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 Cesare Borgia (38 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Lucrezia Borgia (38 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Alessandro Farnese (37 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Rodrigo Borgia (36 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Giulia Farnese (36 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Agapito Geraldini (26 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Oliviero Carafa / ... (21 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Alfonso D'Este / ... (21 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Giovanni Colonna / ... (19 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Cardinal Sforza / ... (18 episodes, 2011-2013)
Valentina D'Agostino ...
 Angela Borgia Lanzol / ... (18 episodes, 2013-2014)
Alejandro Albarracín ...
 Alfonso di Calabria (17 episodes, 2013-2014)
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It was the age of Da Vinci and Michelangelo, of enlightened creativity and unparalleled intellectual achievement. But it was also the age of Machievelli, of rampant lawlessness, incessant war and unspeakable depravity. At the heart of the world order was the Vatican, the arbiter of conflicts between kingdoms and empires. And at the center of the Vatican was a man whose quest for power would propel him to seek the ultimate prize, the holy see of Rome. He was a man whose name would become synonymous with ruthlessness, and whose reign as pope would be remembered as the most infamous chapter of the history of the Catholic church -Rodrigo Borgia. His four children -Juan, the oldest, a prideful, lazy, unscrupulous sexual predator, Cesare, a young man torn between a faith that was not his calling and his dark violent nature, Lucretia, a young girl discovering the secret power that a women's sexuality holds, and Goffredo, an innocent child who would come of age in a family riven by conflict- ... Written by Tom Fontana

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18 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Feels like a cousin to the shows Rome and that Blood and Sand gladiator series. Historical drama with an extra helping of violence and sex!

Like others I was a bit dismayed at hearing a NY accent surrounded by European accents by all other characters. However, after 2 episodes I didn't even notice. The role of Rodrigo was not a perfect casting, but not far off the mark.

It plays as a man between the cloth, love, ambition, and inadequacy. This is not the tragic Shakespearean archetype, but more of an Everyman struggling with life and politics in his 50s. He wants to do good, but got to where he is by doing whatever he could - good or bad. The occasional screams or fist pumps work well to illustrate the point, in my opinion.

The rest of the cast were fine with a beautiful Lolitaesque Lucrecia being a highlight. I would have proffered a more Latin looking Cesare but the actor was not horrible all said and done.

Lastly for fans of Assassins Creed video game, it's amazing to see Rome look remarkably close to the game. From the houses to the costumes, to the hills. In a scene where Cecere scales Castel Sant Angelo - it was déjà vu!


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