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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
Awaiting new season, but would appreciate more historical adherence
The show was captivating, I watched the entire season in 3-4 days. Yet I do think there was too much soap opera there: when you watch a historical show like this, I think sticking more to the history, the actual events would be much better than showing some legs and sex. This is the mid-15th Century, yet it seems to have glossed over or completely ignored some of the most important things happening in Europe then: the Black Plague wiped out a quarter of Europe - yet it is only briefly mentioned; the Inquisition that had been gutting Europe for 300 years prior - and 400 years after - is not mentioned at all. The Crusades, the famines, the civil wars in Europe (with the influx of refugees everywhere including Florence) - Nada. Not to mention the décor that is totally out of place - Fleur De Lis wall coverings? That'd be French, not Florence. The beautiful baroque-ish other wall coverings? Knock-offs of Fortuny, circa mid-19'th century (doubt they had the real thing, that costs $400/yard to the trade), not 15th Century Florence. Many other historical mishaps. That DID spoil the show a lot for me. Those were easily researched and easily implemented things, yet they didn't seem to care that much.
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