Monday, December 2, 2019


Netflix will air the series around the world
Medici: The Magnificent was definitely a far cry from the marvellous first season Medici: Masters of Florence, having none of its great cast and masterful storytelling, as its lead star Daniel Sharman showed a rather shocking lack of acting chops, charisma and any kind of expression or even screen presence, and given that Italian National Broadcaster has decided to air all episodes of the final third season MEDICI THE MAGNIFICENT: FINAL SEASON aka The Beauty and the Power (titled in Italy Medici: Nel Nome della famiglia) in just two weeks to be quicker done
Lorenzo's and his wife now have tons of kids and it seems his treacherous sister is back after betraying the family and getting her own brother killed
with it, it seems the last season won't be much better either. We will, of course, still give it a go. First four episodes will air Monday and Tuesday December
The final season starts tomorrow in Italy
2nd and 3rd on RAI and then the last four on December 9th and 10th. Netflix will air the eight episodes at the beginning of 2020 in the rest of the world as their original series!

  Who Is In The Family?  
Beside Sharman's Lorenzo Medici with a much longer hair and older looks (he is supposed to be over 40 in the final season), who is now the undisputed ruler of Florence, we will also see Sanditon's Rose Williams who is joining the season in the role of Caterina Sforza Riario, a historical figure known as the Renaissance lioness whose defiance and ruthlessness have made
Ray Stevenson, left, plays King Ferrante in the series
her a tyrant. She was a daughter of the Duke of Milan and the wife of Girolamo Riario (Jack Roth), Pope Sixtus IV's nephew. Reign's and Last Kingdom's
Daniel Sharman returns in the lead role of Lorenzo Medici
Tobi Regbo is also joining the cast as painter and architect Peruzzi.  Synnøve Karlsen, who was rather unimpressive and unnoticeable in the previous season, returns as Lorenzo's flimsy wife, Sarah Parish as his
Sinnove Karlsen returns as Lorenzo's helpless and weak wife
mother, with new cast additions being Francesco Montanari, John Lynch, Johnny Harris, Callum Blake, Aurora Ruffino! Sebastian De Souza returns as the famous painter.

Medici: The Power And The Beauty
has the story set after the terrible Pazzi Conspiracy in which Giuliano Medici (Bradley James) lost his life. Lorenzo is tormented by the desire for revenge against Pope Sixtus IV (Raoul Bova), who authorized that bloody attack, and
Alessandra Mastronardi returns as Lorenzo's shameless mistress
towards Count Riario, the last survivor among the conspirators. His beloved wife Clarice (Synnove Karlsen) tries to convince him to find peace with a compromise that would save both his soul and the city. He does not see much
John Lynch joins the cast as Pope Sixtus
hope even after the discovery that Giuliano left a son, Giulio, who is welcomed into the family. Lorenzo is determined to save his family and Florence even at the price of losing his soul. As the bank's situation becomes increasingly
Francesco Montanari is Lorenzo's new enemy Savonarola
unstable, politics pushes Lorenzo to give up the ideals of the past and his relationship with his wife Clarice also suffers, especially after he meets
Rose Williams joins as Lorenzo's new lover Caterina Sforza Riario
beautiful lady Sforza. He also continues to finance the world of art, meeting the great artists such as Leonardo and Michelangelo. In affirming his ever-
Toby Regbo is architect Peruzzi, Lorenzo's friend
increasing power, however, Lorenzo clashes with an unexpected enemy, the Dominican friar Girolamo Savonarola (Francesco Montanari), who inflames the people of Florence with his sermons against the tyranny of the Medici.


The Liberty Belle said...

Great review!

Natalia said...

Another one for me, I think☺

DUTA said...

Indeed, charisma and stage/screen presence are everything.
Historical dramas are well worth watching. They offer such a good visual show with rich costumes and set designs,interesting characters, great atmosphere, and captivating plot!

DEZMOND said...

Glad you think so!

DEZMOND said...

They always have great costumes in it!

DEZMOND said...

And watching historical dramas it is always interesting seeing how nothing has really changed in humanity from then till now essentially. We're pawns in the same plots.

Jax said...

With your five star review on the lead, I may have to skip this one. lol The poster also gives me the creeps. They look like modern day people wearing a costume and discovering a ghost at the same time.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I still haven't watched an episode in this series, but it sounds like it's time to put this one to bed, especially if they are rushing the airing of the episodes.

DEZMOND said...

He is really terrible, and not just because I loved Dicky Madden in the first season so much. Sharman is simply a talentless actor and the casting in the last season is filled with bland looking zombie brats :)

DEZMOND said...

It is sad as the first season was my favourite epic series of the decade :( Everything Italians did after that was terrible, I remember feeling suicidal depression while trying to watch Name of the Rose series, especially Torturro's horrid acting. I did hear Witcher will be amazing, so that is my only hope for this year.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I remember you loved the first season. It's such a shame that they couldn't keep the momentum going :( We are so looking forward to Witcher. Of course, I'll wait until the season is wrapped and binge watch, so you'll have to let me know what you think once you start watching. We'll need Dezzy's official seal of approval before starting :)

DEZMOND said...

I think the whole season will be available right away, isn't that how Netflix works?

Theresa Mahoney said...

You're right. Netflix does air an entire season in one sitting. It's hulu that you have to wait on.

DEZMOND said...

Right, they do divide seasons sometimes into two halves, maybe they will do it with Witcher, but I don't think so.