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      Season 2 – The Politician

      2020 Comedy TRAILER for The Politician: Season 2 Trailer List
      43% 21 Reviews Tomatometer 75% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Wealthy high school student Payton Hobart has known since he was 7 years old that he is going to be the president of the United States. The first step toward that goal is to become his school's student body president. To do that, he will have to navigate the treacherous political landscape of Saint Sebastian High School. Hobart feels he needs to win the election to secure his spot at Harvard and continue on his projected path to success. To achieve his goals, he'll have to outsmart his ruthless classmates without sacrificing his own morality and -- most importantly -- carefully crafted public image. Read More Read Less

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      Shallow and messy, but not in a fun way, The Politician's second term expands its political horizons but doesn't seem to know what to do with them.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Jun 19, 2020 New York State of Mind Payton goes to Georgina for help as he debates using his political opponent's love life to score points. Details Episode 2 Aired Jun 19, 2020 Conscious Unthroupling Astrid pumps Payton for details about their dalliance; Hadassah hatches a plot to cover up for Dede; McAfee seeks a healthier work-life balance. Details Episode 3 Aired Jun 19, 2020 Cancel Culture Payton suffers a credibility crisis over a compromising photograph and scrambles to save his campaign. Details Episode 4 Aired Jun 19, 2020 Hail Mary McAfee's sleuthing uncovers an explosive secret; Payton's affairs turn fruitful; Georgina's link to Tino proves problematic. Details Episode 5 Aired Jun 19, 2020 The Voters On Election Day, a woman and her daughter argue over whether to vote for Payton or Dede, motiviating each to spend time with their chosen candidate. Details Episode 6 Aired Jun 19, 2020 What's in the Box? Due to a ballot-box twist, Payton arrives at a moral and ethical crossroads that may define the rest of his political career -- and his life. Details Episode 7 Aired Jun 19, 2020 Election Day With the senate race up for grabs, Payton and Dede gird themselves for an unconventional showdown, but a last-minute decision changes everything. Details Next
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      Previous Melanie McFarland Salon.com 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. Jun 25, 2020 Full Review Kathryn VanArendonk New York Magazine/Vulture 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. Jun 23, 2020 Full Review Isobel Lewis Independent (UK) It's good to see Ryan Murphy back at what he does best, garish colours, obnoxious characters, power suits and all. 4/5 Jun 22, 2020 Full Review Federica Bocco The Tempest I don’t think The Politician necessarily set out to be an eye-opening show shedding light on the state of American politics for all viewers — if that were the actual aim, it’s way too on the nose of Murphy — but I hope it does. B- Aug 29, 2022 Full Review Hannah Mylrea NME (New Musical Express) With only nine months between seasons, the show could probably have benefited from an extended pre-production phase. It's not a Brexit-level political catastrophe, but it's certainly a ropey second term. 3/5 Jul 8, 2021 Full Review Zehra Phelan 2 Minute Telly A dysfunctional and tediously lazy and repetitive follow-up. 6/10 Jul 8, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous devin w its pretty good. ben platt is greAT Rated 4 out of 5 stars 08/04/23 Full Review kamar e i want a season 3.. come one!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/04/23 Full Review Jairojoel v The politician , is people that wants power and like any other generation who always that person wanted power Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/17/23 Full Review I like this show. I want season 3. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/31/23 Full Review Audience Member the life lessons are so on point.. the speeches are so heartwarming, they made you understand the basics of every word Payton said, the journey he has been through, and the things he learned made him a better greater person. my fav was eps 6. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Tiago S Nessa última temporada os clichês para agradar o público jovem é evidente, mais uma vez várias histórias quase fazem manchar a imagem do personagem que vai finalmente entrar na política, como a questão da apropriação cultural no qual aparece ele usando uma cocar de índio, e isso retrata na série como se fosse uma grande insulto, enfim pode se perceber que quem vota hoje talvez em grande parte se preocupa com coisas que não se tem grande relevância, e a série é a cara disso. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/02/22 Full Review Read all reviews Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk
      Network
      Netflix
      Rating
      TV-14
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Jun 19, 2020
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