Pose: Season 2 (2019)


Season 2

Critics Consensus

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: 32


Audience Score

User Ratings: 102
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Air date: Jun 11, 2019
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Air date: Aug 6, 2019
Air date: Aug 13, 2019
Air date: Aug 20, 2019

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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.


MJ Rodriguez
as Blanca Rodriguez
Evan Peters
as Stan Bowes
Dominique Jackson
as Elektra Abundance
Kate Mara
as Patty Bowes
Billy Porter
as Pray Tell
Ryan Jamaal Swain
as Damon Richards
Charlayne Woodard
as Helena St. Rogers
Hailie Sahar
as Lulu Abundance
Angelica Ross
as Candy Abundance
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Critic Reviews for Pose Season 2

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (15)

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…
Top Critic

"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…
Top Critic

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…
Top Critic

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…

One of the best series of the moment. [Full Review in Spanish]

Oct 8, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

[Pose] understands the power of looking at somebody and knowing they love you as you are, that they can be your parent or sibling or child as meaningfully as any biological relative.

Aug 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Like its down-on-their-luck characters, Pose finds ways to be joyful, urgent and hopeful. This season, it did so while winking at the inspiration for so much of its material, Jennie Livingston's documentary Paris Is Burning.

Aug 23, 2019 | Full Review…

"Pose" continues to defy the expectations of hardened reality so many high-profile shows feel compelled to depict in order to be taken seriously.

Jun 17, 2019 | Full Review…

As "Pose" moves forward into the 1990s its characters continue to merit being rooted for. They embody a community insisting on the universal right to be themselves, to be human in an inhuman world.

Jun 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Sentiment has seeped into the proceedings, and though this is warranted, certain production decisions flatten what should be tragedy into the wishy-washy treacle of teachable moments.

Jun 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Of the 48 Ryan Murphy series currently on the air or in production right now, nothing else quite so deeply reflects its creator's dark, sentimental heart.

Aug 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Pose: Season 2

  • Sep 12, 2019
    Heartwarming. This is a character driven series with some great writing. Albeit, sometimes the acting can be a bit sketchy, the end product is well worth your time.
  • Aug 29, 2019
    A truly beautiful second season. One of the most important shows ever made and a perfect example of how to correctly tell the stories and history of the trans community by putting them front and center with authentic representation.
  • Aug 26, 2019
    Maravilhoso, é de uma delicadeza, faltava um programa de TV assim.
  • Aug 21, 2019
    An outstanding second season for Pose, that explodes with authenticity, passion, and heart. Tackling the AIDs epidemic, this season is comparatively darker than the first year, while also simultaneously warmer. All the characters are fully fleshed and sympathetic, and above all, the show accurately and affectionately paints a community. The dance sequences in this season are to die for, with production values wisely chosen to augment them, and the spectacle never distracts from the storylines. A wonderful and necessary series that will hopefully grow more so.
  • Aug 17, 2019
    This is a masterpiecebin realness.
  • Aug 16, 2019
    This show, this cast, and the stories they're now telling have been long overdue. Witnessing the reception that this show has been given has truly filled me with more hope for our collective futures than I've had in a long long time. The authenticity that the cast brings to the show is unlike anything I've seen in a long time. Bravo FX! Bravo!
  • Aug 10, 2019
    I think this season was intense and it was really good to see the characters show their vulnerable side just a little. I love this show and pray it stays on TV for quite sometime.
  • Aug 08, 2019
    from the beginning I have found Pose an educational show, i was raised in the 80s and had no idea about what the hiv crisis was in the US ans no idea how hard it was for trans people back then. damn s2 has had my sobbing my heart out right from episode 1. Learning about Heart island broke me, this is the type of news that barely made it to the UK. i then spent several hours learning all about it. i have come to the love these characters like family and i love them all! i have a few trans friends and watching this journey and how things affected the community back then has made me want to fight even more for my friends rights. I love this show and i will love it forever x
  • Aug 07, 2019
    When people look back on this show I hope they place it in context with the political climate we're living in, especially the attacks on people of color and the killing of black trans people. This is one of the few shows on in the States that taps into that fear and pain through historical parallels, while also reminding us of the beauties of living and the importance of resilience.
  • Aug 06, 2019
    I hate to see season 2 end. That's how good it is.

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