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I had read a lot about this series and was eagerly awaiting to watch the first episode of the first season to form a personal opinion. I was not disappointed. With succinct pithiness we are shown the different paths the young men have trodden to converge to the seminary of the Cappucins in Paris. We are also introduced to the characters of the older ecclesiastics to the pastoral care of whom those young people are from now on entrusted. The personality traits of some of the major characters are revealed. Acting is good and the production is state of the art. The juxtaposition of the solemn scenes of liturgical ritual with the noisy scenes of everyday life is interesting and successful. The clashes of personalities among the church hierarchy are ably portrayed. The personal histories of the young entrants start to be woven with the life and tradition of the Seminary while the larger picture and the wider ramifications within the Roman Catholic Church in France start to become perceptible by the viewers.
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