I LOVE Historical drama’s. This one follows Cosimo de’ Medici (Richard Madden) and his brother Lorenzo (Stuart Martin) after the death of their father Giovanni (Dustin Hoffman). After Giovanni’s passing the Medici bank (one of the most successful and rich banks in renaissance era Florence) is left to Cosimo.
Cosimo’s wealth also afford him power in government. Florence 500 years ago was governed by a democratically elected Signoria where the nobility and the rich of the city would vote on all matters. When Giovanni died it left his position in the Signoria open; a position an old rival to the Medici family Rinaldo degli Albizzi (Lex Shrapnel) coveted. After Cosimo refused to relinquish his seat to Rinaldo and was elected it sent Rinaldo on a plot to destroy the Medici family and to take over Florence.
Think of this show as a renaissance era “House of Card’s”. Filled with political intrigue, violence and plot twists galore. I rate Medici: Masters of Florence at 8.9/10 on the Tyler Scale.
Here’s the trailer!
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