescue woman who feeds me!" The second time, I think she just wanted a tubby. Dog hair + bubbles + naked me = NO, PLEASE. She's having a VERY HARD TIME being still - one more week after this one before she's given the all clear - and is trying desperately to get some exercise. I don't think bathtub swimming qualifies as exercise, but as a NUISANCE. :D

I'm enjoying walking without a leash connected to 70s pounds of Hundfleisch, however. And now the wind has died down enough that I can go outside and not hate the world, huzzah! *plays Rocky theme music*

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crevette
Jan. 22nd, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)
Thom and I were both OPEN JAWED at the fight, and the fire in the corner and Attia letting it all come down. Oh. My.

I'm pissed because the child actor is going, because he was just wonderful.
stoney321
Jan. 22nd, 2007 04:15 pm (UTC)
I was SO UPSET when I heard that Max Prikis was leaving, because I think he's FANTASTIC. I mean, I get why they're having to recast, but I don't like it. Apparently the guy coming in is good, but I love that little S.O.B.

That fight was wonderful in its realness. I'm so glad for the DVR - I think I'm going to skip the outdoor walk and work out on the treadmill so I can watch it again...
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stoney321
Jan. 22nd, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC)
Hee - Darthanne likes it when Emily takes a bath in my tub - there's a ledge that goes all the way around, so she can circle her. LIKE PREY. :D

And while I lve my dog, bathing with her is not an option. O_O Not to mention her largeness, the splashing of water over the edge of the tub, the hair... Our old house had a "telephone faucet" that made it fun to wash our Weimeraner - and he was TERRIFIED of water. And was a water dog. *shakes head* Sally seems to really want to splash around, so that'll make Mr. S happy on those duck/goose hunts. *g*
stoney321
Jan. 22nd, 2007 04:22 pm (UTC)
I always spell that name wrong... WEIMARANER.

And I meant to use this icon...
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stoney321
Jan. 22nd, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
DEWD THIS SHOW. I forgot the "eel" moment, HOLY CHRIST. That man is pure sex.

I hate my treadmill, Beth. IT IS BORING and it freaks Sally out. Her head follows the round and round and round and round and...
southernbangel
Jan. 22nd, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
I guess I should probably check out Rome then, huh? *makes note*
stoney321
Jan. 22nd, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC)
YEAH. It's... Lee, there are naked men on screen ALL THE TIME. And femmeslash! And history! And awesomeness!!

*pushes you to your Netflix queue*
southernbangel
Jan. 22nd, 2007 06:06 pm (UTC)
The historical aspect of it definitely had me intrigued when I first read about it. Then I heard there was a lot of blood and violence and that kinda turned me off. (I'm squeamish like whoa) HOWEVER, naked men and femmeslash? I AM SO THERE, STOMACH BE DAMNED.

I'll definitely be checking out HBO On Demand tonight to see if I can get the prior episodes.
stoney321
Jan. 22nd, 2007 06:09 pm (UTC)
Um... it's VERY graphic. Be aware. You can put your hand over your eyes - you'll know when it's going to be brutal.

NAKED MEN. Naked GORGEOUS men. Holy god, a slave bones Cleopatra and it made me have NEEDS, Lee.

It's so good that after watching ONE EPISODE, I ran out and bought the DVDs. Which are SO COOL - there's pop up information (it doesn't detract at all) that confirms historical information, etc., and adds a lot of depth to the show. *holds you*
elucidate_this
Jan. 22nd, 2007 06:06 pm (UTC)
"standard pregnant man throwing a hissy fit"

heeeeee i love these things.
stoney321
Jan. 22nd, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC)
They make me SO HAPPY. Every single one of them has GEMS. I liked the one with Harry pondering a Christmas MPreg.

...holy ass birth? Or something more like a GIft of the Magi birth?

Ron: I got you a buttplug!
Harry: Too late! *births*
deborahc
Jan. 22nd, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC)
I'm in the US but don't get HBO, so I had to wait until S1 was out on DVD. I watched disc one and liked it well enough, but my interest wasn't so keen that I immediately followed it up with disc two. It just didn't grab me in the way that Claudius had from its very first episode. But once I finally got around to trying disc two I was hooked, and have renting Rome exclusively, one disc after another. I'm on the last disc now, and soon will have to resign myself to the long wait before S2 is out on DVD.

