The Borgias DVD box set – Review


About the series

Oscar winner Jeremy Irons stars in The Borgias, the saga of history’s most infamous crime family. Conspiring with his ruthless sons Cesare and Juan and poisonously seductive daughter Lucrezia, the charismatic Rodrigo Borgia will let nothing and no onw stand in the way of his relentless quest for wealth and power. Mercilessly cruel and defiantly decadent, intimidation and murder are his weapons of choice in his scandalous ascension to the papacy in Renaissance-era Italy.

What we thought of the series – 

When I was given the opportunity to review ‘The Borgias’, I quite frankly didn’t know what I was letting myself in for. I liked the synopsis and I knew it would be intriguing as Jeremy Irons usually stars in films that are usually hits.

This however, was a whole different level of entertainment. I was hooked from Day 1 and so was Hubs. I received Seasons 1 – 3 to review and I have to say that at the end of it, it was like I had withdrawal symptoms!

The intrigue and the suspense that the episodes hold will definitely keep you watching and wanting more.

I will not spoil it for you by revealing the story but will tell you that this is totally worth having as part of your DVD collection. I could actually watch it all over again.


Each character fulfils their part perfectly. The historical connection is also so well projected. To know that a person in power, a religious person at that, could be so cruel and avaricious to gain more power and wealth is something that I was shocked by. On the other hand one sees the Borgia Pope as a person driven by the power to do the best for his family and of course himself.

Familial ties and bonds are shown on different levels and each moment is interesting to watch.

The Borgias, is of course, not suitable for children has a 15 certification. Murder, incest, poison, treachery and battle – this series has it all.


Hubs and I would look forward to watching it every night after the kids had gone to bed. It definitely held our attention.

I think DVD box sets make lovely gifts for Christmas and I can assure you that The Borgias will be well received by anyone.

Disclaimer: I was sent the above DVD set for review. All ideas and opinions are my own.

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