Another brilliant series released in 2011, out of which we could enjoy only one season. Again I started watching it with reluctance as I read too many books about this topic in the past. And because of this I was already set-up with the clicheic image of a cruel, blood thirsty, incestuous and poisoning family. And I wasn't in the mood to see such perverted gore. Still as always my love for movies said: "Woman, give it a try!".
And what a surprise I had. An incredible Jermey Irons who seems more refined than ever and who will remain in the history of TV series as the funniest, wittiest, most ubiquitous and vicious Pope. He is like an apricot - ripe, mellow, sweet with a bitter, tough and cyanide kernel inside. I have to give the credit to the screen writer, too of course, who knew to choose the best lines, but beyond this...the easiness of Irons to put such an artistry at work is magnificent.
The rest of the cast is also intelligently chosen and I want to highlight Michel Muller as King Charles VIII, who is crazily hilarious. A thumb up with all my heart and an out-loud laugh, which did not cease, even though several days have passed since I finished it watching.
Do not miss such a splendor. I am sure you will come back here and you will say I was right.
PS. Music, scenery, atmosphere, camera, editing... Oscar worthy.