The Young Pope (HBO) TV Show

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by airik625, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. airik625

    we've seen the shadow of the axe before Prestigious

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  2. Anthony_

    A Dork

    "The First American Pope," starring Jude Law. Well, I guess this is how he gets us back for casting RDJ as "The greatest British detective."

    Saw this promo last night and, seriously though, this looks like it has a ton of potential. Damn you @airik625, stop recommending new shows to me! You know I have enough on my plate already.
     
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  3. airik625

    we've seen the shadow of the axe before Prestigious

    At least you have some time to catch up on everything else before this premieres haha.
     
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  5. aoftbsten

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    I just saw the promo for this and honestly I couldn't tell if it was supposed to be a joke or not. "You're going to be a terrible pope. The worst." What a line. This looks so corny that it might just be good. Great even.
     
  6. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    no tears left to cry Prestigious

    I can't stop saying Young Pope like Young Folks but apparently this is actually good
     
  7. suicidesaints

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    Supposed to be good. Maybe I'll check it out.
     
  8. fronkensteen

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    Jude Law is a great actor, so I can't wait to check this out. Hope it's good.
     
  9. EngineDown

    formerly known as chill yoshi

    this looks so cheesy that it'll be great
     
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  10. OhTheWater

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  11. EngineDown

    formerly known as chill yoshi

    yeah this is gonna be great one way or another
     
  12. VanMastaIteHab

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    Omg I am so excited for this
     
  13. iCarly Rae Jepsen

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  14. suicidesaints

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    This is already available if you know where to look. Aired overseas already.
     
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  15. suicidesaints

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    First episode was good. Looking forward to seeing where this goes.
     
  16. EngineDown

    formerly known as chill yoshi

    i'm surprisingly excited for this
     
  17. williek311

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    This mole is already bugging me.
     
  18. VanMastaIteHab

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    Well this was majestic.
     
  19. Anthony_ Jan 15, 2017
    (Last edited: Jan 15, 2017)
    Anthony_

    A Dork

    Guess all those "clever" Twitter jokes aren't so funny now that the show turned out to be pretty good. And also one of the most self-aware shows I've seen recently. As that article posted above put it so well:

    "The show instantly renders all jokes obsolete, because they’re no longer required to inject a sense of fun. Young Pope, the punch line, has to be humorless and stiff to make for optimal target practice, with an ego inflated enough to puncture. Young Pope, the genuine article, has already beaten you to the joke. It’s still internet catnip, just of a different, less accidental nature."
     
  20. WordsfromaSong

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    Is this supposed to be about Trump?
     
  21. EngineDown

    formerly known as chill yoshi

    i see like maybe a 3% chance of that. seems pretty definitively not what they're doing.
     
  22. VanMastaIteHab

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    I don't think it's intentional, but the parallels are certainly there.
     
  23. omgrawr

    That loneliness is not a function of solitude.

    Man the Young Pope is kind of a dick, huh?
     
  24. WordsfromaSong

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    This show is cool
     
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  26. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    no tears left to cry Prestigious

    the Invisible Pope and Banksy speeches were great
     
  27. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    i'm still not sure what i'm watching, hah. we'll see