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Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance 

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 ... See full summary »
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Massimo Marinoni Massimo Marinoni ...  Narrator 4 episodes, 2004
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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 Tatev G

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4 February 2004 (USA) See more »

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Empires: Medici - Godfathers of the Renaissance See more »

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Tuscany, Italy

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£500,000 (estimated)
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(4 parts)

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1.78 : 1
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Mediocre Medici
3 February 2017 | by bland-kevin67See all my reviews

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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