15th Century Florence. The House of Medici, one of the most powerful Florentine families and bankers to the Pope. Cosimo (Richard Madden), who has long abandoned his dreams of becoming an artist, inherits the bank when his father Giovanni (Dustin Hoffman) mysteriously collapses. Harbouring the dangerous secret that his father was murdered, Cosimo must fight to protect all his family has worked so hard to attain. As head of the Signoria, with attacks coming from all sides and war looming, he needs to decide whether to side with the nobility, as Giovanni would have done, or to step out from his father's shadow. Full of intrigue and suspense, 'Medici: Masters of Florence' follows the twists and turns through war, plague and even exile as the family attempts to hold on to power.
Reasonable historical drama
- Medici: Masters of Florence: Series 1 review by PB
Dustin Hoffman looks a bit out of place but otherwise the ensemble cast gives a reasonable stab at Florence in the Middle Ages. Historically it seems fairly accurate and they have done a good job in representing medieval Florence, the Duomo without the dome etc. Also interesting to see the nobles looking down their noses at the nouveau riche Medici clan.
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