Originally Posted by imageWIS
Incorrect. Rome was supposed to go on for 5 seasons, with well thought-out and spaced shows; at least thats what the creator planned. Instead HBO wanted more sex scenes, less history and told him at the end of filming the first season that they would not renew the show for a third season, so he he had to cram a lot of history into one season, making season 2 a diaster.
I actually started watching and finished Rome within a couple of weeks. Season One was outstanding, and some of the best television I have ever seen. Season Two started good but descended into awful at the end, so at least I know why that happened.
I wouldn't have minded watching another season (or three) of Rome.