Pose: Season 2 Reviews

June 13, 2019
"Pose" is at its best when orbiting these three characters, which makes this season's first two outings a joy to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 12, 2019
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.
June 12, 2019
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.
June 12, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 11, 2019
Pose applies the lessons learned from real-world history as well as its own to deliver a second season that's just as lovingly crafted as its first, but with even grander spectacle and greater urgency.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 11, 2019
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.
June 11, 2019
What's remarkable is how much Pose manages to accomplish simultaneously-and without sacrificing the specificity of each character's personality, relationships or aspirations.
June 11, 2019
It hasn't gone out and gotten a major makeover for Season 2, but it has applied some necessary tweaks.
June 10, 2019
The spectacle of Pose is a meticulous construct, one dazzles the beholder while concurrently prioritizing the humanity of its players.
June 10, 2019
Murphy, as director, buries some fine acting and potentially devastating beats in clumsy whimsy and a flabby 63-minute running time. Like its characters, however, Pose generally recognizes its strengths.
June 10, 2019
The story threads can feel thin and frayed at even the best of times, but the warmth of the series' vision makes coherence much less important than the power of individual moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 10, 2019
The most striking thing about the show... is the way it portrays an assortment of people coming together while insisting on their own identities and boundaries.
June 7, 2019
It's a tricky balance, and there are a few times in the first four episodes where the show veers perilously close to pedantic. But overall, Pose still sparks one emotion more than any other, and that's joy.
Full Review | Original Score: B+