It's great to hear today that after just airing one episode, that "POSE" has been renewed for a third season!...
TotallyEffed said: "I finally got around to watching the pilot and I found it impossibly bad. The acting and writing were especially horrific. I’m going to give it another chance and watch the next few episodes after that but so far I’m baffled at the praise." I was also feeling so so about the pilot but hung in there because it seemed there were going to be a lot of storylines. I credit them for doing a good job, so far, of balancing them all and integrating them. JMO
TotalllyEffed - I felt the same way and it took me a few episodes but I eventually got invested
None of them have luxury apartments. A sh*thole in the Bronx is not a nice place. A sex parlor is not a nice place. The only home you could have seen in the first two episodes considered "nice" would be Stan's home in Jersey. Most of them don't look like models in any sense (with the exception of Angel). Going into this show it seems you wanted to hate it, when in fact it's a brilliant show about struggle within that period of time that is breaking barriers and getting many award nominations.
NYC was very cheap in the 80's due to many things but mostly crime. You can read statistics about it if you want. The Bronx was a very dangerous, run down place to live then. It has been the poorest County in New York State for decades. I don't think you live(d) in New York City or have done much research about it. From 1980 - 2000 it became a totally different place, and rents skyrocketed in the late 90's and never stopped.
The hospital scenes, the sex parlor scenes, and the dock scenes will be very gritty for you.The Bronx still has massive apartments like that but are broken down, full of vermin, with horrible management. You can have a big apartment but it's cheap because of the location and crime rate. My apartment in Inwood looked very similar to that one in the early 2000's. Three bedroom, massive, and cheap.
Back to Season two....Miss Patti LuPone was nasty, bitchy andfabulous.....I love her....
TotallyEffed said: "I live in New York and know it was considerably cheaper in the 80s. I’m just wondering what Blanca’s job is. Again, I’m only on episode two and maybe this will be explained.A little more grit would be appreciated, I just find the look of the show to be far too squeaky clean and beautiful." Keep watching. The episode where they sing Home at the AIDS ward was thrilling.
Good for PoseGot 4 TCA Nominations...The Emmys are next.
Is it a perfectly performed and produced show? Not by any means, but it is so cool that FX has a program like this. It is so different. I never thought I would ever see a program like it in my lifetime. For those of us who survived the first 30 years of the AIDS crisis, AZT, public scrutiny and the lack of government support it is very emotional. The program also has a lot to say about how friends can become your family and to go for your dreams no matter what the obstacles are. The themes are very universal..
TotallyEffed said: "I live in New York and know it was considerably cheaper in the 80s. I’m just wondering what Blanca’s job is. Again, I’m only on episode two and maybe this will be explained.A little more grit would be appreciated, I just find the look of the show to be far too squeaky clean and beautiful." Back in those days we were quite resourceful. we didn't have anywhere near the shopping options there are today. Making your own clothes or making them for others was common. You could find wonderful things in thrift stores. When you went out, what you wore was important. In the 80's, in my community, creasing your jeans was a big thing. You bought nice pieces of clothing every once in a while and you took really good care of them and mixed and matched them with other clothing. I am assuming you may have seen how Elektra's house got their clothing.As far as the homes, as mentioned, back then in a lot of areas, the apartments were big. Look at Blanca's place. it is huge but it is obviously not a palace. That is how a lot of us lived back then. And with roommates. A lot of furniture was used or left in the apartments or bought cheap.The look of this series brings back a flood of memories for me of the 80's. While the "rich and famous" were living fabulous lifestyles, we lived ours in our own way without all the money. And they were some of the happiest years of my life. Oh, and for a lot of that time I worked in a kitchen washing dishes and making salads in a popular small restaurant in South Philly.The series
Here is a short clip with LuPone.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOXFh5aRtsw
The best scene. Can't wait for the next.
The scene between Candy and her parents was heartbreaking
Jordan - I agree that starting next week everyone will forget what they were "supposed" to learn but I disagree that it was the worst episode. It could have very easily drowned in corniness but I thought it was beautiful. I was in tears by the end of the episode and I think Angelica Ross deserves an Emmy nomination for it.
Oh I know what you mean and it's annoying as all hell that he hasn't learned yet.
I thought it was predicable, boring, and I just did not care. Candy got a lot of screen time at the beginning, and it was very focused on her so I figured she was going to die. She was being even more of a bitch than normal. Throwing things in a restaurant? The last two episodes were poorly done, the season started off really strong, so I hope it straightens out. Ryan Murphy is good at creating series, but that seems to be about it.
Poorly written and badly acted. The show is crap.
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