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The Flight Attendant

I finally got round to watching and finishing season one of the show and even know I felt grossed out. I really was hooked from the get go, the end of every episode left you hanging on a thread and wanting to know what was going to happen next.

This honestly, even know modern, had more good old-fashioned TV vibes of who done it. The excellently crafted plot was a joy to watch and Kaley Cuoco was nothing short of exceptional in the role.

Her character Cassie Bowden, started off as a wild party girl, which turns out she was probably suffering from years of PTSD resulting in her having a serious drinking problem. Waking up next to a dead man is no good for anyone and that mentally screwed over Cassie so much, that she was having crazy visions inside her head. From running, to wonderment and onto who done it. This all leads Cassie down a very dangerous rabbit hole and the design of her retribution comes in the form of solving the murder. Hitting rock bottom and crawling back out.

I would also go as far to say this should be on every psychology student’s watch list. Is there a lesson in here with how to deal with alcoholics?

This rest of the cast supported the plot and there were sub-plots, and maybe some hidden sub-plots?

The show seemed to delve into issues with a mafia family to North Korean spies, anyone into suspenseful dramas should really add this to their watch list.

The Young Pope review.

What is the message? Is there a reason for watching? What is there to teach us?

To begin with there is a grandeur about the whole show, the architecture, the buildings, so beautiful in design and the elegance of marble stone. The art form of the show does standout and the music gives a feel of something else. Jude Law (Lenny Belardo) who portrays The Young Pope has an impressive on-screen presence and his ability to play into the character certainly grabs you and draws you in. But there is a wonder, is he actually psychotic?

We start off in a dream sequence, it bounces around so at times you don’t know what is suppose to be reality or what is in his head. When Diane Keaton turns up as Sister Mary they start to try and provide a back story to how Lenny Belardo came to be. But instead this feels like taking a book of history and just dropping it off the side of the boat. So in essence you only saw what the front cover said. This is carried into the politics of the Vatican followed by some interested sequences one of which are some nun’s playing football which I rather liked. There was also an interesting scene with a kangaroo, however how flash the show, I felt like I zoned out at times.

The edginess towards the Pope making his first address was a constant flow throughout the show and when it came to it, I felt disappointed. There didn’t seem any clarity and it’s as if the show petered out at the end leaving you with unanswered questions.

I am not a fan of smoking in films and for a modern generation I didn’t think this was such a good idea to promote it in a way which it looks like a fashion accessory. And the fact he has a Coca-Cola for breakfast felt more like product placement rather than what one might expect to get in an orphanage growing up.

I guess I wont go for the answer as I don’t think I want to watch the next episode.