The Politician: Season 2

The Politician: Season 2

The Politician: Season 2

Returning to the role that earned him a Golden Globe nomination, Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect) continues his run as wannabe US President Payton Hobart squaring off against a New York Senator (Judith Light, Transparent) and her brutal associate (the great Bette Midler). Zoey Deutch (Zombieland) and Lucy Boynton (Sing Street) also return.

2020USA
Comedy

Streaming (1 Provider)

Reviews & comments

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The second season of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan's Netflix comedy is a hollow and perplexingly stale glimpse into American politics.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

These episodes are so short and move so rapidly it’s clear they’ve been edited down to the bare minimum to constitute a story. They’re designed to keep you from thinking too hard about anything that happens.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

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.

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Midler plays Hadassah Gold, loyal chief of staff to Senator Dede Standish, who is played by Judith Light. The pair don’t so much steal the show as turn it into their own personal heist movie. Unfortunately, they’re not on screen all the time, and we’re stuck with the rest of Murphy’s characters.

3.0
Collider

Collider

press

While at times the second season is quite watchable — 90 percent of the time thanks to its cast — the show doesn’t really know what it wants to say about, well, anything.

Independent

Independent

press

After his revisionist history Hollywood was met with a lukewarm reception, it’s good to see Ryan Murphy back at what he does best, garish colours, obnoxious characters, power suits and all.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The second season of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan's Netflix comedy is a hollow and perplexingly stale glimpse into American politics.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

These episodes are so short and move so rapidly it’s clear they’ve been edited down to the bare minimum to constitute a story. They’re designed to keep you from thinking too hard about anything that happens.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

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.

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Midler plays Hadassah Gold, loyal chief of staff to Senator Dede Standish, who is played by Judith Light. The pair don’t so much steal the show as turn it into their own personal heist movie. Unfortunately, they’re not on screen all the time, and we’re stuck with the rest of Murphy’s characters.

3.0
Collider

Collider

press

While at times the second season is quite watchable — 90 percent of the time thanks to its cast — the show doesn’t really know what it wants to say about, well, anything.

Independent

Independent

press

After his revisionist history Hollywood was met with a lukewarm reception, it’s good to see Ryan Murphy back at what he does best, garish colours, obnoxious characters, power suits and all.

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