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A.V. Club Review: The Borgias, “The Siege Of Forli”

There’s fires being set all over Italy on this week’s episode of The Borgias: Savonarola’s kicking off the Bonfire of the Vanities, Juan’s got a burning sensation when he urinates, and Lucrezia’s burning with lust for her suitor’s younger brother. … Continue reading

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A.V. Club Review: The Borgias, “Day Of Ashes”

It’s time for a crisis of faith on The Borgias, as the lightning strike of last week’s episode has pushed Alexander into repentance mode. But is it legitimate, or is this one of his brief moments of morality aside from … Continue reading

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A.V. Club Review: The Borgias, “The Choice”

One of the reasons I gravitated to The Borgias as a TV show was largely that in addition to liking Jeremy Irons and Colm Feore, the Renaissance setting is one I’ve had a particular fondness for for years. I took … Continue reading

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A.V. Club Review: The Borgias, “Stray Dogs”

After last week’s legitimately tense and compelling episode of The Borgias, the show continues its upward swing with the introduction of a pack of killers who finally give weight to some of the Assassin’s Creed jokes leveled at the show. … Continue reading

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A.V. Club Review: The Borgias, “The Beautiful Deception”

I’ve been saying since I first started watching The Borgias that I could see a better show underneath all the trappings and soap opera drama, and kept watching in the hopes that show would reveal itself. I just never expected … Continue reading

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A.V. Club Review: The Borgias, “Paolo”

Well, my first review of The Borgias went up last week on The A.V. Club, and was well-received enough and inspired enough discussion that the powers that be decided I could keep going. My review of the second episode “Paolo” … Continue reading

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A.V. Club Review: The Borgias, “The Borgia Bull”

As I mentioned in my earlier news post, starting today I’ll be writing regular reviews of this second season of The Borgias for The A.V. Club‘s TV section. Each review will be going up on Sunday night, shortly after the … Continue reading

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Podcast: Worst TV of 2011 (with Cory Barker and Andy Daglas)

It’s the end of 2011, which means that the time has come for most media outlets and bloggers to prepare their Top Ten and Best Of lists for the year. I, tragically, will not be one of those making a … Continue reading

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Recap/Review: Homeland, “Pilot”/”Grace”/”Clean Skin”

Once upon a time on a network called AMC, there was a little show known as Rubicon. Set at the fictional intelligence agency API, the show’s objective was to create an arcing story of government conspiracy, while at the same … Continue reading

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Recap/Review: The Borgias, “The French King”/”Death on a Pale Horse”/”The Art of War”/”Nessuno (Nobody)”

I know that at the end of my article on The Borgias last week, I mentioned that I was going to try to recap each of the four remaining episodes individually and see how it maintain the faith I’d newly … Continue reading

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