You know the motto: "The end justifies the means"?
It was inspired by this man (well not exactly THIS man but...).
Cesare Borgia was the son of Pope Alessandro VI and brother of Lucrezia Borgia.
Altought he received a lot of help and support by the Vatican in his exeditions, the success he achieved in all his battles was due to his fine mind and to his tricks and games. And also by a tad bit of cruelty. He didn't refrain from killing and torturing even his close ones, alliates, friends, brothers... so here come the motto from Niccolò Macchiavelli "The end justifies the means".
There is this new tv shows called The Borgias and I'm completely addicted to it.
I always loved renaissance families' history. My favourites so far are the Medicis, but the Borgias come next. Tought the two families are very different, the Medicis are more accurate and slow in their achievements, the Borgias are...well...a blast no one expected, they've been fast in their growth and faster in their fall.
I like how the series depict the story of this family. Maybe there is a bit of romance in it but well, we can justify it as the the end of it is good right? And I also like how this new actor François Arnoud plays the not so easy role of Cesare Borgia. (Oh and a good mention to the giant Jeremy Irons acting as the Pope)
So, do you watch this serie? You like it?