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The Borgias -- feel the awesomeness! [Sep. 16th, 2011|06:35 pm]
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Since I put this whole elaborate thing for a comment at the Yuletide brainstorm post, I figure I'll post it here too :) Extra pimpage never hurt anyone/anything.

“The Showtime Original Series The Borgias is the sordid saga of one of the most remarkable and legendary families in history. Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia (Academy Award® winner Jeremy Irons) to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth for himself and his family. The unbounded audacity of this original crime family went on to inspire Machiavelli's The Prince and Mario Puzo's The Godfather.” – Official Website

You can get links to where to watch the episodes online from this site.

There are 9 episodes in the first season. Here are some of the really fun stuff about this show:
-Political (and religious) intrigue, power struggles
-Awesome acting
-Hot guys (Cesare, Juan )
-Pretty girls (Lucrezia, Giulia)
-LOTS OF SMEXINESS (het 1, het 2, het 3, het 4)
-Lot of non-canon-paring potential! (slash, femmslash, het - incest)

This fandom has so many possibilities and opportunities for all sorts of things -- from dark!fic to family fluff, from romance to kinky sex, from gen to het to slash, from character studies to long epics and intrigue stories.