Despite the fact that on the surface, Showtime’s THE BORGIAS — complete with copious amounts of sex and gratuitous levels of violence — is equal to timeslot rival GAME OF THRONES in almost every respect. There is one unmistakeable thing that separates HBO’s big budget fantasy from Jeremy Irons Showtime starrer: Have you seen those adorable Dire Wolf Cubs?
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As much as we hate to be that guy — you know, the Hollywood cliché who swaps his steady squeeze for a hot young newcomer — we recently decided that it was time to trade ol’ reliable Sunday stalwarts DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and BROTHERS & SISTERS for the flashier newbies GAME OF THRONES and THE KILLING. Don’t shoot the messenger.
As much as we’d like to applaud HBO for continuing to shine a much needed spotlight on a post-Katrina New Orleans — particularly in lieu of America’s 24/7 Cable News Outlets who seem to be far more interested in covering Lindsay Lohan’s legal snafu — nothing screams “bummer of a way to end a weekend” like a TREME viewing party. Worse still, we’re not the only ones who feel that way.
With apologies in advance to Showtime, no amount of Emmy love for star Edie Falco can make up for the fact that following WEEDS, DAMAGES and THE UNITED STATES OF TARA we’re thisclose to O.D.’ing on cable shows starring incredibly brilliant albeit somewhat damaged woman.
You know, those programs media conglomerates spend hundreds of millions of dollars per year on so that they can alert you to news your Twitter feed “spoiled” 7 hours ago! (See: Japanese Earthquake)