- Sep 17, 2020
Just weeks after the premiere of “The Two Popes” on Netflix, a new take on the idea of dueling pontiffs is about to show itself.
In recent years, the movement has been to streaming TV. People can watch streaming TV on their televisions (duh!), but also on their computers and even their phones.
A system is only as good as the people who use it. This seems to be true with the TV Parental Guidelines, put into place 20 years ago with the help of the so-called “V-chip” installed in every TV that would allow parents to block certain programming based on its content.
Eight years ago, “Game of Thrones” began on HBO and the worlds of water-cooler conversations, fire-breathing dragons and social media haven’t been the same since. To say it’s been a wild ride is the least of it.
The Vatican’s newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, finally wrote about the Vatican-inspired series “The Young Pope” starring Jude Law as an unlikely American pope. Editor-in-chief, Gian Maria Vian, said he didn’t want to write about it during the time it was airing, because “They wanted us to either bless it or excommunicate it, and I didn’t want to play that game.”
Jude Law, star of HBO’s new series “The Young Pope” says, “At the core of our series is its humanity. We penetrate the layers of curiosity and intrigue surrounding the very human institution of the Catholic Church, and explore how people interact within it.”