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The Politician: Season 2 (2020)




Critic Consensus: 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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Double crosses, a three-way relationship and a single-issue candidate add up to a mud-flinging race for State Senate that Payton will do anything to win.


Zoey Deutch
as Infinity Jackson
Lucy Boynton
as Astrid Sloan
Ben Platt
as Payton Hobart
Gwyneth Paltrow
as Georgina Hobart
Jessica Lange
as Dusty Jackson
David Corenswet
as River Barkley
Julia Schlaepfer
as Alice Charles
Rahne Jones
as Skye Leighton
Bob Balaban
as Keaton Hobart
Ryan J. Haddad
as Andrew Cashman
Natasha Ofili
as Principal Vaughn
Dylan McDermott
as Theo Sloan
January Jones
as Lizbeth Sloan
Teddy Sears
as William
Eric Nenninger
as Detective
Carrie Gibson
as Waitress
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Critic Reviews for The Politician: Season 2

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (6)

The speed at which these seven episodes fly by isn't a credit to efficiency; it's a signal that even those making the show have stopped caring about it.

June 22, 2020 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

A dysfunctional and tediously lazy and repetitive follow-up.

July 8, 2020 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

The tone is different in Season 2, focusing on plot rather than satire, so a bit messier. But Ben Platt is one of the exciting performers of our era, & its still a solid ride.

July 3, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Broadway darling Platt is still a worthy lead in his second term, one whom you can always depend on for a voracious performance.

July 2, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I didn't hate it, but I didn't like it, either. It's like most of Ryan Murphy's projects: A lot of insanely fun ingredients (Judith Light! Bette Middler! Zoey Deutch!), but there's always too much sugar and never enough flour and eggs.

June 29, 2020 | Full Review…

To some, this social commentary/call to arms will seem preachy - Zoey Deutch's glamorous take on Greta Thunberg is especially heavy-handed - but it injects the show with a much-needed dose of vim.

June 19, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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