This costume series portrays aspects of life in Pompeii, a coastal luxury resort near Naples catering for the very rich of imperial Rome, mainly before but culminating in the eruption of ...
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Based on the Edward Bulwer-Lytton novel. Set in the shadows of Mt. Vesuvius just before its famous eruption, the film begins with Glaucus, a Roman legionnaire, returning to his home from ... See full summary »
This costume series portrays aspects of life in Pompeii, a coastal luxury resort near Naples catering for the very rich of imperial Rome, mainly before but culminating in the eruption of the Vesuvian volcano, which wipes it from the face of the earth. The main characters include Diomed, a common upstart merchant whose self-made riches from trade allow him to consider running for political office against sitting city magistrate Quintus and an impoverished aristocratic marriage for his daughter Julia; the cultivated Greek Glaucus; the gladiator Lydon; the noble-born Antonius and his sister Ione, the evil Isis-priest Arbaces who is after (their) money and power; the persecution-fearing Christian slaves Petrus, his true love Chloe and their secret leader Olinthus. Written by
All of the things people posted about how silly the movie was may have
been true, but it's all balanced out by how Duncan Regehr looked in his
Gladiator outfit. Those eyes, those cheekbones, that body....hot damn!
Now this is what we need more of in today's TV. Who cares about the
script, other actors...just find guys as hot as this one was, and the
ratings will soar. At least, I will be watching every day, that's for
sure. But even today's hot actors just don't seem to be as hot as
Duncan was....sigh! Orlando Bloom may be gorgeous, but he just can't
hold a candle to the scorching good looks that seemed to pour out of
the TV whenever Duncan had a scene. I can't figure out why more
producers didn't get a clue and use this guy in movies here. I STILL
think he ought to make a comeback. He should pull an Anthony Hopkins on
us and come back as one of those devastatingly handsome older men.
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