Not only these were new kinds of stories, they were being told with a new kind of formal structure. […] The result was a storytelling architecture you could picture as a colonnade – each episode a brick with its own solid, satisfying shape, but also part of a season-long arc that, in turn, would stand...
So confusing. It was some kind of magic, I knew that for sure, but I didn’t understand the subtleties of it all. You’d have thought all those years of HBO and shit would have prepared me better.
‘Rome’ is vital to HBO TV empire
-Christian Science Monitor