Medici: Masters of Florence – TV Review

Ah, the 1400s, the rich, the poor, wars, conflicts, affairs, betrayal, plague, this has it all! It’s the story of the Medici family – Cosimo (Richard Madden) who is in charge after the death of his father, Giovanni (Dustin Hoffman) and his brother Lorenzo (Stuart Martin) and best mate Marco Bello (Guido Caprino) as they try to hold power from Rinaldo Albizzi (Lex Shrapnel – what a name! Nice one, Lex). There is everything…. It’s not as sexy and dragony as Game of Thrones, but there is a lot of cool stuff going on. Oh, and the always wonderful Brian Cox. What a man.