Tuesday, April 5, 2011
SHO's The Borgias - TV Review
The Borgias picks up right where Showtime's The Tudors left off. Actually, Henry VIII was an infant when this story gets started. In 1492, Rodriga Borgia conspired and succeeded in becoming Pope Alexander VI, arguably the most corrupt Pope in history. This is his story.
For one thing, it's great to see Jeremy Irons get his own series, and he doesn't twirl his mustache as the Pope. His Rodrigo is a schemer, a Machiavellian hypocrite of the highest order, but every once in a while he seems to wonder if he's really doing the right thing. Good. Even if the main character is evil, there still need to be elements about him that make me want to watch each week. It'll be fun to watch this series unfold.