The saga of a crime family in 15th century Italy.

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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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Sex. Power. Murder. Amen. See more »

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The Borgias were also the subject of Mario Puzo's novel The Family, and were the inspiration for the Corleone family in his best known novel, The Godfather. Rodrigo became Vito, Cesare became Michael, Juan became Santino ("Sonny"), Jofre became Fredo, and Lucrezia became Connie. 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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Beautiful
3 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The best word to describe this show is 'beautiful'. The sets and costumes, like other reviewers have pointed out, are stunning. Everything flows together cohesively, and nothing feels out of place or awkward.

Going into this show, from the buzz surrounding it, I was expecting a soap opera, akin to The Tudors. Calling it a soap opera, however, really doesn't do the show justice. From what I've seen thus far, I'd compare it more to HBO's Deadwood or Rome. Sure, it shares some elements with soap operas, but it's so much more. It's hard to describe without giving out spoilers, though, so you'll just have to see for yourself.


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