HBO (ended 2007)
|I'm going to miss Max Pirkis, but I think Simon Woods did a great job of carrying over some of his mannerisms.|
This was a huge mistake.
Not only does the new Octavian look nothing like his younger self but he acts and speaks unlike him as well… night and day.
They should have spent a bit more time and energy matching the two before committing.
It really took me out of the show which, despite this gaff, is still one of my faves.
Anybody notice that no one else seems to have aged so dramatically?
Even Lucius, Vorenus’s illegitimate son, seems to look exactly the same.
Not a lick of difference.
Why’s Octavian the only butterfly in the entire cast?
|Of course Octavian acts diffrent as a General. The guy was prolly a genius cause he was the greatest emperor ever in Rome. He is smart enough to act more like a general than a book warm among his men. |
I think the new actor plays the role perfectly. A general cant look like 13 years like other actor looked like, no matter how old he really is in period of time.
About Octavia: she was already full grown since she was older. How much diffrence can you look between 18-20.
|Of course Octavian acts diffrent as a General. The guy was prolly a genius cause he was the greatest emperor ever in Rome.|
You are only as great as your legacy. Augustus paid a lot of people a lot of money to record his deeds which were largely falsified and fraudulant. Livy makes us believe that this man actually restored the Republic? For all we know, Augustus could have been a snivelling coward much as was Claudius depicted.
|Well if you know your history, you will know Augustus actually wanted to restore the Republic, but the Plebians rioted when he tried to give up his powers and the senate knew he couldn't become a private citizen again. I agree History is written by the winners but knowone can dispute the Pax Romano under Augustus, and when he actually became Princeps he was actually very merciful, as with Sextus Pompey and Lepidus unlike when he was Octavian.|