"Why am I watching?
I know this has been cancelled, but, I'm still watching season 2 so, bear with it. I find it an interesting story, and it had me hooked in the beginning... I like how cunning the characters can be."
Religion is power!
The series follows the rise of the Borgia family to the pinnacle of the Roman Catholic Church and their struggles to maintain their grip on power. The beginning of the first season depicts the election of Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy through simony and bribery with the help of his son, Cesare. The triumph in the papal conclave of Borgia, who becomes Pope Alexander VI, enrages his rivals in the College of Cardinals, some of whom decide to plot against him.