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 »
Jacopo Olmo Antinori
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
John Bradley, who played alongside Richard Madden in Game of Thrones (2011), played Richard Madden's character's great-grandson Cardinal Giovanni di Medici (future Pope Leo X), in Borgia (2011) See more »
The characters have beards. But on the XV century portraits Italians are smooth-faced. See more »
I love period pieces, and this one does not disappoint. Unlike DaVinci's demons, which borderlines on corny, this series has a lot of drama, some sex and a decent accounting of the Medici household. Of course it takes some liberties, but for the most part it is a good solid watch- and the scenery is stunning. The costumes are beautiful and so are the interior sets. The characters seemed a tiny bit flat, but that was more of a writing error than a acting issue. However, most history - shown in the day to day- isn't all sex and roses, so I thought this was well done. I think that the influence of the church should have been examined more closely, as the Popes during that time were not pious men. I look forward to future installments.
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