“The Young Pope” Begins Next Month

Paolo Sorrentino‘s “The Young Pope” has ten episodes, but, because it’s airing on HBO (beginning January 15th), the installments will be dribbled out over months. Like many people, I’m so used to the Netflix model of binging out that I grow impatient with the week-by-week schedule. I’ve watched “The Crown” twice through precisely because I can binge. Still, I’ll give the “Pope” a whirl. I like this exchange from the trailer: Sister Mary (Diane Keaton): “Everyone is afraid of you.” Lenny, aka Pope Pius XIII (Jude Law): “That’s not exactly true (beat) but it will be.”

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