TV Show Review: The Young Pope – 5 holy stars… I think?

Your Holy Craziness!

Hello my beloved, faithful, fellow worshipers of his holiness TV Screen…. OMG I need your help here! This series!!! SMH!

 

About the Show

From Paolo Sorrentino, director of the Academy Award®-winning film ‘The Great Beauty,’ ‘The Young Pope’ tells the controversial story of the beginning of Pius XIII’s pontificate. Born Lenny Belardo, he is a complex and conflicted character, so conservative in his choices as to border on obscurantism, yet full of compassion towards the weak and poor. The first American pope, Pius XIII is a man of great power who is stubbornly resistant to the Vatican courtiers, unconcerned with the implications to his authority.

The ten-episode series stars two-time Academy Award® nominee Jude Law as Pius XIII, and Academy Award® winner Diane Keaton as Sister Mary, a nun from the U.S. now living in Vatican City.

Sorrentino, who also directed of the upcoming ‘Youth,’ says the series is about “the clear signs of God’s existence. The clear signs of God’s absence. How faith can be searched for and lost. The greatness of holiness, so great as to be unbearable when you are fighting temptations and when all you can do is to yield to them. The inner struggle between the huge responsibility of the Head of the Catholic Church and the miseries of the simple man that fate (or the Holy Spirit) chose as Pontiff. Finally, how to handle and manipulate power in a state whose dogma and moral imperative is the renunciation of power and selfless love towards one’s neighbor.”

The series is produced by Wildside, and co-produced by Haut et Court TV and Mediapro. Executive producers for Wildside are Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani together with John Lyons. Executive producers for Haut et Court TV are Caroline Benjo, Carole Scotta and Simon Arnal. ‘The Young Pope’ is a co-production of HBO and Sky.

 

 

Review

So I guess mushrooms must be in season huh? It’s tripping time on TV! First the shroomnic psychedelic trip pf the OA and now this! What a complete lunacy this show is!

That’s why I need your help! You gotta watch this show and tell me… What is this show about???? WHAT IS HE??? WHAT DOES HE WANT [the OA Déjà vu]

I, god bless my soul, have no idea whatsoever! But I can tell you this… this is one of the edgiest things I’ve watched on TV in a while. And… I’m having a blast watching it, of course!

[by the way… if you are a very devote catholic or very religious or conservative in general you may find The Young Pope offensive]

I’m having a blast watching because…. Oh well… well… well… Crazy behavior, your holiness, huh?

So there is this Young Pope in his mid-forties and there is this BIG mystery how he got chosen as the Pope. Not even the Cardinals that chose for him seem to know.

His behavior is utterly bizarre, he says the most shocking things, and he apparently thinks he is the best thing after churros with hot chocolate because he is SUPER cocky. He even says to people “I know. I’m very handsome” [well he is Jude Law sooooo, he’s got a point]. Just look up at his picture in the heading of this page and you’ll get the idea.

And… he is SUPER mean to most people around him, but then the plot makes you think they may deserve it…. but HOLY CRAZIIIIIINNESS most of the time you have NO IDEA whatsoever what is going on.

And…. he also has this even crazierererer dreams, that you are like… “are the prophetic dreams? delusions? WHAT ARE THEY?”

And… apparently he also has superpowers. Because communicating with kangaroos HAS TO BE A SUPERPOWER RIGHT?.

But the Kangaroo is Australian and we all know Australians are this super independent Mad-Max-Wolverine kinda people, so the Kangaroo not always seem to listen to him so you don’t know if you imagine the whole thing or not.

Even the presentation is a trip to bizarroland!

He “slides” thought a hallway, all swaggy, and a comet follows him breaking havoc in the biblical paintings behind him until the comet gets out of the last painting and actually knocks down a full-size figure of an older Pope. AND THEN JUDE LAW winks at you all cocky, and handsome and… Sexy??? When we all know NO Pope is supposed to be Sexy!

How is that for metaphoric, huh???

Still with me? Good! Because REALLY need your company for this one!

I kept gasping and letting out [the infamous cliché] “breaths I didn’t know I was holding” with every shocking thing he does waiting for the moment he is going to do something REALLY inappropriate and even edgy, dark me is gonna feel a little offended.

Soooooooo…. I am holding my breath and hoping that eventually the show will find it fit to enlighten me on WHAT IS GOING ON. I’m also hoping I’m not wasting my time and whatever it is, I’m going to like it.

In the meantime, I’m enjoying the show as it walks the very thin line between edgy and offensive.

What about you? Have you watch his holy craziness? What do you think?? WHAT IS HE FOR GOD SAKE???

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