Da Vinci’s Demons

Da Vinci's Demons: the Lovers

Da Vinci’s Demons s01e08: The Lovers

A review by Nalini Haynes Director: Jamie Payne Writers: David S Goyer (creator), Brian Nelson and Corey Reed Stars: Tom Riley, Laura Haddock, Blake Ritson The Pazzi family plans to overthrow the de Medicis at Easter. (If you thought Da Vinci’s Demons was the Sopranos set […]

The Hierophant

Da Vinci’s Demons s01e07: The Hierophant

A review by Nalini Haynes Director: Jamie Payne Writers: David S Goyer (creator), Sarah Goldfinger and Corey Reed Stars: Tom Riley, Laura Haddock, Blake Ritson In reality Leonardo da Vinci developed plans for many modern marvels including a dive suit. In Da Vinci’s Demons ‘The Hierophant’, Leonardo […]

The Devil

Da Vinci’s Demons s01e06: The Devil

A review by Nalini Haynes Director: Jamie Payne Writers: David S Goyer (creator), Brian Nelson & Marco Ramirez (writers) Stars: Tom Riley, Laura Haddock, Blake Ritson Special appearances: sausages, meat, potatoes, dongs, peanuts, cocks – SO MUCH MALE GENITALIA. Warning: full frontal male nudity in the […]

The Tower

Da Vinci’s Demons s01e05: The Tower

A review by Nalini Haynes Director: Jamie Payne Writers: David S Goyer (creator), Joe Ahearne (writer) Stars: Tom Riley, Laura Haddock, Elliot Cowan No good deed goes unpunished. During Florence’s aristocratic victory celebration, Leonardo was arrested for sodomy before being imprisoned in the tower. If Rome […]

The Magician

Da Vinci’s Demons s01e04: The Magician

A review by Nalini Haynes Director: Jamie Payne Writers: David S Goyer (creator & writer), Jami O’Brien (writer) Stars: Tom Riley, Laura Haddock, Blake Ritson Rome threatens Florence. In the age-old tradition of ‘kicking the cat’, Lorenzo de Medici threatens Leonardo da Vinci who is also […]

Da Vinci's Demons - the Prisoner

Da Vinci’s Demons s01e03: The Prisoner

A review by Nalini Haynes Director: Jamie Payne Writers: David S. Goyer (creator), Scott M. Gimple (teleplay) Stars: Tom Riley, Laura Haddock, Blake Ritson Riario, illegitimate son and agent of the Pope, takes strategy lessons from a mysterious prisoner while also learning to play ‘Go’, a […]

Da Vinci's Demons s01e02

Da Vinci’s Demons s01e02: The Serpent

A review by Nalini Haynes Creator: David S. Goyer Stars: Tom Riley, Laura Haddock, Elliot Cowan Leonardo Da Vinci is up to his usual tricks, failing to live up to the terms of his commission – creating a repeating cannon – while pursuing […]

Hanged Man

Da Vinci’s Demons s01e01: The Hanged Man

A review by Nalini Haynes Creator: David S. Goyer Stars: Tom Riley, Laura Haddock, Elliot Cowan Leonardo Da Vinci is an arrogant young man, intent on furthering his own self-interests except when his self-interest means not aggravating his father. I guess one of […]