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Yehudi
11-29-2010, 10:53 PM
For you history buffs going through Tudor withdrawal. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s40diPIX-cU

IceAlisa
11-29-2010, 11:10 PM
Good clean fun! :)

Evilynn
11-30-2010, 03:48 PM
I'm so looking forward to both The Borgias and Game of Thrones in 2011. I haven't really picked up any new series this year, although I'm going to give Boardwalk Empire a shot.

ioana
11-30-2010, 04:53 PM
I'm so looking forward to both The Borgias and Game of Thrones in 2011. I haven't really picked up any new series this year, although I'm going to give Boardwalk Empire a shot.

Wheee! So glad someone else brought up Game of Thrones! ASOIAF is probably my favorite fanatasy series and I'm very happy HBO picked it up. I shudder to think of a sanitized Disney-style version.

The new trailers for it look great, as do the on-set pictures. Crap captioning aside, of course. Tyrion's 'marauding ways'...give me a break.

http://io9.com/5700837/winter-is-coming-game-of-thrones-trailer-and-pics-are-breathtakingly-gorgeous

http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20385926_20442931,00.html

As an added bonus, I've liked Nikolaj Coster-Waldau since I saw him in Enigma ages ago and think he makes a very believable Jaime Lannister.

rjblue
12-01-2010, 12:16 AM
The trailer for The Borgias looks amazing.

But- Game of Thrones- BIG Squeeeee- Sean Bean!11!!11 :swoon:

and Jennifer Ehle - heroine most awesome! :respec:

eta- aw darn, further research says that Jennifer's been replaced.

topaz
12-01-2010, 03:52 PM
This series is hit before it have been aired.

I just here the protests coming from the Catholic Church. You know the Church does not like it when its popes are protrayed this way.

RJBlue.. I"m a huge Sean Bean fan too. I watched Percy Jackson and the Olympians to see the few scenes he was in.

Allen
12-01-2010, 06:36 PM
I was more excited about Game of Thrones (and I'm still super excited because I've read every single book) at first, but I'm getting really excited about this show as well. I'm glad that a lot of high quality cable series are hitting the airwaves. After Six Feet Under went off the air, I was really sad, but we've gotten a ton of great cable drama series and I'm very thankful for that.

rjblue
12-01-2010, 07:05 PM
I just here the protests coming from the Catholic Church. You know the Church does not like it when its popes are protrayed this way.

Well- the Catholic websites (http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01289a.htm) don't really whitewash him. There seems plenty, in that small synopsis of his life, to write quite a lurid miniseries without having to veer even as far from the historical record as The Tudors did.

I'm waiting for someone to do a miniseries about Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Rob
12-01-2010, 07:06 PM
I can't wait - do we have a start date yet?

lmarie086
12-01-2010, 07:16 PM
I'm waiting for someone to do a miniseries about Eleanor of Aquitaine.

THAT would be amazing to see.

I'm so excited for this all. I have indeed been in withdrawal. :watch:

Yehudi
01-19-2011, 04:19 PM
Series begins April 3. Another promo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l93q93DKhA&feature=player_embedded

Nomad
01-19-2011, 04:45 PM
This series is hit before it have been aired.

I just here the protests coming from the Catholic Church. You know the Church does not like it when its popes are protrayed this way...

Borgia wasn't the only scandalous pope. John XII was so dissolute that his reign was called a "pornocracy" and the two Medici popes who came after Borgia were pretty unsavoury as well. And I'm sure there were others who kept mistresses and put out hits on their political rivals and the like.

lmarie086
01-19-2011, 04:52 PM
Yay more scandalous historical drama shows! :)

Satellitegirl
01-19-2011, 04:56 PM
Looks great. I love Jeremy Irons(especially the voice :swoon:)

Artemis@BC
01-19-2011, 05:18 PM
I had to stop watching The Tudors -- it was just too cringe-worthy -- but I think the story of the Borgias has a lot of potential. Plus it has Jeremy Irons. :swoon: Of course being a cable peasant means I'll have to wait that much longer to see it ... but I can be patient when I have to be.

Excited about Game of Thrones too, I loved those books.

Speaking of fantasy series, anyone else wish they'd do a mini-series of The Fionavar Tapestry?