Rome (HBO)

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  1. Pariah

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    As slow as it started for me, I wound up thinking this is one of the better shows I've ever seen. ...and Pullo remains my favorite character ever.
     
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    Bada0Bing Don't Stop Believin'

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    Same here. I had to restart this show a couple times. And then just decided to wait for the DVDs.
     
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    Finally decided to watch this and I’m episode 6 season 2....

    It’s is good and I’m enjoying it immensely however.... It is very annoying that the young Caesar went from a frail kid that looked 12 years old to a completely new actor that looks about 20 and is full grown. All while Lucious Vorenus kids all remained the same age and the same actors and didn’t grow or age one bit in the same time frame. It’s pretty damn lame.
     
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    Stout Hold onto the ball, Murray!

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    How would you have done it differently? Short of having a different actor to start the series. Kids go through growth spurts all the time. The initial actor wouldn't have been able to carry the role in season 2. It was weird in the change, but easy for me to get past. Then again, it's one of my favorite shows, so I am biased.
     
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    continued to use the younger actor? Or I’m guessing they had an idea of where it was going? Replace the kids of Verenus to show the time frame increase?
     
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    Stout Hold onto the ball, Murray!

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    I could see the latter choice, replacing the kids of Vorenus. The young actor pulled off young Octavian well, but wouldn't have been able to pull off the role moving forward.
     
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    I can see replacing the actor that played Octavian due to the time frame covered. It was about 25 years from the start of the show until the end. I think they did a decent job covering his age with the two actors without trying to get too cute with showing his aging.

    Vorenus's kids on the other hand didn't age over 25 years. They didn't handle that well. Most of that family drama wasn't needed either. I found their season 2 arc to be a distraction from the rest of the show. They could have filled in more of the historical aspects or given a little more time to the Atia story line or others that involved the adult actors.

    History Buffs did a couple good videos on the show too. Here's the first one that covers season 1 and he has a second video for season 2.
     
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