Young and charming, newly elected Pius XIII, aka Lenny Belardo, is the first American Pope in history. His ascension appears to be the result of a simple, effective media strategy implemented by the College of Cardinals. In the Vatican, however, the prevailing wisdom is the church's leaders have chosen a mysterious figure as their guiding force. And Pius XIII proves to be the most mysterious and contradictory of them all. As Belardo begins his reign, he is stubbornly resistant to the Vatican stewards, instead relying on Sister Mary to serve as his chief adviser. While she urges him to focus on leading his billion followers, the young pope shows little interest in making himself known, either to the College of Cardinals or to the masses. The 10-episode drama series stars Jude Law in the title role and Diane Keaton as Sister Mary, a nun from the U.S. now living in Vatican City.
Highly entertaining dare I say a classic in the making
Unconventional look at the Vatican.It is Superbly filmed and has smart dialogues with powerful acting by Jude Law who is Oscar Emmy material rolled into one. Subject is treated with complexity and asks from viewer close attention but avoids getting boring and manages to maintain a strange atmosphere throughout. Although there are a few mistakes here and there like trying to make a statement with the pope and his mother smoking cigarettes in scenes where simply the situation did not ask for it and really seemed awkward and forced the overall impression after watching the first two episodes is highly positive.I was losing hope I will ever get the chance to watch something worth watching but here it is!
do not miss it!
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