Pose: Season 1 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Pose: Season 1 Reviews

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May 30, 2018
Good intentions don't always lead to good TV, and a couple episodes in, that appears to be the case with Pose.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 31, 2018
Pose finds itself in the odd position of being the least catty, least sharp-eyed of Ryan Murphy shows, even as it's set in a demimonde that values these qualities above all else.
June 4, 2018
[The] juxtaposition of what's real and what's a performance is part of what makes Pose so successful.
June 1, 2018
Pose highlights the joy and liberation of ballroom competition while never shying away from...the larger socio-political struggles facing the young queer minorities depicted on the show.
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
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 1, 2018
[Pose] both revels in the spectacle of the ball...while fearlessly depicting the struggle and resistance of trans women of colour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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 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.
June 4, 2018
Everything about it is brimming with intent and chemistry,
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 26, 2018
Each episode of Pose feels more revelatory and subversive than the last.
June 1, 2018
Not a single stitch is dropped in crafting this memorable and meaningful first impression.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 31, 2018
When it soars - and it often soars - it's the result of authenticity. It's there in the performances of a historic cast, in the writing, in direction that feels alternately simple and intimate, then glamorous and reverent.
June 1, 2018
Pose drapes itself in the silk-lined opulence of New York in the 1980s and concerns itself with the intersection of the rich, white elite and the underground ballroom culture of the city's poor and minority communities.
June 4, 2018
[The] inspirational rapture is in stark contrast to the dark, bleak reality that underscores so much of the show.
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 26, 2018
Pose does not ignore the outside, but it chooses not to let that perspective define it.
June 1, 2018
Pose is more than an act of stunt casting. It needs these actors, and LGBTQ writers, to tell the stories of the young, mostly black and Latin gay men and transgender women.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 4, 2018
Pose pushes the marginalized front and center, telling the stories of people often left out of mainstream narratives set in New York.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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