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    The New Pope premieres January 10th.

    The category placement for this one gives me a headache. It was first announced as a second season to then-limited series The Young Pope, but now it’s promoted as a new series or a continuation? The Young Pope was submitted as a limited series and I guess you could argue this one could go that way too.

    Nevermind, I was quite fascinated with The Young Pope. Truly spectacular and remarkable. Big recommendation. Sorrentino is a genius.

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    The New Pope will end its run under the radar, much like The Deuce. I thought HBO was releasing two episodes per week, but that’s only in Europe. I have yet to watch the finale, but the season was underwhelming compared to The Young Pope. Law was simply shining, while he’s basically a guest in this sequel series. Think Thandie Newton laying unconscious during Westworld‘s second season. He eventually gets his own episode, which features the shirtless Jude Law beach scenes as the opening theme.

    Speaking of, The Young Pope was unjustly snubbed for Main Theme. Now it’s trickier because even though they have a completely new design and music, it’s a dance with a different choreography for every episode. As I mentioned before, one episode features a totally different opening theme with shirtless Law, this time with The Young Pope‘s music. Everything about this show is confusing.

    They somehow managed to score two Emmy nominations in 2017 (Cinematography and Production Design) and this time I’d be happy to see praise for the brilliant cinematography and the music supervision.

    Lastly, I want to mention a certain scene from the show. Malkovich’s character says his favourite famous people are Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Sean Penn, Sharon Stone and Marilyn Manson. Then, he asks if he’ll be able to meet them when he becomes pope. Moments later, the person talking with him says that he reminds her of her favourite actor – John Malkovich. “He doesn’t do much for me.” – responds Malkovich. The next two episodes have Manson and Stone guest star. This time, Malkovich now being the pope, asks Stone politely to avoid uncrossing and re-crossing her legs.

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    Lol this show is so ridiculous and out there. I’m enjoying all the craziness. The end credits are always a delight. Season 1 of course was much better. But enjoying nonetheless

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    Wow. This is the best thing iv’e seen probably since the GoT Season.

    No point in hoping, but maybe we’ll see a little bit of justice for this at the Emmys. Highly unlikely though.

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    Wow. This is the best thing iv’e seen probably since the GoT Season. No point in hoping, but maybe we’ll see a little bit of justice for this at the Emmys. Highly unlikely though.

    Haven’t seen a whole lot, huh?

    Let’s Go Bucks

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    Haven’t seen a whole lot, huh?

    Seen pretty much everything in the Drama field

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    Is Diane Keaton in this season? She was my reason to watch Season 1.

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    Is Diane Keaton in this season? She was my reason to watch Season 1.

    Nope. Cecile de France is playing the season’s big female character.

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