Today, I started to watch The Borgias, I’m still on episode 1 of Season 1. Currently, the episode is buffering again; unfortunately, my internet is rather slow sometimes.
Thus far, the episode is pretty interesting, and I may actually end up watching the new season when it premieres. Of course, I’ll have to catch up on all of Season 1 first, which may take a while with my lagging internet.
A little known fact about me is that my interest is piqued randomly. It might be as small as a single advertisement in a magazine that suddenly causes me to be seized with a very strong urge to know more. It could be a single TV advertisement that I cannot get out of my head. As simple as an offhand remark made by a friend. One interesting word in a novel I’m reading. Really, it could be anything at all.
The reason I bring this up is because today, I received the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, where there was a full page advertisement (front and back) for The Borgias. The first side I saw was what appeared to be a perfume sampler. You know, the kinds that are a full page, and folded along the side, and you pull it open and can smell the fragrance. The front looked like this:
The back of the page advertised the show itself.
I became curious and peeled back a portion of the side to see what it smelled like. It was…alluring. Dark and beautiful, mysterious. Not much of a description, I know, but I find myself unable to describe scents even passably well.
Nevertheless, I was unable to get the scent out of my head for most of the afternoon, and finally looked up the show, and began to watch it.
Now here I am, waiting for the first episode to finish buffering.