The Borgias

A Wolf Leashed Upon the World: 'The Borgias: The Second Season' | 26 Mar 2013 // 11:10 PM

One of television's most beautiful shows -- like Game of Thrones but with 100% more Popes -- explores the idea of historical fiction in its occasionally stunning second season, with a finalé for the ages.

The Will of God: 'The Borgias: The First Season' | 22 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM

The Borgias: The First Season on Blu-ray introduces "the original crime family", and it wastes no time in getting to the dirty secrets of one of the most powerful and influential families of the 15th century.


TV Highpoints and Lowpoints of 2010-2011... Number 2 | 19 Aug 2011 // 1:00 AM

The 2010-2011 TV season saw an unprecedented number of major film directors work in TV, while Charlie Sheen's meltdown was an embarrassment both to him and to those who fixated on his demise.


Borgias inspire two current TV series | 20 Feb 2012 // 10:50 PM

The Borgia family is quite the TV sensation. Showtime has gotten considerable attention for “The Borgias,” a chronicle of scheming and plotting in Rome in

Premium TV becomes enamored with big-budget, high-drama period pieces | 28 Mar 2011 // 7:00 AM

Anyone pitching a concept these days to pay-cable channels should heed this advice: Think big. Really big. Almost every new production debuting this spring on

//Mixed media

Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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