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PotC 4 review
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classics_lover From: classics_lover Date: June 5th, 2011 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I buy the Dr Who Magazine for Steven's Production Notes article each month - I get the CUTEST Coupling Steve plotbunnies, and it's such a good insight into how his mind works. And yes he HATES spoilers, LOL, but I don't blame him for trying to keep things under wraps. But this episode - it answered quite a lot of questions and then opened a MASSIVE can of fannish questions at the same time. Damn it I'll have to watch the rest of the series when it comes back, like I wasn't planning to already ;-)

Are you liking The Borgias? It looks good in the trailers, but I have such a dodgy internet that downloading is not an option (stupid pay-as-you-go-wifi has no decent reception) and I'm wondering if it would be worth it to get Sky digital to see it - no Irish channel is likely to pick it up.

I'll wait until the whole thing is screencapped rather than watch it. I'd find it too upsetting to watch, I think. But iconnage is 8always8 good news.
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: June 6th, 2011 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

The Borgias

I thought The Borgias would just be like The Tudors, but it's not, oddly enough. It plays out a bit more like The Godfather (which makes sense because Mario Puzo based the Corleones on the Borgias in the first place). There's more emphasis on the family in this series, whereas The Tudors was pretty much all about Henry (I always found that annoying- they could very well have covered the reigns of Henry's children too). I'm glad Neil Jordan's the showrunner for this series. I loved Michael Collins and Breakfast On Pluto and I knew he'd make a good job of it.

The settings are quite good and the cast is excellent; I was quite tickled to see Derek Jacobi and a couple of other actors I'd seen in other tv shows. No one's nearly as hammy as JRM was as Henry VIII. ;p

And Jeremy Irons. Oh, be still my beating heart. Sexiest Pope ever.
classics_lover From: classics_lover Date: June 6th, 2011 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: The Borgias

Jeremy Irons can make ANYTHING sexy as all hell. Mm om nom nom :-)

I wondered if the Irishness of The Tudors made them focus on the Irish actor more, or if JRM just turned into a total diva during the production, LOL.

Neil Jordan as showrunner *is* good news.
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