its basic virtue - it is a provocative series. because it could be perceived as blasphemy. or honest perspective about Romano- Catholic Church. because it could be discovered as free adaptation of Karamazov Brothers. or as next step of the successor of Francis I. because it seems more than fiction. and it is a refined embroidery of themes about Vatican who becomes more shining in the new light. Jude Law is Pius XIII. the role is the perfect clothes for him and nobody could be imagine in the lead role. Diane Keaton does an interesting role. maybe, too interesting, remembering Borgia series. it is a provocative project. this is its virtue and its sin. and the basic motif to see a series with, at the first sigh, huge ambitions. like the young pope.because its great virtue is the delicate-precise manner to remind the essence of Christianity. and the fragility of man. it is almost one of the Eastern Orthodox story, maybe, Russian, about faith and its challenges. so, just a provocative series.
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