by F.

I’d read a little about Rome in Variety, and for some reason came away with the impression it wasn’t very good. Wrong! This is an amazing piece of drama. I can’t believe how good this writing is. While I’m still working through the first season, already it ranks with The Wire.

My favorite actor so far is Polly Walker, as Atia. She is a demon: preening, narcissistic, risibly over-dramatic—and deadly. Ciaran Hinds is great too.