Da Vinci's Demons is Complex.

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Guy Gardener, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. Lonemagpie

    Lonemagpie Writer Admiral

    Jan 31, 2007
    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...
  2. Data Holmes

    Data Holmes Admiral Admiral

    Apr 21, 2001
    zone.33 lounge at club Planet Noir
    Funny, I really like the show.
  3. stj

    stj Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 27, 2006
    the real world
    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.