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The Young Pope


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The beginning of the pontificate of Lenny Belardo, alias Pius XIII, the first American Pope in history.



Jude Law as Lenny Belardo

the-young-pope.jpgI watched the first episode and loved it, I was highly entertained.

Jude Law plays his part very well as the ruthless and vindictive chain smoking, cherry coke zero drinking Lenny Belardo; weaving his way through the Vatican disparaging the conniving cardinals and holy men around him as he attempts to bring the church into a modern era. Think almost House of Cards in Vatican City rather than DC but with far more enticing visuals and surreal events as you get a glimpse into a place which isn't constantly televised.

I don't want to give anything else away as it deserves a watch, I don't normally get drawn into the first episode so easily but I was intrigued on the get go.

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yeah I'm very intrigued by the concept here.

can't wait either. I'm gonna' have to go.... find an outlet to start watching these first few episodes.

Yeah I was confused, thought it flopped or something. Guess HBO want to give Westworld the entire spotlight. I love it though, like nothing I've seen before.

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The first two episodes was very interesting and intriguing. Just like House of Cards, I have no clue (or any interest) in how politics work. Regardless of that this has a lot of potential. I honestly didn't know what to think of the first 10 minutes of episode 1, I couldn't grasp what type of show this was going to be. A good one none the less.


I absolutely love the dark humor this show has, can't wait to see how the season unfolds. Also, does anyone know if this is a mini-series? I was under the impression it was.

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it's supposed to be a series, not a 'miniseries,' but that will obviously depend on ratings and critical reception.

whether or not they even order a 2nd season is yet to be announced.


the first episode certainly wasn't bad but I'm still afraid that there's not enough depth here.

or that it's all going to be very predictable. atheist pope.... bisexual creepy pope... chain smoking pope... ok we get it, he's not your grandfather's Pope.


now do something to surprise me, HBO ;)

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This series wasn't bad, it was actually a good watch considering you got two episodes per week, which seemed to space the show out well for me.




I just didn't like the ending to well, or maybe it's something I can't decipher. It just seemed rather random for him to have heart problems in the last two episodes, and finally seeing his creepy looking parents through the mini-telescope given to him by Bernardo...eventually sending him into a heart attack. I've read that there is already a script in the works for a second season. I would prefer this to end where it did, because it was a beautifully shot show with a interesting plot and good acting. I can only see one thing acceptable for the 1st episode of the 2nd season and thats with it starting out with Lenny resurrecting from the dead.


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