The New Pope: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
The New Pope

Critics Consensus

Though its predecessor's shadow looms large, devout fans will still find much to like in The New Pope's exploration of power dynamics and sumptuous strangeness.

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Critic Ratings: 43

84%

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User Ratings: 140
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Episodes

1
Air date: Jan 13, 2020
2
Air date: Jan 20, 2020
3
Air date: Jan 27, 2019
4
Air date: Feb 3, 2020
5
Air date: Feb 10, 2020
6
Air date: Feb 17, 2020
7
Air date: Feb 24, 2020
8
Air date: Mar 2, 2020
9
Air date: Mar 9, 2020

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Critic Reviews for The New Pope Season 1

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (18)

"The New Pope" has a lot to say about the church's role in the modern world, its significance to socio-political events, and what's expected of its leaders - and it says it with a sharpened edge.

Jan 13, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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This is a luscious and ambitious show that I'm surprised has made it to a second series.

Jan 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Unlike season one, whose story seemed to lurch along as if truggling to find its way, season two's narrative unspools steadily - if slowly, at times - and arrives upon a conclusion that feels resolute and satisfying. And -- happily, crucially -- weird.

Jan 13, 2020 | Full Review…
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For the most part the series is as delicious as it was before... The true anchor of the series, it's now clear, is not any particular pope-star but rather Sorrentino's strange artistic vision.

Jan 15, 2020 | Full Review…

Camp extravagance is the keynote of The New Pope, another season of visually sumptuous, rhetorically grandiose and thematically provocative Vatican capers.

Jan 21, 2020 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It can also veer into indulgence, sometimes seeming to shock for shock's sake. Prepare yourself for those moments... but do not let them stop you from gobbling up every strange, sad, sexy, unsettling second of this series.

Jan 13, 2020 | Full Review…

The New Pope, despite the more somber and mournful tone, is still exhilarating.

Jan 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Slow-moving drama has nudity, language, religious hypocrisy.

Jan 16, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

John Paul III is played by John Malkovich, and it is an example of perfect casting.

Jan 23, 2020 | Full Review…

If it's a sense of artfully framed and beautifully shot mischief you want, The New Pope is your only man.

Jan 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Beyond the neon and nudity, there's an interesting examination of the Vatican's spiritual, moral and ethical shortcomings waiting for you.

Feb 3, 2020 | Full Review…

Without Lenny at its center, The New Pope can dig deeper into the workplace politics of the Church, and mine the conundrums not of the boss but of the entire organization.

Jan 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The New Pope: Season 1

  • 3h ago
    Absolutely Fabulous, One of those shows that tags at your emotions and has you yelling Noooo! when the season ends. Would love to see a season 3.
  • 5d ago
    Pros: Visually appealing. Great actors. Cons: Tries to hard to be provocative. Pacing is way too slow. Has potential to be awesome.
  • 6d ago
    Raunchy-crappy writing and goes nowhere. Tried sitting through 1 episode-absolutely stinks.
  • 6d ago
    A bit of a letdown from season 1 mostly due to a convoluted plot line. However, it's partially made up by addition of a new great actor.
  • Feb 12, 2020
    Πραγματικά "θεϊκή" σκηνοθεσία, εξαιρετική χαρακτήρες και τρομερή διάλογοι, καυστικό, πικάντικο και σέξι..
  • Feb 12, 2020
    You gotta pay attention. Lot goin' on! Very Good!
  • Feb 11, 2020
    Excellent cinematography and acting. Sorrentino creates another beautiful blend of human emotions.
  • Feb 11, 2020
    Simply stunning creative and intelligent television. Loved it. Pray for more.
  • Feb 11, 2020
    Stunningly beautiful, extraordinary performances, intelligent and provocative. Love it!
  • Feb 08, 2020
    This season is even better than the previous one. The cinematography is perfect, the soundtrack is amazing and the actors are so talented I can't find the words.. And how about the ending ? It's a perfect ending, probably one of the most beautiful and satisfying end I've seen on tv. I'm not a Christian and this show made me wish I was, almost made me believe in god..

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