What the Borgias lacks in super hot famous male lead (Jeremy Irons is no Jonathan Rhys Meyers) it definitely makes up with a gorgeous backplot and one of the most interesting families in history. I hope, this is a success and they can revert back to England and consider Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, or the Medicis, perhaps Louis the 14th, or Catherine 1 or 2.

First impressions is that Jeremy Irons was bored. The whole incest power hungry is there but not quite there. It's not as powerful as I expected it to be. I wanted some stronger acting for Cesare and stronger for Alexander VI. Both seemed weaker to their female counterparts who were not at all the strongest actresses.

Throughout the pilot what interested me the most was Lucretia, I know the basic plot of the rise and demise of the Borgias and Lucretia is one of the most interesting person in their history. Was she a normal girl abused by her brother and her father for politics? Or is she just as poisonous as the rest of her family. The Borgias appears to have taken the former rather than the later but the actress shows potential for a poisonous black widow as well.

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3:39 PM
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Mar 31, 2011
Rokko - Level 57 Warlock
Total Time 83 minutes
EXP Gain = 25.66% [House Buff, Resting EXP, Channel]
Gold Gain = 87.2340 Gold
Soul Gain = 204
Armor Enchant Dust 234
Weapon Enchant Dust 64

Time 01-10 21 minutes [1.74%, 1.4172 Gold]
Time 11-20 14 minutes [3.54% 5.4958 Gold]
Time 21-30 08 minutes [4.6% 12.6210 Gold]
Time 31-40 13 minutes [6.68% 24.6606 Gold]
Time 41-50 26 minutes [9.11% 43.0394 Gold]



The bottom 3 towers were put up first followed by the 3rd Level 8 or 9Earth tower and the 2nd level 6 Freezing tower with the 2 extra level 3-4 Freezing towers going up for stalling at the level 50.

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Mar 28, 2011
Camelot is a new series that I watched this week.
I'm still rather mixed in feelings about this series because while it includes me love for legends, kings, wizards, and so forth. The 2 main characters are as far as the pilot are wooden to me.

I don't see anything new in the characters, I don't see any potential differences from the original roles in the legend and maybe that's exactly what they are going for, but to me that feels lacking.

I've read the books and I've watched other adaptions, so what I want is something that gives me a little something different. It'd be interesting to have a blond haired blue eyed angelic looking Morgana instead of the always dark evil queen image Morgana.

The other Arthurian TV show I watch, Merlin may have a tiny tiny budget compared to this and the main characters may not be the most attractive people (oh Merlin and Gwen) but the characters just feel so much more alive. Maybe I'm being too harsh after viewing just one episode and I'm sure the characters will flesh out more but the pilot leaves me wondering if it's going to be worth it to watch another episode. (which I probably will. I generally watch at least 2-3 episodes to see the direction a show is going before dropping it)

There's about 2-3 scenes that make the series worth it. Eva Green telling King Lot to "say my name" in bed which was honestly hot and pulling the Sword of Mars out of the stone.

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Mar 6, 2011