What would happen if an American was made Pope? What if it was a young American, say in his late fortes or early fifties? What if he was really handsome? And what if, after being made Pope, the Vatican Council (or whoever it is that makes these decisions) suddenly realises that he is dangerous, not only to the Church but to their whole way of life?
Jude Law plays the Pope, and he has this wonderful mix between being a cheesy American evangelist and a hard-line Catholic. He is at times vulnerable and also completely in control. And episode to episode, I had no idea what was going to happen next. It’s fab. Oh, and the title sequence? Brilliant.