Pose: Season 1 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Pose: Season 1 Reviews

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August 25, 2018
Sit back and enjoy Pose for its unique combination of style and substance. It is a show with important things to say, but within a narrative driven by grand emotions, great music and the joy of finding oneself in the things we love.
July 26, 2018
Pose does not ignore the outside, but it chooses not to let that perspective define it.
Top Critic
July 24, 2018
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?
July 23, 2018
It's the opposite of what we're used to - majority straight and/or white casts with tokenized characters occasionally thrown in - and it's part of what makes Pose, as many reviews pointed out, "remarkable" or "revolutionary."
Top Critic
July 23, 2018
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.
July 23, 2018
Sappy or sugary as that may sound, and it may have been at times, Pose's first season stayed true to its mission to the end. And as Blanca's deserved victory shows, that's something to cheer.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 20, 2018
Thanks to its stars' ability to inhabit fully-formed star personae from its first moment, it's so real to me.
July 16, 2018
Pose serves as an important reminder that their community has always fought the good fight.
July 16, 2018
Pose is truly the song of this summer, an ecstatic, mad hot bop for a season of rage.
July 10, 2018
If you want a raw, real look at ball culture, there's no topping the 1991 documentary Paris Is Burning, which gives a truly unfiltered view. It's no doubt a strong inspiration for Pose, which is a fine addition to Murphy's repertoire.
July 3, 2018
The show is definitely improving as it goes along.
June 26, 2018
Each episode of Pose feels more revelatory and subversive than the last.
June 22, 2018
Pose centrally positions the trans characters who are usually relegated to the margins of other fictions, establishing their chosen families as the show's wholesome core, and members of the greater non-queer world as the often hostile antagonists.
June 20, 2018
But the real action is at the balls and in the houses - the dancing and costumes are wonderful.
June 11, 2018
[It] all might sound tiresomely earnest, but "Pose" is way too entertaining to be considered an example of TV offering a diversity lesson.
June 7, 2018
The most exciting aspect of the show is the fresh faces that populate it.
June 6, 2018
Pose is fun, but it's a fairly tame fantasy, for better or worse. It's a safe space - a vanilla cupcake showered with rainbow sprinkles.
June 6, 2018
The results are poignant. Even at the peak of the AIDS crisis, the trans characters in Pose know they're the bottom rung of the social ladder, the dog that everyone else gets to kick.
June 5, 2018
That Pose manages to do all this important, groundbreaking work while remaining something delicious to devour each week is also a cause for celebration.
June 5, 2018
Pose starts on the assumption that these lives are essentially about family, self-worth, the search for love and the struggle to stay alive. It sanctifies differences by exploring and centering those parts that are universal and human.
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