July 13, 2019 at 3:23 pm #1202973938
I would say that the fact you choked up with Candy and her parents (who were never explored) shows that it was all earned. All the other characters we knew, but we never knew her parents, and they delivered big time. Given how Six Feet Under was praised for doing this, I’m going to say that Pose did an excellent job in the context of their show.
The acting really carried the sequence with the parents through, especially Candy’s mother. I didn’t buy it as much with the others, which is where my comment’s context comes from. Candy was in this odd state of mind where she was sassy and forgiving at the same time with those closest to her, many of whom didn’t have a kind word for her when she was alive. Part of me would have cut all of those sequences out as the hard reality of death with no closure. No do-overs. But we’d miss the sentimental sequence with the parents, so it’s a mixed bag.July 13, 2019 at 4:43 pm #1202973994
Definitely an Emmy worthy episode. Such a tear jerker.July 16, 2019 at 3:40 pm #1202979674
6 EMMY NOMINATIONS! Congratulations!
Pose’s Billy Porter Just Made Emmys History
By Malcolm Venable | Jul 16, 2019 3:54 PM EDT
Pose, FX’s groundbreaking series about the New York City ballroom community, got nominated for six Emmys on Tuesday, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Billy Porter.
Porter’s nomination brings him closer to achieving mythical EGOT status: He has a Best Lead Actor for Kinky Boots and a Best Musical Theater Grammy for that same show. He’s also the only openly gay black man nominated for the Best Lead Actor in Drama in Emmy history. Via an emailed statement, Porter said of his historic Emmy nomination, “The Category Is: Speechless! I’m so grateful to have lived long enough to see this day. POSE speaks a truth that has to power to transform hearts and minds. I’m honored and humbled to be counted in the number.”
Pose also snatched additional nominations for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series, Outstanding Period Costumes, Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single Camera Series, and Outstanding Makeup for Single Camera Series (Non-prosthetic).
The second season glow isn’t surprising when you consider Pose’s immensely successful first season, which garnered critical praise, instant fan love and a number of awards nominations (including two Golden Globe nominations, Best Drama and Best Actor for Porter).
Pose’s nominations put the series in the ring against some hard-to-beat contenders, including Game of Thrones, Killing Eve, and This Is Us. But its presence among the nominees is a landmark moment, not just because of the show’s unique blend of drama, music, and hilarity, but also because of the POV of its stars and behind the scenes team.
Pose puts LGBTQ people of color up front — a demographic that’s not exactly overrepresented in the body that votes on the Emmys — and has hired the largest number of trans people on and off camera ever. The cast and crew have seen previously closed doors open: Billy Porter has become a mainstream darling; Pose producer Janet Mock has become a director; Indya Moore, an Afro-Latina trans woman, has been on the cover of magazines and modeled for Louis Vuitton, and Angelica Ross, who recently departed the series, has joined American Horror Story: 1984.
Pose’s nominations signal forces of change afoot: they are proof that truly inclusive storytelling isn’t a fad, and can appeal to mainstream audiences and be hugely successful too.
Season 2 of Pose airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on FX.July 16, 2019 at 3:42 pm #1202979684
Episode Title: “What Would Candy Do?”
Synopsis: Competition gets the best of Damon and Ricky as they both audition for a spot on Madonna’s Blonde Ambition tour.
Discuss.July 16, 2019 at 3:52 pm #1202979719
This should be a really good. I can’t wait to see the rivalry between Damon and Ricky.July 16, 2019 at 4:22 pm #1202979784
I am so happy for Billy Porter..He is such a powerful actor..He has had me in tears many timesJuly 16, 2019 at 6:38 pm #1202980000
So happy for Pose. Next year they should LEAD those damn awards.July 16, 2019 at 7:15 pm #1202980103
Last week episode was powerful. The lipsync scene…I cried so much.July 17, 2019 at 11:59 am #1202981656
This was a nice cooling-off episode after last week’s explosive game-changer. Not too interested in Damon/Ricky romance shenanigans, but I was genuinely invested in the Madonna angle with the Blond Ambition tour auditions. Having one of them make it would have been compelling if done correctly, even if it might have sidelined one of them. The show is best when it deals with the adults anyways. Very little of Billy Porter, but next week’s episode looks like it more than makes up for that. EMMYBAIT TAPE COMING! You’ve been warned. Also, don’t bank on that “Solid Gold 90” reboot anytime soon, fellas lol.July 18, 2019 at 8:13 pm #1202984247
Indya Moore is SO GOOD in the first episode of S2! I love her relationship with Papi.
“The best way to make someone feel small, is to not say anything to them at all” —>clicks ignore buttonJuly 18, 2019 at 10:53 pm #1202984460
Season 2, outside of episode 2, is absolutely great.July 19, 2019 at 10:20 am #1202985296
This was a nice cooling-off episode after last week’s explosive game-changer. Not too interested in Damon/Ricky romance shenanigans, but I was genuinely invested in the Madonna angle with the Blond Ambition tour auditions. Having one of them make it would have been compelling if done correctly, even if it might have sidelined one of them. The show is best when it deals with the adults anyways. Very little of Billy Porter, but next week’s episode looks like it more than makes up for that. EMMYBAIT TAPE COMING! You’ve been warned. Also, don’t bank on that “Solid Gold 90” reboot anytime soon, fellas lol.
I wanted to like this episode, but it was just a snooze for me. I like Damon/Ricky, but in doses. This would have been a nice B/C storyline in an episode. To me, the writing let them down, although it started nice. But the Elektra parts seemed forced and way too over the top (even for her yes) when the hammer was brought in. Also, Blanca was able to just talk her out of it without threatening to bring up what happened to that guy? It all seemed very CW soapy to me. Also, too little Pray Tell, no. At least next week seems back to normal.July 22, 2019 at 5:31 pm #1202990727
Miss Patti LuPone will be back in the next episode…I love herJuly 23, 2019 at 6:53 am #1202991355
Episode Title: “Love’s in Need of Love Today”
Synopsis: After falling ill while organizing his annual AIDS Cabaret, Praytell lands in the hospital leading to a series of unexpected visitors.
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