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
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 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.
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
May 29, 2018
Longtime Murphy collaborator Lou Eyrich has outdone herself in the staggering variety of costumes she produces here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 1, 2018
While Pose is the most sexually alive series the Murphy team has ever produced, it is also one of its most grounded.
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 4, 2018
Could very well be the most joyous three minutes of television so far this year.
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