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Posted: 7/18/18 at 9:36am

If there is one show this year that deserves to be called overrated...it's this one. 

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Posted: 7/19/18 at 2:13am

I thought that the last episode was one of the weaker ones. Part of it had to do with the actress playing Electra who just isn't a very good actress. And the subplot about one of the children selling drugs did not leave much of a punch. I was thinking the same thing about Porter not having much screen time and how much I missed him.

On a good note TV Guide this weeks had the program in it's Cheers section saying that it should be nominated for Emmys. They loved the Home duet.

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Posted: 7/21/18 at 5:55pm

I just had to make room on the DVR, and the season finale is on tomorrow night, but thank God that they were mostly able to fix the story flaws in the early episodes. I binged on the past 5 eps and I am AMAZED and in tears at times with the wonderful performance Billy Porter is pushing through his SOUL. For every young LGBTQZ and millennial person, this should be required viewing , showing what it must have been like to live through the late 80's, HIV/AIDS, and coming of age and awareness. I'm so glad it was renewed for a 2nd season and one more thing, agreeing with Kad and others....Can we just GIVE BILLY PORTER AN EMMY AWARD RIGHT NOW??? (Plus what other producer is able to showcase that hospital scene with two full songs, including "Home" ?? on broadcast TV??

BRAVO TO BILLY PORTER! WE LOVE YOU!!  

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Updated On: 7/21/18 at 05:55 PM
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Posted: 7/21/18 at 5:56pm
I Can Has Cheezburger With This?
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Pose#30
Posted: 7/21/18 at 5:56pm
I Can Has Cheezburger With This?
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Pose#31
Posted: 7/25/18 at 9:38pm

LOVE IT!

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Posted: 7/25/18 at 11:27pm

CarlosAlberto said: "If there is one show this year that deserves to be called overrated...it's this one."

Sorry you find it overrated. I’m sure the many trans people finally seeing themselves portrayed with truth and dignity on screen don’t find it overrated at all. 

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Posted: 7/30/18 at 1:43pm

The plot and characters are very very strong, with most of the cast pulling their weight rather well.

There are some technical problems of pacing/editing in the show, there's no point denying that. The episodes are far too long, and sometime the dramatic tension is gone because of unnecessary dead silence.

I love Elektra the character, the actress and writers are channelling likes of Crystal Labeija in their portrayal but they're missing the mark big time. Owing to what someone above already said - Dominique Jackson is not a good actress. I hope Ryan Murphy, as he has in the past, actively works with her for Season 2 to improve her skills because she is the weakest link in the cast.


Having said all of that, Pose cast's rendition of Home is probably the best I have ever heard (and I have heard far too many). I was feeling heavy just because of the added context to the song, before MJ, Our Lady J, and Billing F***ing Porter completely destroyed me by their singing and musicality.

Caption: Every so often there was a rare moment of perfect balance when I soared above him.
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Posted: 8/7/18 at 5:36pm

Valentina3 said: "I love Elektra the character, the actress and writers are channelling likes of Crystal Labeija in their portrayal but they're missing the mark big time. Owing to what someone above already said - Dominique Jackson is not a good actress. I hope Ryan Murphy, as he has in the past, actively works with her for Season 2 to improve her skills because she is the weakest link in the cast.

ADORE this show so much, but 100% agree with the above... its something in the way she enunciates certain words? i dont know. its weird. certain times when shes speaking it pulls me out of the moment.

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Posted: 8/7/18 at 6:15pm

robskynyc said: "Valentina3 said: "I love Elektra the character, the actress and writers are channelling likes of Crystal Labeija in their portrayal but they're missing the mark big time. Owing to what someone above already said - Dominique Jackson is not a good actress. I hope Ryan Murphy, as he has in the past, actively works with her for Season 2 to improve her skills because she is the weakest link in the cast.

ADORE this show so much, but 100% agree with the above... its something in the way she enunciates certain words? i dont know. its weird. certain times when shes speaking it pulls me out of the moment.
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I think the actress is unable to inhabit the character so it is coming across as a caricature. She simply needs acting lessons. She has the physicality and a sense of detachment but she is the missing the core. 

 

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Pose#36
Posted: 8/16/18 at 11:58am
I had the same thoughts about Ms. Jackson's performance for the first 2 or 3 episodes and then at some point I realized that back in the 80's I met, through friends, a few Elektras. I don't think she is hitting the nail right on the head but she is very close.
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Posted: 8/17/18 at 2:46pm

This is a program that could be made into a very successful Off Broadway production. Take notice Mr. Murphy.....

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Pose#38
Posted: 5/12/19 at 2:51pm

just started watching this on Netflix.....Very interesting.....Love Billy

Porter...Only halfway through....I can't believe how some parents

can disown their kids for being who they are.....My favorite girl 

so far is Angel...

 

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Pose#39
Posted: 5/24/19 at 1:20am

I cannot wait for the new season.

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Posted: 5/24/19 at 8:51am

It took a few episodes to hook me but by the end of the season I was ready for season 2

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Posted: 5/24/19 at 2:59pm

I love Pose so much, from the first few minutes of the pilot. Love all the different story lines, and the cast is wonderful. A few need serious acting lessons (Elektra, Lulu, Candy). You can tell who the veteran actors are, who have been acting professionally for a very long time, especially the ones who are classically trained. Billy Porter blows everyone else away. Brilliant show!

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Posted: 5/27/19 at 6:34pm
Did you guys see the season 2 trailer?!?!?! Look SO good.

And based off the trailer, i’m calling it now- Papi & Angel will have a romantic thing.
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Posted: 5/27/19 at 6:46pm

getupngo said: "Did you guys see the season 2 trailer?!?!?! Look SO good.
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A link always helps when talking about something. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbBIo0VP94Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CYmV3-VkDM

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Posted: 6/10/19 at 11:37am

I just wish we had seen more of the cast on talk shows and red carpets leading up to this season. Porter seems to be getting the most exposure. It was nice to see MJ interviewed this past week on network tv.

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Posted: 6/12/19 at 12:06am

Season One was Great.......Season Two starts tonight

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Posted: 6/12/19 at 12:16am
Very good season opener. That first half was tough to watch though. Especially if youlived through it.

looking forward to seeing LuPone on the show.

Also, I could swear that was Judith Light in a flash cameo when they were handing out the flyers I the church.
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Posted: 6/12/19 at 3:14am

I thought it was a very good season opener as well. It reminded me how much Act Up did for AIDS activism. There was also a larger theme at play that was along the lines of live life to its fullest for you never know what the next day will bring and you do not win the lottery if you do not buy a ticket.....that sort of thing. I love Billy Porter.

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Posted: 6/16/19 at 2:17pm

Glad they covered that. Also Porter's character's reaction to it was done well especially knowing how hard the black community was hit by AIDS. There was a short amount of time that it was reported that the black community was immune.  (I kind of wish they had alluded to that in season one. They may have) The black community was not really involved when it started. we knew about it though. 

The song "Vogue" was a big deal. I think they over did its importance just a bit.  I remember when it came out critics said she was a bit late to the game but it was a monster hit and anthem. It was a nice touch to see one of the original dancers from the video at the end of the episode.

The first half hour was a bit hard to take. I lost a lot of close friends back then. They really did a nice job of covering that time and moving the storyline forward.

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Pose#49
Posted: 6/16/19 at 2:59pm

I hope the Emmy voters are watching Billy Porter....

So sad.. I lost many Actor Friends to Aids

I really enjoy Pose..........R.I.P   Steven Stucker

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Posted: 6/16/19 at 5:03pm

I hope the voters are also watching MJ Rodriguez.

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