1470. Medici's family power has been consolidated over time. Lorenzo is called to take his father's place after an attempt on his life which reveals years of poor bank management from them.... See full summary »
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
Loved it! Cosimo (and Lorenzo) De Medici are fascinating historical characters and the story line weaves with the intrigue and political tightropes of the day. Of course there are historical liberties but the script and sets recreated the era well. The story drew me in and the acting is brilliant! Loved Contessina's character and Annabel Scholey pulled it off! Hats off to Richard Madden, Giudo Caprino and the entire cast. The real Cosimo was a key player in the formation of the Renaissance, no small thing. Love that a series would tackle the era and the real pressures that such a significant person faced. "Medici" was inspiring, educational and looked beautiful. Another review said the dialogue was boring which surprises me but it wasn't really an age of "zingers", maybe that's what they were looking for.
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