Rome: Season 1 (2005)

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Season 1
Rome

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Rome builds slowly, but a laborious start delivers rich rewards in the form of decadent sets, delicious drama and a surprising amount of intimacy.

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Critic Ratings: 36

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Episodes

Air date: Aug 28, 2005

Two soldiers must find the army's golden standard; the Senate worries about Caesar's popularity; Atia is careful to play both sides of an escalating power struggle.

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Air date: Sep 4, 2005

Mark Antony returns to Rome; Vorenus heads home to his family; Pompey drafts an ultimatum stripping the general of his power.

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Air date: Sep 11, 2005

Pompey makes an unusual tactical decision; Atia enlists her mercenary to ensure her family's security; Pullo's unit intercepts a cargo wagon.

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Air date: Sep 18, 2005

Caesar seeks to consolidate his hold on Rome; Atia throws a party; Pullo delivers Quintus Pompey to Caesar.

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Air date: Sep 25, 2005

Caesar weighs Pompey's counteroffer; Vorenus must reconsider his career choices; Atia concocts a scheme to come between Caesar and Servilia.

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Air date: Oct 2, 2005

Mark Antony runs Rome while Caesar pursues Pompey; Pullo takes Octavian to a brothel; Atia tries to mend fences with Servilia.

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Air date: Oct 9, 2005

Vorenus and Pullo are marooned in the Adriatic Sea; Pompey decides to attack Caesar's depleted forces; Atia enlists Octavia to ask a favor of Servilia.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2005

Caesar arrives in Alexandria and meets the king; Vorenus and Pullo free Ptolemy's incarcerated sister; Caesar seeks payment from Egypt for past debts.

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Air date: Oct 30, 2005

Caesar returns home; Vorenus and Pullo have a showdown with a local thug; Servilia's plan backfires.

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Air date: Nov 6, 2005

Caesar becomes emperor; Vorenus and Pullo plan their futures.

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Cast & Crew

Kevin McKidd
Lucius Vorenus

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Ray Stevenson
Titus Pullo

Actor
Ciarán Hinds
Gaius Julius Caesar

Actor
Kenneth Cranham
Pompey Magnus

Actor
Polly Walker
Atia of the Juli

Actor
James Purefoy
Mark Antony

Actor
Tobias Menzies
Marcus Junius Brutus

Actor
Lindsay Duncan
Servilia of the Junii

Actor
Indira Varma
Niobe

Actor
Max Pirkis
Gaius Octavian

Actor
Kerry Condon
Octavia of the Julii

Actor
Karl Johnson
Porcius Cato

Guest Star
David Bamber
Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Nicholas Woodeson
Posca

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Coral Amiga
Vorena the Elder

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Suzanne Bertish
Eleni

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Chiara Mastalli
Eirene

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Manfredi Aliquo
Castor

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Lidia Biondi
Merula

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Ian McNeice
Newsreader

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Bruno Heller
Executive Producer
William J. Macdonald
Executive Producer
John Milius
Executive Producer
Anne Thomopoulos
Executive Producer
Frank Doelger
Executive Producer
Lucy Richer
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Critic Reviews for Rome: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Rome: Season 1

  • Sep 06, 2022
    This was one of the most exciting and historically interesting series on HBO. It was a shame that it only lasted two seasons. This look at the Rise and Fall of Julius Caesar during the Roman Empire was so interesting, historically accurate, and attended to details. The series was framed as being seen through the eyes of two Roman Centurians mentioned in a speech of Julius Casear in real life is engaging from moment one. It is also filled with explicit sex and violence. The Direction and cinematography are worthy of any motion picture. The costumes are wonderful. The acting is top notch by the lead and supporting cast. This is how historical series should be done. One criticism- choice of actress playing Cleopatra.
  • Sep 04, 2022
    This is how it's done.
  • Sep 03, 2022
    I was blown away by the magnitude of the potential of this series' script! I would like so much more!
  • Sep 01, 2022
    Very good show. Dark but a decent account of history based on what we know.
  • Aug 30, 2022
    Great show. Very entertaining
  • Aug 29, 2022
    Una de las mejores series que vi, y la mejor sobre Roma, la primera temporada es magistral
  • Aug 25, 2022
    Im rewatching it, because its my favourite period serie, amazing film production, scenography, and performance
  • Jul 07, 2022
    Holds up better than most shows ever.
  • May 29, 2022
    HBO's Rome is the best TV show ever created. 2 seasons of absolute perfection. The only drawback is that it only got 2 seasons. Though it is depressing to see new user reviews scoring the show low, and proclaiming it was "woke", which is hilarious because Rome was created long before "woke" became the right wing's newest boogeyman. These people are extremely unhinged and it's sad to see the best TV show in the history of the medium being targeted by them like this and lowering it's user score.
  • May 11, 2022
    Perhaps one of HBO's most underappreciated series.

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