1. Avatar Jake
    December 27, 2016 @ 3:11 pm

    Thanks for your detailed account of the series. I live in Canada were I was able to watch the shows via a TV box and I did try to spot you with no luck. Great exchange between the Pope and Italy’s PM (Stefano Accorsi) was fun to watch, along with great acting by Carolina Carlsson, in the scene where her character is clearly infatuated with him and what a great choice of music during that scene too.


    • John Henderson John Henderson
      December 28, 2016 @ 12:21 am

      Thanks, Jake. Yeah, the music is a pretty underrated part of the series. I thought there would be a sex scandal at some point but maybe Sorrentino is saving that for Season 2. Knowing the inside workings of filming and how many takes Sorrentino does on each scene, I wonder how uncomfortable that 2-on-1 sex scene was. God, that was uncomfortable to even watch.


  2. Avatar LARSEN Jeffrey
    December 27, 2016 @ 9:46 pm

    “Season 2.” Nice job hiding the surprise ending! Happy new year from Colorado. We are flying to Monterey tomorrow to spend a couple of days with the grandkids and see if it’s still nice enough to move there after our time is up in Rome in a year or so. Jeff

    Jeff Larsen NATO Defense College, Rome

    Sent from my iPad


    • John Henderson John Henderson
      December 28, 2016 @ 12:19 am

      Thanks for the kind note, Jeff. I thought about reading a bunch of reviews before writing my own but I decided I wanted no outside influences. It was strange watching “The Young Pope” while also following “Homeland.” It was like getting off a roller coaster from the CIA and sitting on a Merry-go-Round at the Vatican. I’d like to know how they paint his character in Season 2. I don’t think Paolo can do a whole series with him being nice as he showed at the end.


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