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Old April 17 2013, 03:41 PM   #16
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Re: Da Vinci's Demons is Complex.

I agree with Guy on Robert Downey Jr. He pretty much plays himself in his movies, but he also has charisma and I think that's what people are drawn to.

As for Da Vinci's Demons, I saw it last night. I actually like the idea of re-imagining Leonardo Da Vinci the way they did, but I didn't like the execution. I thought it was pretty boring and I had a hard time making it through the episode. I don't think I'll be back unless I hear of an interesting development or something. Oh, and the lead reminded me of Captain Hook from Once Upon a Time.
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Old April 17 2013, 03:42 PM   #17
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So, is it true that they're portraying Da Vinci as some sort of a ladies man? I read the synopsis, double checked and gave up on even trying to watch. Tell me it's not true. What's next, Mahatma Gandhi with a machine gun, yelling "Non-violence, motherfuckers!"
As I was watching, I thought... I wonder if they can make a show like this about Jesus.
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Old April 17 2013, 04:46 PM   #18
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Re: Da Vinci's Demons is Complex.

Where JC is a conman and we see him going through the motions creating all the machinery necessary to fake his miracles and reputation?
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Old April 17 2013, 05:01 PM   #19
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Don't know. Couldn't make it work.
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Old April 17 2013, 07:18 PM   #20
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Starz Renews Da Vinci's Demons for Season 2

That was quick.
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Old April 29 2013, 03:38 PM   #21
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OK, so I watched the first episode of Da Vinci's Demons. Not bad, but hugely derivative. Basically, imagine BBC Wales does Assassin's Creed 2 (really, the CG Florence is totally AC2...), with fast-talking pretty boys and girls to pick up Merlin's audience, and gratuitous nudity and swears to try to catch the Game Of Thrones audience. That said, it's fucking better than Merlin, by a long way, so actually I didn't mind it. Whether the screaming anachronisms will put me off it later remains to be seen, especially as opposed to AC2 which so impressed me that I had to go and get some proper history books about the Pazzi Plot and the Medicis - whereas this show isn't making me want to learn more about Leonardo...
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Old May 9 2013, 11:00 PM   #22
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Funny, I really like the show.
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Old May 10 2013, 12:07 PM   #23
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So, is it true that they're portraying Da Vinci as some sort of a ladies man? I read the synopsis, double checked and gave up on even trying to watch. Tell me it's not true. What's next, Mahatma Gandhi with a machine gun, yelling "Non-violence, motherfuckers!"
As I was watching, I thought... I wonder if they can make a show like this about Jesus.
Hollywood has no esthetic or ethical principles to prevent it. But then we'd see that when their guy's image is treated irreverently Christians get ugly too.

I'm sure the thinking is that it is no more common knowledge that DaVinci was arrested for sodomy or his later life centered on a young man, than it is common knowledge that none of his most exciting machines can work or that he was most (worldly) successful for making the Renaissance version of Disney animatronics.
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