I just finished watching episode 1 of the Starz series da Vinci’s Demons. It is a drama set in Renaissance Florence. It’s got Medici intrigue and some (potentially) good characters. The young Leonardo is presented as a revolutionary, always prepared to challenge the powers that be. It has some very interesting (again, potentially, since I have only watched the one episode) story lines of a subterranean Hermetic culture that could challenge the power base of the corrupt Vatican and its Pope.
I am, however, pissed that I cannot get the accompanying iPad app since it is only available in the United States. I sure wish that someone would invent some technology that would allow for instant access of data across the world. They could call it, oh, I don’t know, the Internet? You’re welcome.