The Politician: Season 2

The Politician: Season 2

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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

Episodes

EPISODE 2.1

New York State of Mind

Frustrated with his polling numbers, Payton goes to Georgina for... More help as he weighs using his opponent's hush-hush love life to score political points.

EPISODE 2.2

Conscious Unthroupling

As Astrid pumps Payton for details about their long-ago dalliance,... More Hadassah hatches a cover-up for Dede, and McAfee seeks a healthier work-life balance.

EPISODE 2.3

Cancel Culture

Payton scrambles to salvage his campaign when he suffers a... More credibility crisis over a compromising photo and his commitment to fixing climate change.

EPISODE 2.4

Hail Mary

McAfee's prurient sleuthing uncovers an explosive secret, Payton's tangled affairs... More turn fruitful, and Georgina's link to Tino proves problematic.

EPISODE 2.5

The Voters

On Election Day, a mother and daughter argue over whether... More Payton or Dede is the better pick, motivating each to spend time with her chosen candidate.

EPISODE 2.6

What's in the Box?

A shocking ballot-box twist positions Payton at a moral and... More ethical crossroads that could define the rest of his political career — and life.

EPISODE 2.7

Election Day

With the senate race up for grabs, Payton and Dede... More prepare for an unconventional showdown, but a last-minute decision suddenly changes everything.

The Politician: Season 2 | Reviews

38%21 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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IndieWire

IndieWire

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.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

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.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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.

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Collider

Collider

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.

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Independent

Independent

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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The Politician: Season 2 | Release Details

The Politician: Season 2 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Netflix.