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The politician season 2

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The politician season 2#1
Posted: 6/20/20 at 8:08pm
So, last night I binge-watched the second season of the politician

Sooo... What are your opinions?

To me, I was a bit let down. I felt like it was more about Peyton winning and less about characters in general. I didn't get to see much of some characters especially McAfee who's one of my favorites. I feel like it was just so focused on this one plot even though I could have focused on a few other things I wish it could have
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The politician season 2#2
Posted: 6/21/20 at 8:45pm

We liked a few of the wackiest plot turns in the middle of Season 2. But once again, Brian Murphy wraps up another season of one of his shows with a nauseous overload of happy endings, treacle and a chance for Ben Platt to croon something at Marie's Crisis. Can't anything BAD happen to any of the main characters? 

That said, Judith Light and Gwyneth Paltrow were delicious from beginning to end-- and I'd add Zoey Deutch to that list as Infinity. They alone were worth our time. (And unpopular opinion of the day: Bette Midler still can't act.)

Updated On: 6/21/20 at 08:45 PM
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The politician season 2#3
Posted: 6/21/20 at 9:02pm
One of the reasons I really like the first season of the politician was because it was different and all the characters, even the minor characters were interesting. in the first season we got to see all the stuff with McAfee how she was questioning and stuff just all that and in the second season she barely gets anything. all they wanted to do in second season was make Ben Platt win and of course they had to have some way for him to win so that's what they did. I love James as well and nothing much really happened with him either he just did something which actually helped Peyton but of course Peyton got angry cause Peyton gets angry at just about everything
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The politician season 2#3
Posted: 6/21/20 at 9:02pm
One of the reasons I really like the first season of the politician was because it was different and all the characters, even the minor characters were interesting. in the first season we got to see all the stuff with McAfee how she was questioning and stuff just all that and in the second season she barely gets anything. all they wanted to do in second season was make Ben Platt win and of course they had to have some way for him to win so that's what they did. I love James as well and nothing much really happened with him either he just did something which actually helped Peyton but of course Peyton got angry cause Peyton gets angry at just about everything
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The politician season 2#4
Posted: 6/21/20 at 9:02pm
One of the reasons I really like the first season of the politician was because it was different and all the characters, even the minor characters were interesting. in the first season we got to see all the stuff with McAfee how she was questioning and stuff just all that and in the second season she barely gets anything. all they wanted to do in second season was make Ben Platt win and of course they had to have some way for him to win so that's what they did. I love James as well and nothing much really happened with him either he just did something which actually helped Peyton but of course Peyton got angry cause Peyton gets angry at just about everything
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The politician season 2#5
Posted: 6/21/20 at 9:02pm
One of the reasons I really like the first season of the politician was because it was different and all the characters, even the minor characters were interesting. in the first season we got to see all the stuff with McAfee how she was questioning and stuff just all that and in the second season she barely gets anything. all they wanted to do in second season was make Ben Platt win and of course they had to have some way for him to win so that's what they did. I love James as well and nothing much really happened with him either he just did something which actually helped Peyton but of course Peyton got angry cause Peyton gets angry at just about everything
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The politician season 2#6
Posted: 6/22/20 at 2:45pm
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The politician season 2#7
Posted: 6/23/20 at 10:53pm

I didn't think it was as good as Season 1, but I still liked it.

The main ensemble is still doing solid work, and it's nice to see these twentysomethings actually portraying twentysomethings (also, if Bette Midler doesn't win the Emmy this year, the Academy's insane).

My main problem with this season is that things ended too cleanly, with everyone winning. Season 1's finale was pretty great. We were thrust into a new setting, new characters, with a intense feeling of longing with the main characters. It made you excited for the cliffhanger of Payton running for Senator because it signaled a sense of normalcy and anticipation for what was going to happen. Season 2 didn't really do that, with everyone getting the ending they want, everyone in a pretty good place. When Judith Light offers Payton the Vice Presidency, even though that was his entire arc in Season 1, I thought "Why does he want it?". He's completely happy with his wife and son, his position, the insane amount of progress he's made in his district. I honestly don't know how they're going to continue this to Season 3.

That said, I'd still recommend it. I laughed out loud at the jokes. As usual with Ryan Murphy shows, the costume design and color palette is gorgeous, and the cast still has great chemistry and the new characters fit in immediately (again, Bette Midler is probably my favorite part).

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The politician season 2#8
Posted: 6/29/20 at 3:17pm
Just something I was thinking about, but are both seasons of the show eligible for this years Emmy awards?
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The politician season 2#9
Posted: 6/29/20 at 4:28pm

I think Platt is a wonderful singer but as an actor he needs more training. Some of his scene work rings false to me. I like the idea of the series and the elements of politics it pokes fun at. I would say that Paltrow has the best handle on things.
 

What I find interesting is how some of the newer series that take place in the past (Perry Mason, Penny Dreadful) have direct parallels to what is going on today.

I would recommend Bully. Coward. Victim. On HBO....a documentary on a Roy Cohn...the most interring aspect being his influence on Donald Trump.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The politician season 2#10
Posted: 6/29/20 at 7:14pm

Call_me_jorge said: "Just something I was thinking about, but are both seasons of the show eligible for this years Emmy awards?"

This year’s cutoff date was May 31st, so only the first season will be eligible.

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The politician season 2#11
Posted: 6/30/20 at 9:37am

SmoothLover said: "I think Platt is a wonderful singer but as an actor he needs more training. Some of his scene work rings false to me. I like the idea of the series and the elements ofpolitics it pokes fun at. I would say that Paltrow has the best handle on things."

I would say his acting was better in Season 1, where he had more of an arc. This season was more about his campaign team and his opponents. Platt's still the star, but he doesn't get as much opportunity to shine. This season felt much more like an ensemble piece.











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The politician season 2#12
Posted: 7/4/20 at 2:29pm

His character was a bit cold so some of the stiffness in his acting worked but I felt at times Platt was out of his league when engaged in scenes with more seasoned performers. He just needs to keep studying with a well renowned coach.