Empire (2005)

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Epic four-hour series about the rise of Octavius who succeeds Julius Caesar and tangles with Marc Anthony for control of the Roman empire and finally went on to become the emperor Augustus.

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 Octavius (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Marc Antony (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Camane (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Brutus (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Tyrannus (6 episodes, 2005)
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 General Rapax (4 episodes, 2005)
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 Agrippa (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Cassius (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Fulvia (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Cicero (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Servilia (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Noella (3 episodes, 2005)
Ian Bartholomew ...
 Cimber (3 episodes, 2005)
Clive Riche ...
 Herteus (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Panza (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Atia (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Lucius (2 episodes, 2005)
Alan David ...
 Quinitilius (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Moira (2 episodes, 2005)
Fillipo Reda ...
 Piso (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Titiana (2 episodes, 2005)
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The story is set in Rome around 44 B.C., just after the assassination of Julius Caesar. Octavius, aged 17, who was named heir by Caesar, is challenged by Marc Anthony. A civil war ensues, ending in a showdown between Octavius and Marc Anthony. Written by Justine Lewis

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Lust, Power and the Epic Battle for Rome

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Action | Drama | History

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28 June 2005 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)
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(6 parts) | (DVD)

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Real swords were used in close-up shots for authenticity. This risky decision resulted in Jonathan Cake being cut during filming for the first episode. The cut became infected and Cake required hospital treatment. See more »

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During the final battle between Antony's and Octavius's armies, Tyranus removes two silver emblems from his chest to denounce Antony and fight for Octavius. In the next shot, they are there again. Later, they disappear once more. See more »

Quotes

Agrippa: We need to speak with Cicero.
Lily: Who should I say is calling?
Agrippa: Tell him...
[Looks at Octavius]
Agrippa: ...Caesar.
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They got away with this?
6 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is gonna be a short one.

I love historical fiction. I like when they create realistic characters that play a part in a historical figure's life. Rome and Tudors are great examples of this. However this one not only creates a completely unrealistic character/hero that we follow around, it also creates fictitious events and characters that actually existed.

I was excited to hear about a show that was about young Octavius during his life before becoming absolute ruler of Rome and becoming the first true Emperor. Instead we learn about a child who is completely uneducated, lacking any charisma, and lacks any actual wisdom to be a powerful ruler. It's as if they wanted to explain the magnitude of his character by making him garbage in the start and progressing his character. Sorry, but Augustus has his life written about upwards, downwards, starboard to port. He was a great and ruthless man from start to finish.

Aside from the events and characters in history being completely destroyed or missing, the character who we piggyback on, Tyrannus, is a Gladiator who is basically the greatest fighter to ever exist. And you may be excited by hearing that, but if you combine all the fights scenes in the season of this show; it still wouldn't amount to a single fight scene from Rome or Gladiator.

The plot is flushed with historical butchery and massive plot holes. Along with that, you can't seem to find any love for any of the characters and if you have a seventh grade education or higher, you'll be in disbelief that this show actually got aired.


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