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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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Watchseries; 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.
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.
Medici watchseries. I believe that this series deserve a lot of credit to create a complex story to Florentine republic. I know some people might disagrees, but I'm enthusiastic to follow the schemes and the art of intrigue as old politics were. I wish to see soon the second series of it. Cosimo life is a small part of Medici legacy and I hope to see more of the Lorenzo saga in the next series. Cosimo for sure put them in the history book, but Lorenzo is the one that create the Renaissance and he would deserve a series... I don't know how they will jump ahead of a century but I wish they do, Anyway I've enjoyed the series and I believe the wife/ husband relationship is overrated, since at that age women's were not supposed to act in behalf of their husband. I wish they could
I notice several reviews that mention the first season only, IE Dustin Hoffman's role, etc. On my first viewing, I found the first few episodes to be slightly boring, but the show only got better as it went along. I truly enjoyed season 1, but season 2 is on a whole other level and I urge anyone who didn't care for season 1 to keep watching. I find Lorenzo (seasons 2-3) to be much more likeable as a main character, and the Pazzi storyline was captivating. I gasped and cried throughout this show and I found myself very attached to the characters. The Medicis have their faults but for the most part, they're good characters who you root for. I really enjoyed some of the character and relationship arcs, and the romance is done well. More of a slow burn between the two main couples, infuriating at times, but entertaining to watch as there's good chemistry. Not a ton of sex or nudity, mostly in the first season and then it drops off after that. The costuming is gorgeous, and the soundtrack! I'm currently obsessed with it and listen to it frequently. The music is very prevalent throughout the series, but to me it just helps tie everything together. The acting is great and Daniel Sharman especially is amazing as Lorenzo. I can't imagine anyone else in that role as he IS Lorenzo.
I think anyone who loves history, politics and scheming, and family drama will enjoy this show. It's very underrated and I had never heard of it until I came across it randomly on Netflix. As much as I loved Game of Thrones, I think I enjoyed the Medicis much more. It's simply one of the best shows I've ever watched, personally.
Let me start off by saying, this series does take some getting use to. The initial few episodes are not very interesting, but they are worth watching. If anything the amazing chemistry and acting of Richard Madden and Annabel Scholey makes the slow pace of the first few episodes a lot more entertaining and definitely worth watching. And the final few episodes turned a decent series into a great one. The main characters are very well cast, maybe with the exception of Dustin Hoffman. And as the season progressed, I find myself connecting and caring with many of the characters, and their interesting backstories. Whether it's Cosimo's love story, or the long family feud, I genuinely do care about what happens to some of the characters. I have to say Annabel Scholey probably gave the best performance out of the whole cast and really made the show great.
Its not perfect and at times does seem a bit slow. But overall the series was great.
PS: It's very historically inaccurate, more of a drama then anything. So if that bothers you don't watch it.
I think this is a great series for entertainment and history....It did inspire me to do more research on the Medici family. I discovered the series isn't entirely historically accurate but then we are talking about events that happened or not over 500 yrs ago..The setting is lush and is everything required for the series to be believable...The actors are all incredible and convincing...even Dustin Hoffman!!The soundtrack is pretty good despite the more modern beats ..I think they should have included more period music. The soundtrack is a bit repetitive but that is my main criticism!The intrigues are complicated by historical flashbacks which takes getting used to but all in all i cant wait for the second season!
I really enjoyed season 1 and 2 of this series. And I am impatiently waiting for season 3!
There is just one thing I need to say. I am so tired of people complaining that series like this are not good because they do not follow the exact history of these people and this time. I am a History student and I truly love shows like this. That the history is not completely accurate does not mean you can not enjoy this. Sovstop jammering about this!