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Medici 

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A political family drama set in Florence in the early fifteenth century. Cosimo de Medici finds himself at the helm of his banking dynasty when his father, Giovanni, dies suddenly.
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Daniel Sharman ...  Lorenzo de' Medici 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Alessandra Mastronardi ...  Lucrezia Donati 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Synnove Karlsen ...  Clarice 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Sebastian De Souza ...  Sandro Botticelli 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Pietro Ragusa ...  Nicolò Ardinghelli 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Annabel Scholey ...  Contessina 13 episodes, 2016-2018
David Brandon ...  Petrucci 13 episodes, 2018-2019
Sarah Parish ...  Lucrezia de' Medici 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Aurora Ruffino ...  Bianca de' Medici 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Callum Blake ...  Carlo de' Medici 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Bradley James ...  Giuliano de' Medici 11 episodes, 2018-2019
Jacopo Olmo Antinori ...  Bastiano Soderini 11 episodes, 2018-2019
Guido Caprino ...  Marco Bello 10 episodes, 2016-2018
Jack Bannon ...  Angelo Poliziano 10 episodes, 2018-2019
Richard Madden ...  Cosimo 8 episodes, 2016
Francesco Montanari ...  Girolamo Savonarola 8 episodes, 2019
Stuart Martin ...  Lorenzo 8 episodes, 2016
Johnny Harris ...  Bruno Bernardi 8 episodes, 2019
Matteo Martari ...  Francesco de' Pazzi 8 episodes, 2018
Alessandro Sperduti ...  Piero 8 episodes, 2016
Valentina Bellè ...  Lucrezia 8 episodes, 2016
Sean Bean ...  Jacopo de' Pazzi 8 episodes, 2018
Ken Bones ...  Ugo Bencini 8 episodes, 2016
Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz ...  Simonetta Vespucci 8 episodes, 2018
Brian Cox ...  Guadagni 8 episodes, 2016
Tatjana Nardone ...  Emilia 8 episodes, 2016
Charlie Vickers ...  Guglielmo Pazzi 8 episodes, 2018
Gualtiero Burzi ...  Fra Quintino 8 episodes, 2019
Miriam Dalmazio ...  Bona of Savoy 8 episodes, 2018
Alan Cappelli Goetz ...  Roberto Cavalcanti 8 episodes, 2018
Michele Balducci Michele Balducci ...  Guido Cavalcanti 8 episodes, 2018
Lex Shrapnel ...  Rinaldo Albizzi 7 episodes, 2016
Toby Regbo ...  Tommaso Peruzzi 7 episodes, 2019
Eugenio Franceschini ...  Ormando Albizzi 7 episodes, 2016
Daniel Caltagirone ...  Pazzi 7 episodes, 2016
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd ...  Francesco Salviati 7 episodes, 2018
Raniero Monaco Di Lapio ...  Vanni 7 episodes, 2019
Beniamino Brogi ...  Nori 7 episodes, 2018
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A political, family drama set in Florence in the early 15th century. Cosimo de' Medici finds himself at the helm of his supremely wealthy, banking dynasty family, when his father, Giovanni dies suddenly. However Cosimo is concealing a dangerous secret - Giovanni was murdered. Now Cosimo and his brother must unearth his killer in order to protect the wealth and power of the family. Written by X

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Scenes in the present have a cool tone while scenes in the past have a warm tone. See more »

Goofs

We see some constructions built indeed later than the described era (XVth century): the dome of the San Lorenzo Basilica, completed by 1604, the Vasari corridor (1565) in Florence, as well as the Venetian Church of Santa Maria della Salute (1681). See more »

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Renaissance
Music by Paolo Buonvino
Lyrics by Ann Deborah Dyer
Performed by Skin
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Surprisingly engrossing
8 January 2017 | by jessicahershaSee all my reviews

I am honestly baffled by the negative reviews for this show. While it wasn't perfect, for me the good far outweighed the bad. First, the strengths:

1) The soundtrack! The opening sequence is strong, and sets the tone beautifully for what is to come, and the moody instrumental music throughout the show added to the scenes without being distracting. 2) The entire thing is visually stunning. Seriously. From the landscapes to the sets, costumes, food, colors... the whole thing is a feast for the eyes. 3) Medici: Masters of Florence is a study in the dynamics of both a family and a city. If you enjoy political intrigue, relationship drama, or the arts, this show is where it's at. 4) The acting in this show is beautiful. Annabel Scholey's many layered performance as Contessina was stunning. Richard Madden can say more with just his eyes than anyone currently on television. Stuart Martin and Guido Caprino as Lorenzo Di'Medici and Marco Bello own the screen with their charisma.

I only saw two issues that detracted from the program. 1) The casting of Dustin Hoffman as Giovanni was a real head-scratcher. His accent and demeanor did not mesh with everything else, and the performance had the air of being something his agent forced him to do. Normally I really do love DH, but this was not his best.

2) This quality is a little harder to put into words, but I felt like the show took a while to find its footing--like it wasn't quite sure which direction it wanted to take. In spite of that, I couldn't stop watching, and really enjoyed this show. Looking forward to season 2!


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