From a small Italian community in 15th-century Florence, the Medici family would rise to rule Europe in many ways. Using charm, patronage, skill, duplicity and ruthlessness, they would ...
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Florence, August 1466: Lorenzo de'Medici, the 17-year-old heir to the dynasty, foils a murderous plot against his father and saves his family from a coup d'etat. The Medici still dominate Florence, ...
Florence, 1537: Alessandro de'Medici the Duke of Florence, lies murdered in his bed. His cousin is plucked from obscurity to lead Florence. He is just 17. His rivals think he's a puppet, but despite ...
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From a small Italian community in 15th-century Florence, the Medici family would rise to rule Europe in many ways. Using charm, patronage, skill, duplicity and ruthlessness, they would amass unparalleled wealth and unprecedented power. They would also ignite the most important cultural and artistic revolution in Western history--the European Renaissance. But the forces of change the Medici helped unleash would one day topple their ordered world.Written by
This show is pretty entertaining with many great actors and the history based tale is beautifully filmed. Now...after saying all of that I must say that this series is also quite soap opera-like. The jumping from one thing to the next makes you feel as if they are making it up as they go along. The stories told about murder and intrigue seem a bit shallow and predictable. Its quite ironic that a few of the actors were in Game Of Thrones, the series that sparked this new interest in dramatic 16th century time pieces. The payoff of season one seemed a bit far fetched as well. I watched it on Netflix and grew tired of the up and down nature of the series. Not sure if I will watch season two because it looks like the writers are barely holding us with daytime soap opera tricks.
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