Da Vinci’s Demons an endearingly entertaining look at Renaissance history

March 20, 2014 7:25 PM

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Da Vinci’s Demons and historical accuracy go about as well together as Game of Thrones and Shakespeare. No one should base a term paper on it. It was conceived and written, after all, by creator of the Blade trilogy and co-writer of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight movies, David S. Goyer.

And as Da Vinci’s Demons returns for its second season, it delivers. This is no dry, musty costume drama. The young Leonardo, as played by British theatre actor Tom Riley, is cut more from the DiCaprio cloth than the Italian Renaissance painter-sculptor-mathematician-engineer of historical record, a...

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