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 Rodrigo Borgia (29 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Cesare Borgia (29 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Lucrezia Borgia (29 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Cardinal Ascanio Sforza (28 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Micheletto (27 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Vanozza Cattaneo (25 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Giulia Farnese (20 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Giuliano Della Rovere (20 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Cardinal Versucci (18 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Juan Borgia (17 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Cardinal Piccolomini (16 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Caterina Sforza (13 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Calvino (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
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Following the Borgia family as they rise to power in the Roman Catholic church. Rodrigo Borgia uses bribery, with the help of his son, to secure his position as Pope Alexander VI. But he has gained enemies in the College of Cardinals, who begin to plot against him. He must find alliances. Written by Anonymous

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During the filming of season two, Francois Arnaud tripped and fell on set, breaking his left elbow. He was in a cast for several weeks. In much of the last half of the season Cesare's arm is bent, hidden underneath his costumes, or resting on something. In the last two episodes of the season, if you look closely you can see that the left arm is slightly thicker than the right underneath his sleeve. See more »

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Caterina Sforza's eldest son's name was Ottaviano, not Benito. None of her sons were named Benito; in fact, Benito is not even an Italian name, but Spanish. The most prominent Italian named Benito, Benito Mussolini, was named after Mexican president Benito Juarez. See more »

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Superbly Addicting
3 April 2011 | by (North Carolina, United States) – See all my reviews

I loved every minute of this pilot. I was a little unsure at first when I read the show's summary because I'm usually not a fan of period drama. But I am huge fan of European history and have always thought the Borgias family contributed some of the most interesting stories in Rome's history. So, because of that, I decided to give it a try... and thankfully I was not disappointed. I can't wait to watch the next episode. Jermery Irons is AMAZING in his role as the newly crowned Pope. His superb acting sets the tone and elevates the bar for the whole cast. I can't imagine anyone else in that role, but him. The story draws you in right from the beginning, and moves along quite quickly. The sets were extremely detailed and visually stunning, as were the costumes. There was little I could find wrong with this this first episode. Showtime has done it again & brought us quite a gem.

If you're on the fence and unsure whether or not to watch this movie- like drama, I suggest you give it a try. I promise you won't be disappointed.

-T DeMon Spencer


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