Topic: The Borgias (Miniseries)
Sarah Dunant's new book on the Borgias family of Italy has gotten good reviews. It's one of several works in pop culture to take a fresh look at the infamous family.
The History Channel miniseries 'Hatfields and McCoys' is the most-watched non-sports show ever on cable. Yes, it's violent and vulgar, but it's also good, movie-style entertainment, critics say.
Two big new miniseries, 'The Kennedys' and 'The Borgias,' take on historical figures. But in the end, their story lines might tell us more about the present day than they do about history.
04/01/2011 09:04 pm