Set in the style of Rome series 1&2. Authentic, gritty with a definite understanding of what those times were like. If you like sex, murder, betrayal, raw ambition and drama then watch this. You will not be disappointed. If anything it provides a real eye opener into one of the most secretive places of all time. The Vatican city. Are these men of God or are they the usual power hungry sycophants. found in these times who are driven by greed and personal ambition rather than service to God.
Cesare's cunningness and power hungry desire takes centre stage much of this season as does some of his softest moments such as his act for his sister in ' Borgia Pentacost' being selfless although it is a catalyst for terrible desire. Meanwhile Rodrigo's decent into madness reveals just how important Francesc Facet ( played superbly by Art Malik) is to his reign. It is during these moments of madness that I found tedious though and felt Cesare''s story offered much more intrigue this season than that of Rodrigo. Still a highly political look, less glossy then Showtime's version but far more powerful with its insight into the brutality and politics that ruled the Borgia's part in history.