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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 banking dynasty when his father, Giovanni, dies suddenly.
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Series cast summary:
...  Cosimo 8 episodes, 2016
...  Lorenzo 8 episodes, 2016
...  Contessina 8 episodes, 2016
...  Marco Bello 8 episodes, 2016
Alessandro Sperduti ...  Piero 8 episodes, 2016
...  Lucrezia 8 episodes, 2016
...  Ugo Bencini 8 episodes, 2016
...  Guadagni 8 episodes, 2016
...  Emilia 8 episodes, 2016
...  Rinaldo Albizzi 7 episodes, 2016
Eugenio Franceschini ...  Ormando Albizzi 7 episodes, 2016
...  Pazzi 7 episodes, 2016
...  Ricciardo 6 episodes, 2016
...  Giovanni 5 episodes, 2016
Brando Leon Rustici ...  Vieri 4 episodes, 2016
Sarah Felberbaum ...  Maddalena 4 episodes, 2016
Alessandro Preziosi ...  Brunelleschi 4 episodes, 2016
...  Pope Eugenius IV 3 episodes, 2016
...  Bredani 3 episodes, 2016
...  Piccarda 3 episodes, 2016
...  Alessandra Albizzi / ... 3 episodes, 2016
Alberto Sette ...  Corona 3 episodes, 2016
Roberto Mantovani ...  Father Anselmo 2 episodes, 2016
...  Maria Tarugi 2 episodes, 2016
...  Malavolti 2 episodes, 2016
Marcello Paesano ...  Captain 2 episodes, 2016
...  Francesco Sforza 2 episodes, 2016
Gerolamo Alchieri ...  Aso degli Albizzi / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Marco Zingaro ...  Matteo 2 episodes, 2016
...  Tancredi 2 episodes, 2016
Arturo Scognamiglio ...  Medici Guard 2 episodes, 2016
Liliana Fiorelli ...  Evra Cavalcanti / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Giusy Buscemi ...  Rosa 2 episodes, 2016
Andrea Tidona ...  Pope Martin V 2 episodes, 2016
Alessandro Cremona ...  Ferzetti 2 episodes, 2016
...  Andreas di Cecco 2 episodes, 2016
Ilir Jacellari ...  Jailer 2 episodes, 2016
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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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Sean Bean is set to appear in the second season of the series. Sean Bean and Richard Madden both starred in the series Game of Thrones (2011) as father and son characters. Bean portrayed Ned Stark and Madden portrayed Robb Stark. See more »

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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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Music by Paolo Buonvino
Lyrics by Ann Deborah Dyer
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Surprisingly engrossing
8 January 2017 | by See 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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