Everyone who responded to my question about whether HBO’s Rome got better than the first episode was right on. Shit picked up after about two episodes and I’m all in. Any other historical dramas that I should check out?
Did any of you watch HBO’s series Rome when it was on? If so, did it get good? I bought the DVD and completely checked out of the first episode while I was watching it. I did the same thing with The Borgias and eventually ended up liking that series a lot. I’m hoping the same thing will happen with Rome, but it doesn’t have Jeremy Irons to carry the slow episodes (and distract me with his ill-fitting dentures) like The Borgias does.
Anyway, does Rome get better or did I make a bad purchase?
Anonymous asked: Actually, John Paul II was the third longest reigning Pope. Pius IX and Peter both served longer. By the wy, would John Paul II have been a good president?
St. Peter’s a weird one, though, because he just kind of said, “I’m the Pope”, and when someone said, “Huh? But…”, he immediately interrupted and yelled “I KNEW JESUS! DID YOU KNOW JESUS? RIGHT, SO SHUT UP!”
I mean, the Papacy kind of evolved from the second Pope, Pope Linus, saying, “Hey, so St. Peter told me that Jesus told him that Peter was basically God’s closest representative on Earth and that I’m Peter’s successor, so that’s what’s up.”
Plus, St. Peter was kind of presumptive. He decided he was Bishop of Rome and the Prince of the Church because Jesus once told him, “You are Peter and upon this rock I will build my church”. So, Peter naturally assumed, “Well, that means I’m the church’s foundation”. No, Peter, I think it means Jesus didn’t like that your name was “Simon”, so he changed it and told you where he was building his church