Reviewed By: adamelijah
Review Date: 2/14/17 3:11 am
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Cicero is a solid historical mystery that finds the young brother Cicero defending a man accused of parricide (i.e. the murder of his father.) Marcus Cicero is the thoughtful, introverted genius who sets about investigating the case and has the courage to continue on even as veiled threats from powerful people begin to be made against him.
The story has a lot of authenticity in terms of reflecting the Roman world, currency, and legal system among other details. Although some of these details tends towards the more lurid side of Roman life, particularly from the younger brother Quintus. If this story is picked up and made a series, based on the pilot, I think it'll be more explicit as Dorian Gray was.
Regardless, story has a great mystery plot and the last twenty minutes is magical. The series is courtroom drama, and before this is when the younger brother Quintus proves his worth. Quintus had great chemistry with Marcus throughout the story, but outside of that his contribution was often being the cowardly hedonistic one. However, the way he helps young Marcus prepare his speech shows his worth to the team and the final speech is just a great summation. Overall, this is a worthwhile release whatever happens in the future with it.