The Borgias continues to be disappointingly
discreet, although the previews seem to promise future episodes riddled with
hanky-panky. So far it has been a serious historical docudrama about political
alliances and intrigues, and not the pulpy, lurid celebration of Renaissance
decadence that we had hoped for.
The best this week was
flash of ... probably nothing ... from Holliday Grainger.
Game of Thrones is taking another direction.
Since it takes place entirely in an alternate universe, it owes no dues to the
past, and is free to create the world in any manner pleasing to its creators and
audience. That includes some gratuitous sex and nudity.
Here's Emilia Clarke in
two scenes, first getting pounded by her barbarian husband, then learning to
manipulate him. Samples below: