There's much that I loved about this pilot, I mean from how Jeremy Irons can still get it even while playing a corrupting Pope and committing many sins and totally not helping my priest!kink at all (not that I mind of course), to how utterly gorgeous the look and feel the show is based around, along with how utterly haunting the opening credits sequence is which is totally perfect, to just how engaging the pilot was altogether that the only complaint I have is that I don't have the next episode available to me yet.
However, if there's one thing that I absolutely fell in love with while watching is my new OTP:
YES, THEY ARE BROTHER AND SISTER BUT IDGAF BECAUSE LOOK AT HOW ADORABLE THEY ARE TOGETHER! Seriously, they are absolutely shameless with the incestuous vibes between them (and by shameless I mean shameless, they practically have already announced their undying love for one another in every single scene they are in together, you just want them to start making out already!) Lucrezia is so adorable and precious, and Cesare is all adoring and protective of his sister, calling her "my love" with innocent nose-brushing and just, as;fjdaksfldakfds!!! MY SHIPPER HEART GO A-SQUEEE! ♥ ♥ ♥ I mean, I was drawn into the show because of Jeremy Irons (duh) but dammit, these two have stolen my heart. There's also some homoeroticism subtext, as well. Incest and slash vibes, along with sex, violence, nudity, sin after sin after sin, you know, all that good stuff. ^_^
The Borgias officially premieres April 3rd on Showtime, but I highly recommend downloading and previewing the pilot beforehand just to take a glimpse at how awesome this show is. If you liked The Tudors I definitely suggest watching this, it's really good. Plus with the slash, the incest, the violence and murder, there's just blasphemy everywhere up in this show. What's not to love about that?