Critic Consensus: Despite its preposterous plotting and lack of historical accuracy, Da Vinci's Demons is energetic, enjoyable escapist television.
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Everyone knows that Leonardo da Vinci was an extraordinary artist, sculptor and inventor, but this evocative and involving cable drama paints a portrait of the consummate Renaissance man who, as a twentysomething, was a passionate ladies' man, swashbuckling swordsman and intrepid adventurer. The series opens with da Vinci (Tom Riley) receiving a commission from the Medicis to create an Easter spectacle in Florence. Later, he's hired to build war machines; investigates the source of demonic… More
as Leonardo Da Vinci
as Lucrezia Donati
as Clarice Orsini
as Lorenzo Medici
as Count Riario
as Giuliano Medici, Giu...
as Pope Sixtus IV
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Ballsy, lavishly produced and, if you can get past its fast-and-loose approach to history, huge fun.
High concept undercut by flaccid execution, Demons isn't worth a Mona Lisa smirk.
While I have problems with Da Vinci's Demons, I also really hope it someday fulfills its potential.
David S. Goyer's stab at recreating the history of da Vinci, Da Vinci's Demons, is an exciting, sexy and enticing recreation of the socio-political struggle of Florence.
With secret societies, prototypical machine guns and the "Mona Lisa" lurking somewhere in the future, there's really no need to think. Just put down the remote control for an hour and enjoy.