And what a Pope he is!!!
I’m only 7 episodes in, but this is some fo the best TV I have ever seen. It’s surreal, cynical and spiritual at the same time. The characters are full of life and truthful, yet they are also bigger than life in weird little ways. You can really see Sorrentino’s hand. It has the same mood and intangible qualities as The Great Beauty and Youth. It feels like one of his movie, with just slightly lower production values but equal care given to direction and writing. It does not pander to typical TV plotting, allowing itself to be more oblique and not explaining or foreshadowing everything. Incredibly refreshing, and also served as a reminder for me that although there’s a lot of quality TV right now, a lot of it is cut from the same cloth and a little bit samey (if good).
Definitely a masterpiece, imho, and in the all time top 5 of TV series for me (the only other recent one is The Affair -first two seasons, jury’s still out on the third-).
Can’t believe there no thread about this! Anybody here seen it?