When I take my study breaks—lunch, dinner, and at the end of the night—I like to do things that will not allow me to think of studying at all. That usually entails, watching good films playing music, and writing, because I find that these things continue to fill me with inspiration. So even though I want to take my mind off of studying, I need to continue to keep the fire lit. The drive driven.
So anyways, Netflix kept telling me to watch Borgia, and I kept trying to avoid it because I didn’t want to get sucked into a TV show. But eventually I caved. I was curious to see if it could be any good—if it could even compare to “The Tudors.” “The Tudors”—now that was a good show.
At first I thought, gosh, this is such a curious ensemble of actors. Everyone is from a different country, all playing mostly Italians. You can tell because everyone has a different accent. Pope Alexander VI is played by an American! So, at first I found this a bit annoying. Actually, really annoying. I still find it a bothersome, but the storyline is so intriguing. I love these historical films and TV shows. And ironically, this show makes me feel a stronger bond to my Roman Catholic faith. It’s interesting. If you enjoy history, you’ll enjoy this show. Or if you just enjoy a lot of gore—I mean A LOT—and sex, you’ll enjoy this.
I also wanted to write this review because I wanted to bring light to one of the actors. Mark Ryder plays Cesare Borgia, and he does so remarkably. And the more I watch this show, the more I realize how beautiful a man he is. He has these piercing blue eyes that are soft and angelic next to his sharp, Romanesque nose, built like a statue’s. He’s got a very classic Roman beauty, which I suppose is part of what makes him so perfect for this role. He also has the most amazing luscious hair that flows from his head like chocolate waves. But all that tied in with his exceptional performance is simply captivating. I mean at first you’re thrown off by what an incredible brute he is, because the face doesn’t match the actions. But he’s captivating. And once you learn more about his character, you can’t help but love him.
If you decide to check it out, let me know what you think. If you already have, let me know what you think :D.
BIG LOVE & HUGS