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Title: The Borgias on Showtime
Post by: Bob on May 14, 2011, 05:35:16 PM
I've been dvr-ing the show and watched the first two episodes.    Don't know if I like it or not.

Anyone else watching it?
Title: Re: The Borgias on Showtime
Post by: Sideswipe on May 19, 2011, 11:37:41 AM
I think I might give this show a try, although everything I know about the Borgias comes from Assassin's Creed so I'll probably get dissapointed that no one is plotting about finding the Piece's of Eden so the Templars can conquer the planet.
Title: Re: The Borgias on Showtime
Post by: Tripe on May 19, 2011, 11:44:07 AM
Don't get Showtime, will probably watch it at some point, will also most likely have the same mixed reaction that I do to The Tudors: Pleasantly surprised to see the sequence (if not the timing) of events, even quite obscure ones, fairly accurately presented, aghast at the crassness of the performances/casting choices quite often.
Title: Re: The Borgias on Showtime
Post by: Scribblesense on May 19, 2011, 12:22:59 PM
I think I might give this show a try, although everything I know about the Borgias comes from Assassin's Creed so I'll probably get dissapointed that no one is plotting about finding the Piece's of Eden so the Templars can conquer the planet.

This. I can't wait for the Assassin's Creed movie.

But no, I probably won't be watching this, since I don't get Showtime and honestly don't find much interest in it. Or any HBO/Showtime/Starz/etc "original series" - don't know why. Maybe because it feels like it takes so much more dedication to follow it (dedication to watch a TV show - ha! I kill myself) and everything just feels denser, somehow.

Plus, I don't want to see Cesare make out with his sister again. Eegck.
Title: Re: The Borgias on Showtime
Post by: wurwolf on May 19, 2011, 12:43:15 PM
I might watch it on DVD, but only for the tits and ass.
Title: Re: The Borgias on Showtime
Post by: Bob on May 19, 2011, 01:01:45 PM
I gave up on it and cancelled the DVR season pass.

Just not that interesting to me. 
Title: Re: The Borgias on Showtime
Post by: Tripe on May 19, 2011, 01:09:52 PM
I might watch it on DVD, but only for the tits and ass.
oh yeah, cards on the table, I watch The Tudors for that reason too; everybody has had a hotness upgrade, especially Mary Tudor, possibly the only infanta in history to be her own attendant dwarf jester.
Title: Re: The Borgias on Showtime
Post by: wurwolf on May 19, 2011, 01:17:10 PM
I have to say that as dumb as some of these revisionist dramas are for shoehorning in sex and violence at every available turn, I still don't mind watching them. I've never been one to turn my nose up at gratuitous sex.
Title: Re: The Borgias on Showtime
Post by: mrbasehart on May 19, 2011, 01:17:44 PM
I've watched about 4 episodes.  I'm enjoying it so far.  Lucrezia is very attractive.   :)
Title: Re: The Borgias on Showtime
Post by: Tripe on May 19, 2011, 04:19:14 PM
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lhwqcjEdpi1qelclno1_500.jpg)

Wow that's actually really good casting, she's obviously had better nutrition than the actual Lucrezia but

(http://www.sarapoole.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Lucrezia.jpg)