Agree with you about the riveting portrayal of young Octavian. I was thinking that his dispassionately intelligent, shrewd and self possessed portrayal is 180 degrees from the gregarious, passionate, spontaneous Augustus we saw in the I Claudius series. I can't see the young Octavian in Rome ever growing up to be adult Augustus in I Claudius. These two series have two very different interpretations of this historical figure - I wonder which is closer to the truth.
stoney321
Jan. 22nd, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC)
I'll have to get I CLaudius to refresh my memory - that aired a long time ago, if I remember correctly?

And I don't want to spoil you for anything, but I'll say this: the actor in Rome playing Octavian will make you believe he can be Augustus that we know. *g* He becomes very shrewd and cut-throat. It's wonderful to watch!

And I really really need to add I, Claudius to my Netflix queue!
deborahc
Jan. 22nd, 2007 07:15 pm (UTC)
No - I guess I wasn't clear; I agree with you about the portrayal of the young Octavian we're seeing in Rome. You describe him as shrewd and cut-throat. I described him as dispassionately intelligent, shrewd and self possessed. I was trying to make the point that Augustus in I Claudius was portrayed very differently; he's gregarious, passionate, and spontaneous. So, I can't reconcile the Rome version of the boy growing up to be the I Claudius version of the man, which leads me to muse on which version - which interpretation - is closer to the truth.

I've got two more episodes to go in Rome, S1. Then it'll be a long, long wait before I can see S2.

I Claudius is definitely worth seeing, again or for the first time, if you like Rome and either don't recall it well or have never seen it before. It inspired me to read the books I Claudius and Claudius the God by Robert Graves, that it was based on. Fantastic performances all 'round, with Derek Jacobi outstanding as Claudius, and William Hurt definitive (for me) in his portrayal of Caligula.

...Is it just me or does anyone else think that the actor playing young Octavian in Rome looks like Dougie Howser? The characters are nothing alike of course, but physically they sure look similar to me, at least from what I remember.
stoney321
Jan. 22nd, 2007 07:21 pm (UTC)
*squishes you* No, I just misunderstood, no worries! And yes - I think it would be fascinating to have another season of Rome so the leap from the boy we see to the man we know is to come (or do we know? as you mentioned about the historical accuracy) is more richly told.

I recall the I Claudius production to be very well received - our local PBS station reruns it every few years, and it was how I originally watched it. I think back in high school? So, you know. AGES ago. :D

HAHAHA - he DEFINITELY has a Doogie quality about him!! It's the hair and the lanky form, maybe.
petzipellepingo
Jan. 22nd, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC)
That should be John Hurt as Caligula "the sanest man in Rome". Of course, watching this series will forever put you off a fresh plate of figs...
deborahc
Jan. 22nd, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
That should be John Hurt as Caligula "the sanest man in Rome". Of course, watching this series will forever put you off a fresh plate of figs...

Oops! ::blushes and slaps self upside the head:: I'd mixed up the names but not the actors. Thanks for posting a correction.
petzipellepingo
Jan. 22nd, 2007 07:00 pm (UTC)
You get Max for one more week and then the new guy. I, Claudius was filmed in 1976 and actor Brian Blessed played Octavian/Augustus. And yeah, that was quite a bitch slapping Antony gave Octavian, and being Octavian, he isn't likely to forget it either.
And then there poor brother Pullo getting pulled down into the sewer by Vorenus, who's keeping a rotting head around while his children have been sold until slavery. Oh, the angst...
stoney321
Jan. 22nd, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC)
Oh my god his CHILDREN!!! On one hand, I was glad they weren't dead, but on the other... I kind of wish (for their sake) that they were.

God, I love this show!!
petzipellepingo
Jan. 22nd, 2007 09:32 pm (UTC)
deborahc
Jan. 22nd, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC)
::Arghhhhhh:: S2 Spoiler!!! Sold into slavery??? ::la la la la la la la - I didn't hear that - la la la la la::
soundingsea
Jan. 22nd, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
Rome is just amazing. Not sure what was said, but Pullo loves Vorenus (which is going to make this so hard).
stoney321
Jan. 22nd, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
Ungh to your Pullo icon. Jeeeeee-zus. And yeah - Pullo LOVES him. Bortherly, whatever. He loves the man. And he's going to be Octavian's man, and Vorenus is going to be Marc Antony and it will be BITTER.
a2zmom
Jan. 22nd, 2007 07:15 pm (UTC)
Elf Draco is not a wizard, he is much more. Sex with a comatose person and more. Hetero goblins kissing. The story is dark and rude.

