on that Roman English Accent
I rented Rome from Netflix a while back but returned the first disc before I watched the second episode (something came up.) I just went back to add Rome to my queue and decided to read the user comments for the series. While most of them were positive, I found this comment rather ridiculous:
"This is an OK series and all, but i think it would be more approprietly named "London" instead of Rome. Because for some reason everyone in Rome speaks with a british accent. To me, it really distracts from the authenticity they were trying to create. That and considering the subject matter and history during that period i find it to be droll and boring. Gladiator or Spartacus this ain't."
I'm sorry, but were they supposed to speak with an American accent? If you want authenticity, shouldn't they be speaking Italian? And give us subtitles? Seriously.