Pose: Season 1 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Pose: Season 1 Reviews

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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.
June 5, 2018
More significant than any display of craft, though, is Pose's utter confidence as it shows American audiences a world that has never been visualized on television at this length and at such an obviously grand budget level.
June 5, 2018
Groundbreaking series brings NYC drag ball culture to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 5, 2018
The boundary-making aims and cast of Pose are proof TV has moved past its obsession with sad white men who behave badly. Now if only it would stop taking precious time away from its fascinating core characters to remind us of those tired stories.
June 4, 2018
Everything about it is brimming with intent and chemistry,
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 4, 2018
This is lavish, stand-up-and-cheer drama of an entirely new type. Unmissable.
June 4, 2018
For those of us new to that world, Pose introduces us to its rituals, language, and spirit effortlessly, and enjoyably.
June 4, 2018
As television expands to be as inclusive as the rest of the world needs to be, Pose conveys the joys of its cast, creators, and crew in a way most viewers won't be able to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
June 4, 2018
Pose brims with fresh faces delivering impressive performances, and it succeeds in humanizing characters and a subculture that has too often been overlooked, oppressed or vilified elsewhere on television.
June 4, 2018
[The] juxtaposition of what's real and what's a performance is part of what makes Pose so successful.
June 4, 2018
Thankfully, striking a pose of self-pity isn't high on the agenda, as these characters form supportive family units while seeking affirmation in the most fabulous of arenas. Come for the dance party, stay for the juicy soap opera.
June 4, 2018
Pose welcomes us into a world most of us have never experienced and invites the viewer to really settle in.
June 4, 2018
[The] inspirational rapture is in stark contrast to the dark, bleak reality that underscores so much of the show.
June 4, 2018
Ennobled and electrified, the people of Pose put forth a dazzling series that is all about cultural course-correction, reclaiming the ball scene and its marginalized pioneers from the pop appropriation that began in 1990 with Madonna's hit single "Vogue."
June 4, 2018
With few exceptions, Pose, whose people are living on the margin of the margin... is kind to its subjects, who only want to become who they are.
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