So, this is my new TV show obsession. If you are looking for something to watch during Droughlander, I recommend Medici: Masters of Florence. I binge-watched the first season and it did not disappoint!
I have to admit it stars two of my favorite actors: Dustin Hoffman and Richard Madden (Yes, loved Madden as Rob Stark in Game of Thrones and cried like a baby during the Red Wedding). It also didn’t hurt that they showcased some my most favorite places to visit – Florence, Venice and Rome, Italy!
International co-productions are becoming more and more popular as the television world embraces a global future. As Den of Geek writer Kayti Burt wrote about earlier this year, it’s led to a slew of British/American hits like BBC/AMC’s The Night Manager and other shows like Downton Abbey and Sherlock, which also receive funding stateside.
Netflix has been the streaming leader in partnering with international production companies to acquire exclusive rights to new shows. The latest is Medici: Masters of Florence, a breakout hit in Italy, which is currently streaming on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, and India. The series captured a record 7.6 million viewers for its debut on RAI in Italy. Read more >> Medici: Masters of Florence Could Be Netflix’s Next International Hit
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 must unearth his killer in order to protect the wealth and power of the family. ~ Video via MovieTrailersZone
Enjoy! ~ Vida
The Medici Family
From a small Italian community in 15th century Florence, the Medici family would rise to rule Europe in many ways. Using charm, patronage, skill, duplicity and ruthlessness, they would amass unparalleled wealth and unprecedented power. They would also ignite the most important cultural and artistic revolution in Western history- the European Renaissance. But the forces of change the Medici helped unleash would one day topple their ordered world.
~ Videos via Tsenka Stoycheva
The Medici – Godfathers of the Renaissance 1/4
Birth of a Dynasty
The Medici – Godfathers of the Renaissance 2/4
The Magnificent Medici
The Medici – Godfathers of the Renaissance 3/4
The Medici Popes
The Medici – Godfathers of the Renaissance 4/4
Power vs. Truth
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