Pose: Season 1 (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Charged with energy, poise, and confidence, Pose pirouettes between artistic opulence and deliciously soapy drama to create a fresh new addition to Ryan Murphy's lexicon.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jun 3, 2018
2
Air date: Jun 10, 2018
3
Air date: Jun 17, 2018
4
Air date: Jun 24, 2018
5
Air date: Jul 1, 2018
6
Air date: Jul 8, 2018
7
Air date: Jul 15, 2018
8
Air date: Jul 22, 2018

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Set in the 1980s, Pose explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene. Evan Peters and Kate Mara play New Jersey couple "Stan" and "Patty," who get sucked into the glamour and intrigue of New York City in the 1980s. James Van Der Beek plays Peters' financial kingpin boss "Matt."

Cast

Kate Mara
as Patty
MJ Rodriguez
as Blanca Rodriguez
Dominique Jackson
as Elektra Abundance
Billy Porter
as Pray Tell
Ryan Jamaal Swain
as Damon Richards
Charlayne Woodard
as Helena St. Rogers
Hailie Sahar
as Lulu Abundance
Angelica Ross
as Candy Abundance
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Critic Reviews for Pose Season 1

All Critics (76) | Top Critics (35)

Pose glittered on the surface, but its pain was drawn from a deep well.

Mar 22, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Pose is aspirational and celebratory -- and in pursuit of that, a little anachronistic, importing to the New York of 30 years ago all the trans commitment of today. Never mind. This is, after all a study in the lives of the saints, set to disco.

Mar 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Thoroughly fabulous.

Mar 15, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Elektra's arc [...] was one of the most beautiful stories I watched on TV this year.

Dec 18, 2018 | Full Review…
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As queer scholar Jeanne Vaccaro half-joked recently to a friend of mine, Pose is "Paris Is Burning meets 7th Heaven." And why shouldn't it be?

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The great thing about Pose isn't that it does the singular thing it does with any restraint. It's that, finally, in 2018, it's got the chance to do the singular thing it does, at all.

Jul 23, 2018 | Full Review…
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The result is still too corny to qualify as great drama. But as a rich slice of glossy soap opera, it's right up there.

Mar 28, 2019 | Full Review…

I'll be honest, it doesn't feel like one of [Murphy's] more vitally important projects -- it is small and predictable and hastily thrown together.

Mar 25, 2019 | Full Review…

A lot to forgive, but Pose has enough spirit and style to keep you coming back.

Mar 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Pose's dialogue is often stilted and preachy, but because it's campily heartfelt, it mainly works.

Mar 22, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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