Over the past year or so I have been wondering if I could actually “cut the cord”…the cable TV cord that is. And I’m finding there is plenty of very good /great programing available “off the cord”.
Case in point…I just finished watching the entire three seasons of The Borgias starring Jeremy Irons. This excellent production fully captures all the gruesomeness and debauchery of the reign of Pope Alexander VI 1492-1503 (Rodrigo Borgia). Irons is fabulous as the amoral Holy Father, as is Canadian actor Francois Arnaud who plays his ruthless and cunning son Cesare. Unfortunately, the series was scheduled for a four season run, but was canceled prematurely after a change in leadership at Showtime…I found the series riveting as it depicts the Borgia Pope “regularly” breaking all Ten Commandments.
The Borgias is available on many media services and is streaming on Netflix.