The Borgias

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Showtime (ended 2013)

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The show follows the Borgia family that rose to power in Italy during the Renaissance. Jeremy Irons leads the cast as Rodrigo Borgia who becomes Pope in 1492.
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  • Showtime have no idea

    9.0
    this was an amazing series, it struggled early, but as the actors found their footing, it became a great series.

    Showtime have a habit of canceling shows because they aren't instant cash cows.

    Star wars was knocked back by everyone because of fear it wouldn't make any money..

    How wrong the Hollywood pigs were
  • Skip it

    2.0
    I can't believe I dislike Jeremy Irons in something! And he's the only bearable thing about this thing....



    I'll forgive liberties in historical interpretations. I'll forgive more unnecessary sex scenes than the Game of Thrones. But I won't forgive a show about an unethical, conniving, unChristian pope that makes me keep looking at the clock, wanting it to be over. I'm bored. This show bores me. I waited until the second season because I was told it picks up but the truth it, even with so many possibilities for plots and colourful characters, I am rolling my eyes and playing with my phone.moreless
  • So many fans disappointed The Borgias was canceled!!!

    10
    Fan campaign to #savetheborgias... .. .
  • Interesting but not at the right time perhaps.

    6.0
    It is genuinely interesting to think of who they were historically, but I don't think we needed a long episodic show just to get that point. It drags on and goes from 'hmmm look at that' to 'when is it going to end', probably also due to the fact it isn't in step with these times and is largely artistic license in terms of who was like what back then and who said what to whom back then. It should have been a mini series-that would have passed the acid test of public opinion, I think.moreless
  • Not Good enough?

    10
    elinsner you don't know what you're missing.



    you've watched six episodes but now we're in the third season. you could download the shows you haven't watched and i suggest you give the borgias another chance. this show has everything.



    i hate it when i put time aside to watch a show and things seem to drag along or to be predictablle, it seems all shows have some predictability but the borgias keeps getting better and better and has some shockers you really won't see coming. you really should get caught up. i think you'll be hooked.



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  • POPE-POPE!

    Showtime Cancels The Borgias, Pretty Much as Expected

    Also: Creator Neil Jordan has revealed how the show would have ended. Hint: HELL!

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