The multi award-winning comedy series about three idiotic and hormonal lads
Rome is traditionally imagined as the home of emperors and senators, generals and gladiators, a dignified theater of pomp and ceremony. But what about the little guys, the wasters - new to the big city, stuck in office jobs, unable to get the girls?
A modern comedy in an ancient setting, Plebs follows three desperate young men from the suburbs as they try to get laid, hold down jobs and climb the social ladder in the big city - a city that happens to be Ancient Rome.
The show focuses on Marcus, Stylax and their lazy slave with an attitude problem, Grumio. There’s also the boys’ ruthless boss, Flavia - an expert manipulator with a private life that’s the stuff of legend.
Unlikely to be immortalised in the annals or memorialised in a frieze, Marcus, Stylax and Grumio are essentially just a bunch of Plebs. Whether they’re wearing togas, or skinny jeans, desperate young men in any period of history are essentially cut from the same cloth...
Episode 1 – THE ORGY
Things take an upward turn for the boys when Marcus meets some fit Britons in the courtyard and Stylax finds a flyer to an orgy. With his grocery budget now spent on orgy tickets, Grumio must scrimp and save in order to put food on the table.
Episode 2 – THE GLADIATOR
The boys are introduced to Cynthia’s new boyfriend Cassius, a friendly local gladiator. Everyone’s charmed apart from Marcus who hopes that, one way or another their relationship will be short-lived. Stylax plays a prank on Aurelius which gets out of hand.
Episode 3 – THE EROTIC VASE
Stylax buys Grumio an erotic vase for his birthday featuring a character who bears a striking resemblance to someone nearby. Marcus has done nothing for his slave and, under pressure from the girls, suggests they swap roles for the day. Stylax hangs out with his cousin Lucretia, with whom he has an unusually close relationship.
Episode 4 – THE HERPES CAT
To endear himself to Cynthia, Marcus befriends a stray cat whom she’s rescued from the courtyard. Stylax is suffering from a disturbing itch and visits a sexual health clinic where he falls for an attractive nurse.
Episode 5 – BANANAE
Mass immigration from Thrace puts the boys into contact with a sexy Thracian lodger Irina and a dazzling yellow exotic fruit, the Banana. Meanwhile, Marcus has an unfortunate encounter with an elderly war veteran.
Episode 6 – SATURNALIA
It’s the festival of Saturnalia and the celebration on the stroke of midnight is the perfect opportunity for Marcus to make a move on Cynthia. Grumio goes on a mission to make sure that sacrificial meat doesn’t go to waste