‘The Young Pope’ flaunts absurdity with stylistic self awareness, absorbing performances

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"The Young Pope" | HBO
Grade: B+

A man, controversial in his leadership methods, miraculously ascends to the most powerful position of his state. Comparisons between “House of Cards” and “The Young Pope” are apt. Despite similarities though, HBO’s new series, created by Paolo Sorrentino (who co-wrote and directed the entire season), is undeniably its own fiery
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