The young pope

I’m following the new TV show by Paolo Sorrentino, The Young Pope, with J. Law. It has been a long time since I have seen a show like this. Maybe the Vatican aesthetic, the rituals (of which I was relatively aware in my past, since I used to live in a Seminary – yes, I thought in becoming a priest!), the long silences of the characters, or even the contradictory personality of this pope (who even cites Spinoza in one of his dialogues)…all of this is fascinating me.  In particular, the final scene of episode 4, that I’ve tried to reproduce below. The music is wonderful (Senza Un Perché Nada, Peppina di Capri). I’ll return to my full impressions later on in this blog.