The Borgias

Last night I sat down to finally watch a DVD I received for Christmas. It was The Borgias, a 2011 historical fiction television series created by Neil Jordan.

The series is set around the turn of the 16th century, and follows the Borgia family, an Italian dynasty of Spanish origin. It stars Jeremy Irons as Pope Alexander VI with François Arnaud as CesareHolliday Grainger as LucreziaDavid Oakes as Juan and Aidan Alexander as Gioffre Borgia.  Colm Feore also stars as cardinal della Rovere.

The Borgias takes place during a time period that I love to study and so I have been anticipating seeing it.  Finally, I had some free time last night to watch it. I had not opened the package before last night, and to my great disappointment, I opened the package only to find that inside was the show Entourage instead of The Borgias.  So there was no Borgias to be seen last night.

Next, I decided to watch an old show that I loved as a kid that has recently come out on DVD ,Tales of the Golden Monkey. More than likely, none of my readers has ever heard of the show.  It only lasted one season and starred Stephen Collins.  Anyway, after I put it in the DVD player, I decided I really wanted to watch something less wholesome, so instead, I began watching the fourth season of True Blood.  Not quite as unwholesome as porn might have been, but pretty damn close.  I love the show, even if its not the greatest television.  It just has plenty of eye candy.  The only bad thing is that I am pretty sure that I have not seen season three like I thought I had.  Oh well, it was still fun to watch.

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

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