Pose: Season 2 (2019)


Season 2

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A delightful, delicate dance of light and dark, Pose's second season achieves a striking balance between the grittiness of reality and the glamour of the runway.



Critic Ratings: 39


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User Ratings: 164

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Air date: Jun 11, 2019

Blanca is convinced Madonna's "Vogue" will lead to mainstream acceptance, so she encourages the House of Evangelista to follow their dreams despite putting her own on the backburner. Meanwhile, Pray Tell joins an activist organization fighting for the rights of HIV positive people.

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Air date: Jun 18, 2019

Determined to be an example to her children, Blanca launches a business venture with unexpected results. Meanwhile, Ricky's travels have unpredicted consequences for his relationship with Damon, and Elektra shocks the ballroom community with a bold move.

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Air date: Jun 25, 2019

A fatal mishap with a client leads Elektra to seek out the counsel of Blanca and Candy. Meanwhile, moving from friends to lovers proves to be a challenge for Angel and Lil Papi.

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Air date: Jul 9, 2019

The Ballroom community is shaken to its core when a valued member is brutally attacked.

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Air date: Jul 16, 2019

Competition gets the best of Damon and Ricky as they audition for a spot on Madonna's Blonde Ambition tour.

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Air date: Jul 23, 2019

After falling ill while organizing his annual AIDS Cabaret, PrayTell lands in the hospital leading to a series of unexpected visitors.

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Air date: Jul 30, 2019

The House of Evangelista plan a large prank to antagonize Frederica. Meanwhile, Angel is introduced to the unsavory side of modeling.

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Air date: Aug 6, 2019

Relationships are irreparably damaged when Damon reveals the secrets others have been hiding.

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Air date: Aug 13, 2019

With Blanca reeling from an unexpected loss, Elektra organizes a girls trip to the shore.

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Air date: Aug 20, 2019

After a medical set back, Blanca struggles to reassemble the House of Evangelista. Meanwhile, Pray Tell confronts old traumas when an exciting new category is proposed.

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Tv Season Info

Three years later, it's 1990 and the ball scene is being exposed to the mainstream for the first time, forcing the House of Evangelista to reevaluate its goals. Meanwhile, the AIDS crisis continues to ravage the community and the reaction from a group of activists reaches a fever pitch.

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Critic Reviews for Pose Season 2

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (16)

Combined with substantial character development... this renewed sense of the ticking clock made for a sophomore season that elevated Pose from a comforting but cautious security blanket...into one of TV's smartest, funniest, and most urgent dramas

Aug 21, 2019 | Full Review…
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"Pose" is at its best when orbiting these three characters, which makes this season's first two outings a joy to watch.

Jun 12, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Pose has always been a worthwhile series rather than a well-crafted one, and its writing in Season 2 veers all over the place, between heartfelt, didactic, over-explanatory, and anachronistic.

Jun 12, 2019 | Full Review…

The second season of Pose is a lovely return to this family, although it does occasionally stumble due to some odd plotting or stylistic choices as well as its attempt to cover far more ground than it has the time for.

Jun 12, 2019 | Full Review…
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The most glorious thing about Pose remains unchanged: At its heart, it's simply a family drama. The family is one its characters built themselves, in a world where love can be scarce.

Jun 11, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a moreish cocktail of grit and glamour, populated by overdressed underdogs.

Dec 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Pose dares to show us what that decimation looked like in real time, how the American government failed in its response, and the lives of those who lived and died as a result.

Jul 4, 2020 | Full Review…

With its second season, Pose has found a perfect balance between fiction and historical accuracy -- one that thrills, inspires, and educates in its depiction of New York City's ball culture.

Feb 27, 2020 | Full Review…

Pose capped off a superb sophomore season with a bit of role reversal - and a triumphant return to the ballroom.

Dec 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Though not without its missteps, the eight episodes married irrefutable, often tragic truths with high fantasy in a manner that was utterly thrilling to watch.

Dec 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Even as its characters face the possibility of illness and death, Pose manages to be about life, love, and family. Its tagline couldn't be more apt: Live. Work. Pose.

Dec 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Something about this season feels even fresher than the first.

Oct 28, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Pose: Season 2

  • Sep 20, 2020
    Didn't enjoy it as much as season 1 and found parts of it way too predictable, feel like it lost its gritty feel
  • Aug 05, 2020
    With this season Pose becomes one of the greatest tvshows of this century.
  • Jul 29, 2020
    I liked this season more than the first and the final episode made me cry several times. Beautiful.
  • Jul 11, 2020
    A great show, hard not to get thoroughly immersed in the story and then be devastated and elated by every loss and win the characters endure or achieve. Billy Porter is the standout, however, the rest of the cast is not far behind.
  • Jun 25, 2020
    Much needed representation of Black and Brown queer people loving each other, supporting each other, and lifting each other up. These are the people who have worked hard for the rights we have today. They deserve to be honored. And the fight must continue.
  • Jun 09, 2020
    In the 90's, the AIDS crisis continues to ravage the African-American and Latino house-ballroom community and the ACT UP activism starts to be more relevant for the characters, as they are increasingly affected by the HIV pandemic. Even if the balls continue to be the great glamourous part of this series, it acquired a balance with scenarios of a harsh reality and even a more political and educational tone that is very well received for those who might ignore this culture and are willing to discover and even delve deeper into it. More amazing musical performances and teachings with every episode. It never ceases to amaze me. Very well made...
  • May 25, 2020
    "Pose: Season 2" greatly deepens the issue of AIDS, in an extremely realistic way. It shows us how people deal with the disease. This season deepens the characters much more and makes them increasingly charismatic. It's magnificent and in the same position as the first season. The cast is wonderful, but Angelica Ross returns with Candy in an explosive, funny but sad way as she dies, but in an epic way. Pose returns with everything and with a lot of creativity and originality.
  • Jan 04, 2020
    Genial desde una perspectiva unica
  • Nov 15, 2019
    a MUST SEE! I'm in love with show i laughed, danced, cried... I was crying during the whole Candy Episode. I love this show. this Era of New York history is finally receiving a spotlight. I love how they show the Homophobic racism inside the community. A whole LGBTQ people of color Cast, .. MJ and Belly truly nailed it.
  • Nov 11, 2019
    I'm in love with this show, the characters and the story make the show very special and unique. It is about families in the LGTB community (houses) and how they live and are there for each other.

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