I'm not sure whether to laugh, cry or just hide in dear.

stoney321
Jan. 22nd, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC)
Robin, I knew you were small, but I didn't realize you could hide inside your dear! Hee!

Oh, man those summaries make the world a better place. Because of the FUNNY.
a2zmom
Jan. 23rd, 2007 12:33 am (UTC)
ha! This is what happens when you're typing on the sly at work.

And maybe those summaries all suffer from extreme typo disease. (oh, if only.)
moosesal
Jan. 22nd, 2007 10:07 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to imagine what it'd be like to have Buddy in the tub with me. It's frightening. Of course, he's shy about seeing me naked, so I'm not really worried. (Seriously shy. I start to unbutton my pants and he runs away. It's kind of cute.)
stoney321
Jan. 22nd, 2007 10:12 pm (UTC)
Heeeeee, really?? That's the cutest thing! MAN, do I wish Sally was the same. She's like... MORE interested in me when I'm nekkid, which skeeves me out. DUN SNIFF ME THERE, KTHX.
moosesal
Jan. 22nd, 2007 10:22 pm (UTC)
He's cool with naked Chris, but scared of naked Sal. I don't know what that's about. I'm choosing to believe it's something from his previous owners and not that he somehow thinks I'm scary.
darlas_mom
Jan. 22nd, 2007 11:05 pm (UTC)
You know, I have never owned a single animal in my LIFE that liked baths? ::sulks:: I always got bit (ferrets), scratched (cats) or jumped all over by soggy, escaping paws (dogs) whenever I tried.

What series? (Crappy or no, I'm interested--although, because it's crappy, I'm gonna guess one of the series by not-V.C Andrews.)

I love summary executions!
stoney321
Jan. 22nd, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
I've had ONE cat that didn't try and kill me when it needed a bath, and that cat would actually join me routinely in the shower - absolute freak, that one.

The series is Flowers in the Attic. :) SO overwrought, the prose. And yet... I'm still reading.
darlas_mom
Jan. 23rd, 2007 01:19 am (UTC)
Hee! I was deceived completely. Everyone told me that ferrets love baths, and that some of them love to take showers with their owners, and it turned out to be a HUGE lie. Although watching ferrets swim is very cute--even if they're only swimming to get to the side of the tub so they can try to climb out.

Ohhh, that actually IS V.C Andrews. Any books written by her after 1987 were actually ghost-written--she died that year. I haven't read "Flowers in the Attic" in a long time (the series is actually called the "Dollenganger series") but I seem to recall the last book, a prequel story about the evil grandma called "Garden of Shadows," was actually not too bad. But it was mostly pseudocest until about three-quarters of the way through.
herself_nyc
Jan. 23rd, 2007 01:10 am (UTC)
It's not available in a US-region version I believe, but if you can find the UK miniseries A DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF TIME, James Purefoy plays the lead character in the middle episodes. (And James Callis appears in the final couple of eps, too!)
stoney321
Jan. 23rd, 2007 01:43 am (UTC)
Oooooooooh! (James Callis... I will google this name. Why do I know this name? I'm so terrible with them.) Isn't there a movie with James Purefoy and Kevin McKidd in it, too? I'm trying to find that one, as well.

THANK YOU!! *searches*
jadesfire101
Jan. 23rd, 2007 03:19 am (UTC)
Actually there is a movie with James Purefoy and Kevin McKidd in it, where they play lovers. It's called "Bedrooms and Hallways". Just to tempt you further, it has this scene in it:

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stoney321
Jan. 23rd, 2007 03:21 am (UTC)
THAT'S WHAT I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR, HULLO!!

*grabby hands*

You are AWESOME for commenting with that! *covers you in gold stars*
jadesfire101
Jan. 23rd, 2007 04:33 am (UTC)
Whee! Now I'm all shiny. :)
thepiratequeen
Jan. 23rd, 2007 05:20 am (UTC)
Question: did Pullo refer to Vorenus as HIS LOVE? Because my mind broke, sorry.

YES! Yes he did. And he shaved him. And let us not forget that in the first season he called him "Lamb."

< / rabid shipper moment>

Since it was mentioned a few comments up I have to say that Bedrooms & Hallways is an amazing movie.
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