Originally Posted by Jokerman
What gets me is all the good shows a la Deadwood and Rome end early with a large fan base and they come out with this crap.
Rome was great but it cost like 100mil to make and the fanbase apparently wasn't large enough to support more of it.
As far as the history was concerned, it was bound to slow down a lot after the Battle of Actium. Augustus consolidated power and things changed much more slowly after that. I'm not sure if it would have continued to make for good TV. It probably would have just devolved into a very expensive soap opera.