Articles for The Borgias Season 1

Following The Tudors, Showtime takes on yet another period drama that puts the spotlight on a scheming Italian renaissance family. The Borgias, which is created by Neil Jordan, captures everything controversial about the life of Rodrigo Borgia, who became Pope Alexander VI despite his infamous and tainted reputation. From erotic sexual escapades, murder to intricate costumes, this drama is sure to captivate viewers who are fond of historical fiction series. Read more »
T.S. Eliot might think that April is the cruelest month, but for TV fans, it might be the best. Thre impressive new cable dramas are premiering this April, and based on the previews, all three could be extraordinary.  Read more »
If you want to learn about (quasi-)history, Showtime‘s new series, The Borgias, may be one of the most entertaining, violent and sex-filled ways to do it. Dry textbooks truly cannot live up to this series as a way to watch historical figures behaving very, very badly.  Read more »
Welcome to The GBU, a weekly column coming every Monday where I look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on TV.Everybody loves a royal wedding. Whether it‘s done for love or to consolidate power, royal weddings are ornate affairs full of decadence. With the impending nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton, TV has been abuzz with royal wedding coverage, but there have also been plenty of scripted shows that take advantage of the excitement.  Read more »
Last season on The Borgias, Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia was elected the new pontiff through bribery. Upon his ascension to the papal throne as Alexander VI, Cardinals Orsini and Della Rovere, started planning how to take him down. The pope, however, struck a deal with King Charles in an attempt to save his throne. Lucrezia, on the other hand, gave birth to a son while the Borgias arranged the annulment of her marriage. Read more »
The Golden Globes clearly loved the new shows of 2011. For this year‘s Golden Globe Awards, 11 different shows that premiered this year scored major nominations, including Showtime‘s Homeland which scored three noms and FOX‘s New Girl which picked up two.  Read more »
Saturday marked the 2011 Creative Arts Emmy Award ceremony, where technical awards were given out prior to the primetime ceremony on Sunday, September 18 on FOX.The big winner was HBO‘s freshman drama Boardwalk Empire, which picked up seven awards. The record for most Emmy wins by a series in one year is nine by The West Wing for its first season, and with four more categories at the primetime ceremony, Boardwalk Empire could easily beat it.  Read more »

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