Forget the carpings elsewhere regarding historical accuracy this is a visual feast of stunning costumes, consummate acting, brilliant camera work. It is a fictional portrayal based reasonably closely on the real lives of the Borgias. I live not far from Gandia & Xativa in Valencia. and this family is celebrated throughout the region, where the Christian name "Borja" is quite common. So an added dimension for me. Just buy the Blue Ray version, sit back, and be riveted by this masterpiece of modern entertainment.