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  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 12, 2013
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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69

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User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 24 Ratings

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  • Summary: Florence is in a state of chaos after Pazzi conspiracy as Leonardo continues his search for the Book of Leaves, Lucrezia seeks justice, and the Medici forge new alliances and enemies.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Fantasy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Jeff Jensen
    Mar 18, 2014
    75
    It's still a bit chintzy, though--it simply can't support the scale it craves. Yet Da Vinci just might have purged enough creative demons to be, at the very least, a guilty geek pleasure. [21 Mar 2014, p.59]
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Mar 18, 2014
    70
    In short, myriad things are going on all at once, some of them barely making sense, but all played with gusto by the talented (mostly British) cast.
  3. Reviewed by: Billy Nilles
    Mar 24, 2014
    70
    There's a lot happening all at once and not all of it even makes that much sense. It may never help you pass a history test or win accolades for Starz, but Da Vinci's Demons is still a whole heck of a lot of fun.
  4. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Mar 20, 2014
    60
    Street fighting and strategic hiding alike seem to take place in deep shadows, making some of the action difficult to follow. More like impossible, really, for anyone not fully familiar with season one.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Apr 27, 2014
    10
    It's not hard to love this show if you can handle the fact that it's fantasy. Assassin's Creed gets away with it pretty easily. It's a littleIt's not hard to love this show if you can handle the fact that it's fantasy. Assassin's Creed gets away with it pretty easily. It's a little bit of history with fun, magic, boobs, and lots of action woven in. It's Sherlock meets Game of Thrones.

    Suspend your disbelief, and enjoy the action!
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  2. Apr 24, 2014
    9
    OK - there's SO MUCH of this show I really REALLY shouldn't like in terms of HUGE historical errors, inconsistencies, anachronisms, etc.OK - there's SO MUCH of this show I really REALLY shouldn't like in terms of HUGE historical errors, inconsistencies, anachronisms, etc.

    But I can't help it. This show is ENJOYABLE.
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  3. Nov 10, 2014
    7
    Season 2 is slow to start, but once it does, it maintains the high quality set by the first season with a creative character arc for Riario, aSeason 2 is slow to start, but once it does, it maintains the high quality set by the first season with a creative character arc for Riario, a refreshing change of setting and well developed characters. Expand