“I, Claudius” on DVD

So I’m halfway through the DVD set of the BBC’s 1976 miniseries adaptation of “I, Claudius”, and boy, is it good stuff! Schemes, intrigue, history, and an appearance by a VERY young-looking Patrick Stewart (with a full head of curly hair, no less!) make this a must-see. The DVD set ain’t cheap (almost $80 at Amazon), but if you’re like me and that’s too rich for your blood, at least give it a rental — I get mine from NetFlix, the original online DVD rental service, which offers very reasonable pricing and no late fees. So put away your copy of “Gladiator” for a little while and see what ancient Rome was really like 🙂