The Politician: Season 1

The Politician: Season 1

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Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect) scored himself a Golden Globe nomination as wannabe US President Payton Hobart in this Netflix comedy series, navigating the rough seas of high school politics as he starts his journey to The White House. Co-stars Zoey Deutch (Zombieland) and Lucy Boynton (Sing Street).

2019USA
Comedy

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Pilot

After a charismatic candidate joins the race for student body... More president, Payton searches for a running mate who will make him seem more authentic.

EPISODE 1.2

The Harrington Commode

Amid escalating concerns about his vice presidential pick, Payton gets... More plunged into a family crisis that stokes long-seething resentments.

EPISODE 1.3

October Surprise

While Payton plays hardball with Harvard admissions, shocking betrayals and... More a scandalous videotape take the election to a new level of ruthlessness.

EPISODE 1.4

Gone Girl

With the election just days away, Payton faces tough questions... More about just how far he's willing to go to defeat his opponent.

EPISODE 1.5

The Voter

Payton makes an eleventh-hour push to lock down the school's... More undecided voters, including one student who has other things on his mind besides politics.

EPISODE 1.6

The Assassination of Payton Hobart

As Payton confronts hard truths about his ambition following an... More election day bombshell, he reconnects with a former ally -- and becomes a target.

EPISODE 1.7

The Assassination of Payton Hobart: Part 2

Payton faces his darkest hour and the fight of his... More life as transgressions are revealed, backs stabbed and confessions made.

EPISODE 1.8

Vienna

Payton reevaluates his life after a reckoning, but when a... More window of opportunity opens, he grapples with a big decision about his political aspirations.

The Politician: Season 1 | Reviews

58%92 reviews

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The Politician prompts us to interrogate our own reaction to Payton’s charisma, and consider the possibility that we’re being duped—a dynamic made possible by Platt’s performance.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Politics in the era of spin would seem like fertile ground for social commentary by a TV creator who has never shied away from such a thing … until now. “The Politician” feels surprisingly toothless at times.

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The Politician: Season 1 | Release Details

The Politician: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Netflix.