The New Pope Series Quiz – Which Character Are You?

<span class="author-by">by</span> Samantha <span class="author-surname">Stratton</span>

by Samantha Stratton

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Take this The New Pope Series Quiz to find out which character you are. We update the quiz regularly and it’s the most accurate among the other quizzes.

“The New Pope,” like its jovial predecessor, is a gospel-based story. Paolo Sorrentino’s inside look at the leadership of a fictitious Catholic Church spends a lot of time listening to pontiffs pontificate, his camera slowly circling or elevating the center speaker from afar as he talks from atop his papal platform. This season, the eponymous new pope, Sir John Brannox (played with nuanced glee by John Malkovich), is frequently seen alternating between bloviating and offering true knowledge.

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But, unlike many real-life homilies, “The New Pope” understands which of its moments are truly edifying and which are meaningless irrelevant gestures. Sorrentino and his co-writers Umberto Contrarello and Stefano Bises see a dual element of organized religion that the Catholic Church has long refused to acknowledge: faith is anchored insignificance and absurdity. “The New Pope” respects and annihilates its core theme by acknowledging both.

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Long speeches can lead to poignant disclosures, just as outrageous jokes can lead to intended comedy – and vice versa. The former will hit you with a raw, ethereal power rarely felt through television, while the latter will yank at the sides of your lips, evoking a devilish grin or cackling laugh. They complement one other so well that Sorrentino’s series remains one of the most distinctive, perplexing, and exciting television experiences available, whether for depth, fun, or a wild combination of the two. Also, you must try to play this The New Pope Series Quiz.

Without giving away too many of the season’s unexpected twists and turns, “The New Pope” begins shortly after “The Young Pope” concludes. Jude Law’s character, Lenny Belardo, is in a coma. A heart transplant is successful, but Pope Pius XII does not wake up — despite a fervently dedicated following praying for his return from St. Peters Square at all hours of the day and night. The quiet protesters, led by a solitary lady in a red hoodie (Kika Georgiou), sleep on the ground and listen to a radio station that broadcasts Lenny’s every breath. (If the hoodies depicting Pope Pius XII in full papal garb aren’t ready for purchase by EOD today, HBO may expect a replay of the Vatican protests outside its Santa Monica headquarters.)

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Their devotion to him is intense, yet the Church, like “The New Pope,” must go on: Enter, but not as soon as you may imagine, John Brannox. Sorrentino is quite astute in how he deploys his popes, prioritizing the plot above stars for the sake of the whole experience. Lenny appears in one of the first six episodes. His presence is necessary, but not overpowering, which is a clever distinction from the director. Fans of “The New Pope” may miss the feeling they got when they first met Lenny more than they miss Lenny himself. That exhilaration of discovering something completely new has passed, but Sorrentino has replaced it with a plethora of absurd scenarios, dialogues, gags, montages, and more. “The New Pope” is Season 2 of “The Young Pope,” but there’s a reason it’s not branded as such.

Fans should have a clearer notion of what to expect from “The New Pope” after Episode 1: The format and goals are the same, but this season focuses on faith, the church, and its place in the world as a whole, rather than studying those themes through the lens of one man. (Although the plot dries up a little, the Catholic faith’s treatment of women is a focused, effective plot accentuated by a new title sequence with nuns in nightwear dancing provocatively beneath a neon cross.)

Nonetheless, its new star is an intriguing mix of paradoxes. John Brannox describes himself as a “socialite.” From his parents’ castle in northern England, Harry answers Meghan Markle’s phone calls regarding what clothing she should wear. Once in the Vatican, he meets with his “favorite famous people,” played by Sharon Stone and Marilyn Manson. However, John is also rather frail. His parents blame him for his brother’s death, which they mourn from their slug-ridden wheelchairs every day, all day. They refuse to speak to John and have exiled him to the other side of their opulent estate, where he mopes around in expensive suits that fit not just his varied moods, but also the elaborate walls around him.

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