A good start but fails in many ways.Rating: 2 likes, 0 dislikes
First I thought yes, another paranormal "docu". The first episode was especially nice. It was very funny to see what was haunted and the fact that a couple of friends and myself went to these locations a couple of years back was a bit nostalgic :)
So I though great start guys. Then came episode 2 & 3. Horrible historical research just horrible. All of these "claimed historical facts " are completely false. You get more exact information using wikipedia, and thats already a questionable source, then listening these dudes and dudettes blustering through their "research". Other series like: destination truth, ghost adventures, ghost hunters, dead files etc do 1000% better job then "killer contact".
Now some facts: in the episode where they go to italy in search of the "killer lucretia borgia" they are using parts of assassins creed, a famous videogame, and the series "the borgias" as "historical facts". Both of them are whoefully historical incorrect and just hollywood speculation. Also women, especially from a high class where just viewed as "leverage" to gain influence and wealth. It was also very common that daughters of "high society" married multiple times during their life. Not because of love but because of gaining influence for the family and or parent, mostly the "pater familias".
Here is some wikipedia information that is relatively ok:
Main article: Lucrezia Borgia
Lucrezia was born in Subiaco, Italy to Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia and Roman mistress Vanozza Catanei. Lucrezia before the age of 13 was engaged to two Spanish princes, but after her father became Pope she was married to Giovanni Sforza in 1493 at the age of 13. It was a typical political marriage to improve Alexander's power; however, when Pope Alexander VI did not need the Sforzas any more, the marriage was annulled in 1497, on the dubious grounds that it had never been consummated.
Shortly afterwards she was involved in a scandal involving her alleged relationship with a Pedro Calderon, a Spaniard generally known as Perotto. His body was found in the Tiber on February 14, 1498 along with the body of one of Lucrezia's ladies. It is likely that Cesare had them killed as an affair would have damaged the negotiations being conducted for another marriage. During this time rumours were also spread suggesting that a child born at this time, Giovanni Borgia, also known as the Infans Romanus (child of Rome) was Lucrezia's.
Lucrezia’s second marriage, to wealthy young Prince Alfonso of Aragon, allowed the Borgias to form an alliance with another powerful family. However, this relationship did not last long either. Cesare wished to strengthen his relations with France and completely break with the Kingdom of Naples. As Alfonso's father was the ruler of the Kingdom of Naples, the young husband was in great danger. Although the first attempt at murder did not succeed, Alfonso was eventually strangled in his own quarters.
Lucrezia's third and final husband was Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara. After her father died in 1503, she lived a life of freedom in Ferrara with her husband and children. Unfortunately, her pregnancies were difficult and she lost several babies after birth. She died in 1519, 10 days after the birth and death of her last child, Isabella Maria. She was buried in a tomb with Isabella and Alfonso.
Normally I do not use wiki but for this, because it is easily accessible for everyone and its more or less correct information, I give this link.
This shows that "lucretia borgia" isn't the man poisoning horrible person that the ignorant idiots from killer contact picture her to be.
That is why They deserve a lowly 1/10. I would give it actually a -100 if I could.
So if you are into bad series that misrepresent or "manhandle " history then this is your thing
Review posted on Friday, December 13th 2013 at 2:58 am