For real, that’s my question after watching the first episode of Da Vinci’s Demons, why are all historic men figures handsome, crazy after women and sex, they are indeed talented and rage against the rules and the order of the time? Da Vinci, Sherlock, Shakespeare, The Musketeers, who’s next? Newton?
In case I want to brake it down, I do get it, somehow. Talent, yeah, of course they have it, otherwise they wouldn’t be historic figures, right? No one remembers Billy from mid town London in the mid 1500’s. Rage against the rules is another no brainer, if you always stay between the boundaries you never come up with nothing new, you have to have enough freedom to express or to at least try out your ideas.
But the hell is up with the handsomeness and sex craze? Sex may mean many things, is Hollywood trying to say that sex helps the mind work through some stuck moments, or simply it’s just a way of engaging people to watch it? In any way it is really interesting.
Were they all handsome? I don’t know, who can say that? We all know history can be altered in any way or form, so getting informations from those times is nearly impossible, yeah yeah, there are people who deal with this kind of things, I’ll leave it to them.
Historic movies and now series are interesting, they do bring a specific time back to our screens but don’t go and think that’s it has been, I doubt Da Vinci had something interesting for each day to do, maybe he was lost for weeks on some ideas, no one can tell us, what’s interesting for me is to see how some issues are interepreted or just a way they could’ve been done, like communication for instance. “XY wants to see you” type of messages, so it takes the messenger a couple of hours to get to the person who gets the message, goes back, the person who got the message has another couple of hours to get to the destination, so many things can happen. Haven’t it happened to you that you wanted to tell someone something and in 10 minutes it didn’t matter anymore, imagine that for a matter of hours.
Da Vinci’s Demons can be interesting, it has a message of some sort, push for your ideas, try, explore, but you didn’t need the series to realise that, you just had to know who this man was, same for the other greats, Newton, Platon, Einstein, etc. (I’m not good with names).
In case I thoughts get tangled in my head, be sure that I’ll spill it all out here.