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But why did it have to end?
on 11 December 2014
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Be prepared for a lot of killing, bed romping, bad behavior, plots, war, intrigue, power plays, and villains, all Italian Renaissance style. I think the series did a great job portraying the scandalous goings on in the Catholic Church at the end of the 1500s. No wonder the Protestant Church evolved in the following century.
I really enjoyed the Borgias, even though there were many historical inaccuracies (Hollywood will never get history right). Stellar cast, even the supporting. Jeremy Irons is fantastic as Pope Alexander. Grainger's beauty is stunning, as was the real Lucrezia's. I liked seeing her strength (which was historically accurate) but I cringed seeing her lose that strength during the 3rd Season. Handsome Francois Arnaud's Cesare Borgia was fantastic. And Sean Harris was outstanding and unforgettable as Cesare's loyal killing machine Micheletto, an absolutely fascinating character. Gina McKee as Caterina Sforza was tremendous.
I so enjoyed seeing a strong female role. The sets and costumes are gorgeous. For years I shied away watching this series because my workplace is full of Borgia types (minus the killings). It's not perfect but certainly a great drama and a wonderful escape. I'm glad I watched it. It was worthwhile. I will say it was tough seeing the siblings hit the sheets. And I sure didn't like how the series ended. It leaves you hanging, wondering what happened to everyone....