The Borgias 3 Seasons 2012

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Season 2
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3. The Beautiful Deception TV-MA CC

Lucrezia embarks on a hunger strike over her father's refusal to allow a Catholic burial for her lover; the French turn back toward Rome; Della Rovere slips back into the city.

Runtime:
56 minutes
Original air date:
April 22, 2012

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The Beautiful Deception

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Season 2
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    1. The Borgia Bull Pope Alexander VI takes a new lover and hosts a grand celebration; the rivalry between Cesare and Juan spills into the streets; Lucrezia tends to her newborn child; Della Rovere escapes assassination.

    TV-MA 54min April 8, 2012
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    2. Paolo The father of Lucrezia's child travels to Rome but suffers an unfortunate fate at the hands of Juan; the Pope's lovers take him in disguise on a tour of Rome's indigent.

    TV-MA 48min April 15, 2012
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    3. The Beautiful Deception Lucrezia embarks on a hunger strike over her father's refusal to allow a Catholic burial for her lover; the French turn back toward Rome; Della Rovere slips back into the city.

    TV-MA 56min April 22, 2012
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    4. Stray Dogs Cesare recruits a band of mercenaries to seek revenge on the retreating French troops; the Pope forges more strategic alliances; Lucrezia joins Giulia's quest to aid Rome's poor.

    TV-MA 53min April 29, 2012
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    5. The Choice Cesare deals with the cunning Sforzas decisively; Alexander travels to Florence in disguise to hear the fiery preacher Savonarola.

    TV-MA 53min May 6, 2012
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    6. Day of Ashes Alexander fasts after a lightning strike on St. Peter's Basilica; Cesare tries to prove his worth as a military commander; the Pope pressures Lucrezia to enter another political marriage.

    TV-MA 51min May 13, 2012
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    7. The Siege at Forli Juan's triumph in Spain is short-lived; Lucrezia scuttles a scheme to marry her off to a rich merchant; Savonarola conducts the infamous Bonfire of the Vanities.

    TV-MA 52min May 20, 2012
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    8. Truth and Lies Back in Rome, Juan flaunts a wounded leg and spins a yarn about his valiant conduct at his army's defeat at Forli. Lucrezia, Giulia and Vanozza discover that the improvements to an orphanage they demanded from the Cardinals have not been begun.

    TV-MA 50min June 3, 2012
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    9. World of Wonders It's Easter, but Alexander continues to fast. A new taster is recruited, and Antonello gets the job - Della Rovere's assassin is ready to strike. In Florence, Cesare challenges Savonarola to a trial by fire. Raffaello meanwhile, formally asks for Lucrezia's hand but Alexander sends the brothers packing. Giulia persuades Alexander that his Papacy has been a good thing, so he ends his fast and orders a celebration for the baptism of Lucrezia's baby.

    TV-MA 50min June 10, 2012
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    10. The Confession While Alexander worries that Juan has not come home, Savonarola is tortured on the rack but will not confess. Cesare, determined to destroy his legacy as well as his body, fakes a confession and Savonarola is burned as a heretic. Meanwhile, a new suitor for Lucrezia's hand - Alfonso of Aragon - arrives in Rome. Playful Lucrezia sets out to play the minx with him as with the others, then surprises herself by falling for him. She announces she will marry him.

    TV-MA 58min June 17, 2012

Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Jon Amiel
Supporting actors Holliday Grainger, Joanne Whalley, Lotte Verbeek, David Oakes, Sean Harris, Peter Sullivan, Colm Feore, Gina McKee, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Michel Muller, Luke Pasqualino, Noah Taylor, Ronan Vibert, Helen Bradbury, Richard Rifkin, Bosco Hogan, Mark Noble, Kellie Blaise
Season year 2012
Network Showtime
Executive Producer James Flynn
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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99 of 107 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 13, 2012
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THE BORGIAS is back on screen and Season 2 is a welcome return. As last season progressed the series became a bit fragmented, but those seeds of subplots are now coming to be fleshed out. The cast remains the same (except some of last season's actors have already been knocked off, like poor Paolo). Neil Jordan still is the major influence and he is ably served by Jeremy Irons, (Rodrigo Borgia) the wonderful François Arnaud (Cesare Borgia), Holliday Grainger (Lucrezia Borgia), Lotte Verbeek (Giulia Farnese), David Oakes (Juan Borgia), Colm Feore (Giuliano Della Rovere), et al. One major change that is very positive - the art of the opening credits are truly creative and historically informed and simply fine graphics. Here is to another season with the cruelest family that ever lived! Grady Harp, April 12
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Richard the 8th on January 16, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
The Borgias' second season builds on the strengths of its first: plotting, acting and characterisation on the artistic side, costumes, sets and spectacle on the technical; this is a season in which everyone involved seems to have hit their stride, and whilst a production of this scope and ambition could always be better, consider me satisfied.

Here in Australia it's been out since late 2012, so I've watched every episode and some of the Special Features. With this sort of historical drama I'd happily watch a ten hour documentary of the times. It certainly wouldn't hurt the producers credentials if, in these behind-the-scenes docos, they highlighted more those events in history faithfully dramatised by the show (naturally glossing over the inaccuracies).

Overall this show has turned out better than I thought it would and is at least one star better than its closest rival, The Tudors, thanks in large part to a more charismatic lead in Jeremy Irons and a wonderful supporting cast. It may help that I'm less familiar with Rodrigo and Cesare Borgia than I am with Henry VIII, but even so, The Borgias has a natural energy and emotion The Tudors often struggled to achieve. It looks like a show made by people who wanted to tell its story rather than cynically cash in on its forerunner's success.

Highly recommended.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Martha L. Maust on April 3, 2013
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I have watched the first season and was looking forward to the second...Preordered. Have had to return the set TWICE because,
as others have commented, there are Flashing White Lines on the disc and I am disappointed that I have not been able to watch
this wonderfully photographed movie. No guarantee that I won't be sent a THIRD DEFECTIVE DISK. What has happened to Customer "Service"? Amazon's communication system is lacking and I am sent to the UPS facility to return yet another one.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Arben Hasa on April 27, 2013
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The second season is amazing. Amazing beyond words.

However, there is a huge problem. Showtime screwed up. DVD's are defective. Not just from Amazon, and I've gone through 8 sets of the show. From retail, to online.

If watching on Widescreen, there are flashing lines that show up and will continue to keep flashing and are very easy to notice. It's horrible.

Amazon has stopped selling the product, so hopefully it will be fixed.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Joseph on April 4, 2013
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I have already received two sets and all are defective. There is a white line running on the top of the screen and it is on all the disk's. . I email and get no results. Who wants to keep sending DVD's back that are defective and no one will even check there stock. I have already received two sets and all are defective.

I wish someone at Amazon would take the time and view these DVD's, then they would see what the problem is.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By lauren on April 2, 2013
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While I enjoy the show, there is a problem with the discs, there are white lines above the border on the top of the letterbox. Need to return it and hopefully get a copy without the problem.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Donald E. Zlotnik on February 15, 2013
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Historical fiction at its best! Excellent cast! Excellent and accurate clothes and equipment! Well paced episodes. Over all some fo the best production to come out of Hollywood this year!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brittanica on March 30, 2013
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Excellent acting one and all. Made us feel we were right there, just hiding behind a screen! A history lesson that will always stick in my head from now on. Wish those historic lessons had always been this way, years ago. Whoever thought this up, and put this story on the screen, is brilliant. Thanks for the pleasure.
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