After the conclusion of The New Pope, Cecily and A.Ron discuss where we have been. We learn the fate of everyone in what they both agree is a satisfying finale. God can really be a complicated trickster.
Cecily and A.Ron discuss the passing of an old friend, whose name they can’t say and whose real name they don’t know. They also welcome back a familiar face.
A.Ron and Cecily talk about Moses and the Israelites, the power of prayer, steel vs. porcelain, and devotion. If that’s not vague enough, then watch the episode!
Cecily and A.Ron discuss the sixth (and heaviest episode so far) of The New Pope. All allegiances are tested and some very difficult choices are made. *sigh*
Jim has fallen into a coma, so Cecily and A.Ron listen to him breath for 45ish minutes. While they listen for a sigh, they discuss well-read women, the growing attraction between members of the Vatican and sin, the growing distance between those we thought we loved, and idolatry.
Jim, Cecily, and A.Ron discuss episode 4 of The New Pope. John Paul III considers what the real world is as he steps closer to sin, Voiello attempts to treat with the nuns ever-growing demands, Lenny visits someone desperately in need, and Marilyn Manson doesn’t know who ANYONE is.
Jim, A.Ron, and Cecily discuss a very difficult episode of The New Pope. They discuss confronting your parents/demons (sometimes one and the same), accepting help from your peers, being a socialite, and Christian charity.
Jim, Cecily, and A.Ron attempt to discuss all of the symbolism of the second episode of The New Pope. They grapple with depression, sexuality, love, grief, and the famous middle way.
Four years after The Young Pope, Jim, A.Ron and Cecily are back to cover the follow-up, The New Pope, which looks just as gloriously insane. Join us on Wednesday each week for a no-pope-barred romp through HBO’s continuing series.
A.Ron, Cecily, and Jim meditate on the ending of HBO’s The Young Pope. What to make of Lenny? How do we feel about the attempted humanization of a pedophile priest? Are we good, or are we bad? The only thing we’re sure of? We’re breathing the same air.