Medici: Masters of Florence
Medici: Masters of Florence
TV-14 | 18 October 2016 (USA)
SEASON & EPISODES
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  • Reviews
    Cubussoli

    Very very predictable, including the post credit scene !!!

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    Senteur

    As somebody who had not heard any of this before, it became a curious phenomenon to sit and watch a film and slowly have the realities begin to click into place.

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    AshUnow

    This is a small, humorous movie in some ways, but it has a huge heart. What a nice experience.

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    Cooktopi

    The acting in this movie is really good.

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    bendyfurr

    A better title would have been "A Fictional Account of 16th Century Florence Involving The Medici" with a caveat that no one portrayed in this series actually resembles anyone who lived.SPOILERI was willing to overlook the total exclusion of one of the Medici boys, the made up loves and murders, the overly pretty appearance of the characters in the name of Hollywood, however, completely changing the death of Lorenzo and making it a paltry low handed death is unforgivable. The real lives of the Medici were full of drama and there was no need to give Lorenzo that treatment. What of the real assassination attempt in the church? Surely the writers could have had used that actual event to their advantage. After such a fantastical episode and total ruining of Lorenzo's character I can't be bothered to watch anymore.

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    mallaverack

    As a lover of history and a devotee of 'costume dramas' (when done well), I truly looked forward to the screening of this series on the Medici family. What a bitter disappointment it has turned out to be. The major character Cosimo is played by Richard Madden - I have not encountered such a lifeless, wooden performance as his. Almost pathetic. Not even a better script could have enlivened his woeful acting. And considering that this series employs a painfully annoying ' flashback ' technique, there are no nuances in Madden's performance to differentiate between the young and the older Cosimo. Apparently, a small tuft of grey hair will suffice to add character to the older version.Another review here assures us that if one is disappointed by the series, just hang in there for the last couple of episodes because things really improve and magically, a humdrum series becomes a 'great' one!!! Frankly, you will be so disappointed. The script is very weak; few characters shine. The 'flashback' technique is more than painful. The music dominates more than it should. The historical veracity of plot and characterization is barely the minimum and hence the true significance of Cosimo's passion for and contribution to the richness of Renaissance culture is inadequately portrayed.This series is really a bit of a stinker and undeniably the worst of recent 'historical' offerings.

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    sabsemade-09829

    If you want to watch a show with nice landscape shots and a fairy OK story, then this show is perfectly fine. If you care about the history of the time, details in continuity, fitting music for the scenes and really well cast actors, you should look somewhere else. While Dustin Hoffman does a fine job and I wanted to see more of him, Richard Madden seemed a little dull in comparison. He plays, after all, the lead character. I don't say he's bad, but the difference between the old and young version is sometimes non- existing, and a little bit of gray colour in his hair won't change that. Also, as a person with another first language than English, especially the names were hard to understand in the beginning and I was very confused about who was who. The women's parts seem a bit one-dimensional. The music is great, but I felt like it was sometimes too much for the scenes, and therefore drowning instead of highlighting them. Also, the time period could have been portrayed better, not everyone back then was in perfect shape, had clear skin and pearly teeth and no posture problems. While watching the first few episodes, I only kept watching because I wanted to finish the series, but at times it was very slow paced. The story seemed a little anti-climactic. All in all it's not bad, but if you want a lot of details, you'll be a little disappointed.

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    Jace Bitton

    Did everything wrong, except set design. Acting is not bad, besides Hoffman. Script and story line is S###Y. The music is dreadful and should only been used in the first episode. Versailles is an example of a show that hit all the marks, music, set design, acting, history and love of their characters. Not just telling the story to tell the story in a plain manner.

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