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Alexx and I are halfway through watching the twelve episodes of "The Young Pope," and I can only describe it as breathtaking, both in its use of beautiful Renaissance art and architecture and in its portrayal of the absolute mercilessness of the cardinals and pope. It is set in contemporary Italy, but the new pope of the title has decided that the only way for the church to regain its significance (and I use that term in all senses of the word) is to basically roll back everything to before Vatican II and revive the Renaissance.

And, speaking of breathtaking, Jude Law in crimson velvet and gold embroidery is pretty breathtaking himself. I know its wrong, but he makes a very sexy--and menacing-- Pope, and he knows it--oh, he is full of small knowing smiles! But, just as you begin to agree with his critics that he is "diabolical," he steps out of the enigmatic shadows and into the light to give his angel wings a good airing out.

Now film it as if David Lynch had trained as a Jesuit before moving to Hollywood and throw in some rock tunes to balance out the boy choirs. This must be one of the smartest, most beautiful showscurrently out there, even though I suspect it will all end in tears.

Date: 2017-02-19 05:33 pm (UTC)
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This was completely off my radar, and sounds delicious. Are his angel wings genuine? Does the show grapple with religious ideas?

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