Series Review: Pose, Season Two (Netflix)
Series Blurb (Vulture):
Pose is a joyous series about giving love and staying fabulous no matter what life throws at you, and while the inhabitants of the House of Evangelista are a hardy bunch, the era still tests their resolve. The series’s second season is set two years after the end of season one, which covered 1987–88, and the elapsed time has made the marginalized characters’ world even more dangerous.
Our beloved LGBTQIA characters are back for another season, and they show great charisma, talent, and perseverance as the world around them continues to be a dangerous place.
Though not every plot point was a favorite, the situations our characters find themselves in felt fresh and inspired.
Throughout the season is a great sense of community, love, and acceptance that ties the plot and characters together, cementing flow.
After watching season one of Pose, when I saw that Netflix was making season two available, I marked the date on my calendar. Not too many shows inspire me like this one did, and we honestly need more amazing transcendental shows like this one for the LGBTQIA community.
Continuing two years from where we left off, this season didn’t disappoint.
Our beloved characters return in the world of the early 90’s, where a whole new set of challenges await them. The AIDS epidemic is in full swing, and its all our characters can take to hold on to each other for comfort in this insanely difficult time.
Blanca, Elektra, Angel, and the rest of the cast have their own arcs that tackle a number of social issues that we still deal with today, and I was there. For. It! Blanca continues to be my favorite character and is the heart of house Evangelista, but I personally enjoyed Elektra and Angel’s progression as well.
The plot is simple in concept like last time but is so much deeper than what we see on the surface. Our characters simply want to live their lives and make something of themselves, but with prejudice and stigma towards their community, it definitely takes a village just to break even.
Though this season wasn’t perfect (what is perfect, anyways?), season two of Pose was a great follow up to the first season filled with hardship, resiliency, and inspiration for the future.
Even better, the third season has already been confirmed!
That’s it for this series review. How about you? Have you seen this one?
Did you enjoy it? Love it, hate it? Feel free to comment, and have a great day!
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