TV preview: 'Da Vinci' debut is sort of a mess

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The new Starz drama "Da Vinci's Demons'' might turn out to be a decent series, although you'd never know if from the debut — a confusing mess more notable for the full-frontal nudity than the plot. But Episode 2 of this series that casts Leonardo Da Vinci as a genius/action hero is more coherent and considerably more promising.

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