This series is fulfilling its promise after a weak first episode. Picasso's shifting from older to younger self within one hour works fairly well, as do the dynamics of his relationships with women, especially his difficult affairs with Fernande, Dora, and the others. Fernande's remaining with her oppressor (before being "rescued" via opium by Picasso) is believable given human nature and her own strained circumstances. Apollinaire is well-played, as is Max Jacob. Believable if not too honorable is Picasso's reluctance to sign a petition calling for Jacob's release from the Nazis: Picasso didn't want to (further) endanger his position as a great artist by Nazi persecution himself. It was a cowardice, but one not so easy to judge given circumstances. I await further episodes with interest.
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