Pose: Season 2 (2019)



Critic 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.


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Air date: Jun 11, 2019
Air date: Jun 18, 2019
Air date: Jun 25, 2019
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Upon receiving an HIV positive diagnosis, Blanca Rodriguez (Mj Rodriguez) is forced to confront her mortality and dedicates herself to leaving a legacy. With the encouragement of her friend Pray Tell (Billy Porter), the fierce patriarch and emcee of the house balls, Blanca breaks from Elektra (Dominique Jackson), mother of the House of Abundance, and starts her very own "house," a self-selected family that provides support to LGBTQ youth rejected by their birth families. Blanca's newly formed House of Evangelista becomes a haven for anyone searching for a home, and Blanca's new family soon includes streetwalker "Angel" (Indya Moore), aspiring dancer "Damon" (Ryan Jamaal Swain) and his boyfriend "Ricky" (Dyllón Burnside) and street-wise "Lil Papi" (Angel Bismark Curiel). After a rocky start, the upstart House of Evangelista soon overshadows all becoming a premiere force in the ballroom. Their meteoric rise culminates with Blanca receiving the community's ultimate honor when she is crowned "Mother of the Year."


Evan Peters
as Stan Bowes
Kate Mara
as Patty Bowes
James Van Der Beek
as Matt Bromley
MJ Rodriguez
as Blanca Rodriguez
Dominique Jackson
as Elektra Abundance
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 (26) | Top Critics (13)

"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…

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…

It feels like everyone involved in the creation of this show figured out how to straddle that line; how to teach history, make points in an ongoing debate and still serve up drama-filled moments of grandeur, beauty and heartbreak.

Jun 12, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a warm hug and a battle cry in equal measure, and it remains absolutely vital television.

Jun 12, 2019 | Full Review…

In its season two premiere, it also sharply balances these dark realities with joy, with beautiful moments that make these characters feel very much alive and real and radical.

Jun 12, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

The Material Girl may have propelled vogueing into the mainstream, but Pose is making sure that history is returned to those who first dreamed it up as a way to bring beauty to a world that often only brought them pain.

Jun 11, 2019 | Full Review…

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