The Politician: Season 2 Reviews

June 25, 2020
The gloss of The Politician may not compensate for its overall shallowness or the messy pointlessness of its plot, but it does remind us of celebrity's power to persuade us to make foolish decisions, including with our time.
June 23, 2020
I didn't love the first season, but that kind of emptiness was easier to stomach when it was about a high-school election. Translated into the real world, that kind of farce does not feel fun.
June 22, 2020
It's good to see Ryan Murphy back at what he does best, garish colours, obnoxious characters, power suits and all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 22, 2020
Make it to the end of this season, and you will learn more about the psychology and science behind rock-paper-scissors than you ever even knew existed, but then... it will ultimately mean nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 22, 2020
The speed at which these seven episodes fly by isn't a credit to efficiency; it's a signal that even those making the show have stopped caring about it.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
June 19, 2020
To some, this social commentary/call to arms will seem preachy - Zoey Deutch's glamorous take on Greta Thunberg is especially heavy-handed - but it injects the show with a much-needed dose of vim.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 19, 2020
Perhaps even more than the disappointing first season, the second season of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan's Netflix comedy is a hollow and perplexingly stale glimpse into American politics.
June 19, 2020
Everything that first seemed smart, snarky and on-point about "The Politician" begins to wear thin; the jokes that it makes - as well as the contemporary real-life debacles it lampoons - are too easily made.