2013 will probably be a pretty exciting year for me because I’ve actually allowed myself to enjoy a few television shows. I haven’t gotten into this big of a tizzy about television since I was 9 and discovered Luke Perry on 90210. Here are the shows I’m looking forward to in 2013!
BORGIA– Not “The Borgias” on Showtime. Borgia features every single horror you could possibly imagine ever actually happening in history. Before the mafia, there was the Borgia family–and that’s not just a gimmick. It’s true. Life was brutal for them, but more brutal for those who got in their way. The Borgia family, headed by patriarch Rodrigo Borgia, handled their social climbing by any means necessary, including (but not limited to) a never ending string of murder and betrayal. Rodrigo, practically seething to become the next pope, is absolutely depraved in his climb to the top. Depraved, but also (for some strange reason) lovable. If you want more information about the Borgia family, Wikipedia’s article on the odd but addicting bunch is here.
Some say the actors in Borgia are not as good looking as the actors in the crap Showtime series, but I’ll debunk that rumor quite quickly. I give you exhibit A, Cesare Borgia:
Also, exhibit B, the rest of the amazing cast:
Keep in mind that Lucrezia Borgia was not all sweet and innocent. On Showtime they do a decent job of portraying her as a damsel in distress who just has to have a smirk when she does something naughty. In Borgia (the good one), Lucrezia is portrayed very much like every other young lady in those times until she’s thrown into the world of politics and then she really begins to show her strength and her true ruthless character. I hate to say it (since history tells us that Lucrezia just loved to poison folks for the hell of it), but I love her.
The new season of Borgia starts soon, but I’m not altogether certain when. I’m sure I’ll be gushing about it the moment I find out.
There is very little information about this show, but it is said to start sometime in early 2013. The cast is also very nearly a mystery, however we do know that Jonathan Rhys Meyers will be none other than Dracula himself. Now, when I first saw him spout out the infamous words “I’m the King of England!” on Showtime in his portrayal of Henry VIII, I thought to myself, he really outta be a bloodsucker… And now he is! I should make my wishes and thoughts known much more often. Now, my absolute love for JRM aside, I have to admit that this is going to either be absolutely epic or a total flop. I wanted him to be a vampire, but I have a hard time seeing him as Dracula. We shall see what happens there soon enough.
So, that’s pretty much all I’ve got for ya. I know, right. Total ripoff of a post lol. Actually, I loved the BBC’s version of Being Human, too, but my favorite vampire is no longer on the show and it got dull for me after about the fourth season, so I’ve abandoned it for now. I may watch more later, but not until after the second season of Borgia and the first season of Dracula are completely watched.
Which shows are you interested in this coming year? I hate that there is an absolute lack in proper entertainment these days. I hate reality shows with a passion! Yeah, so you won’t find Honey Boo Boo on my television set any time soon.