August 14, 2019 at 5:51 am #1203023272
I gave up on this show after the musical episode it was not good.August 14, 2019 at 6:51 am #1203023335
This was the definition of “filler episode,” but I enjoyed it regardless. The focus on the ladies was refreshing for a change, and it was nice to see MJ Rodriguez get a showcase like this. Hopefully this is the last of Patti LuPone. She served her villainess purposes for what they were, and now it’s time to move on from that. Looking forward to an explosive season finale next week and another great performance from Billy Porter, who was sadly missed tonight.August 20, 2019 at 10:55 am #1203031875
Episode Title: “In My Heels”
Synopsis: After a medical set back, Blanca struggles to reassemble the House of Evangelista; Pray Tell confronts old traumas when an exciting new category is proposed; Season Finale.
Discuss.August 21, 2019 at 11:12 am #1203033555
Middling finale. I didn’t buy for a second that 8 or 9 months had passed since Praytell and Blanca spoke, or seemingly no one interacted with Bianca or had attended the balls in that time frame. It reminds me of the series finale of “Will & Grace” (the first one lol) where the audience was led to believe that 20 years had passed since Will & Grace spoke after an argument, and their college-aged kids would inevitably bring them back together. Don’t half-ass a time jump, calling all writers! Another strong showcase for MJ Rodriguez all the same. The progress made from season 1 to season 2 with her acting is remarkable. I feel like at one point, this was written with series finale in mind. It had a too-pat “all’s well that ends well!” vibe to it that’s not completely earned. Knowing that there’s a season 3 coming, I guess it sets the stage for a few plot points well. Loved Blanca’s Whitney lip-sync at the end, Frederica getting her great comeuppance, and the male MCs getting a chance to see what it’s like to perform and be judged. The acting that had to take place to make people believe that Miss Billy Porter couldn’t wear high heels lol! Sex is in the heel, after all. I’m more invested in seeing how season 1 performs at the Emmys before speculating about season 2. If airing the current season during eligibility did anything for “Pose”‘s win chances, it’ll center around Porter in Lead Actor in a Drama Series. I have him in #1 and will likely keep him there as the category isn’t all that compelling with winners’ narratives. This season peaked with episode four and the brilliant Angelica Ross delivering one of the best performances of the new Emmy cycle. Porter has two viable tapes for next year, and I’d love seeing both MJ Rodriguez and Indya Moore get recognized at some point somewhere. Ross was in too many episodes for guest contention. La LuPone was okay but played Frederica way too broadly. I’d personally pick Trudie Styler instead.August 23, 2019 at 8:39 pm #1203037020
The writing team has officially gotten bat shit crazy.
Respect to Lulu and Elektra’s reaction to the whole mess in the Evangelista house for being the only good thing about this episode.
Banned for making a fake movie posterAugust 24, 2019 at 2:03 pm #1203038030
I think it was a season with up’s and down’s with 6 good episodes and 4 mixed. The goods were ‘Acting Up’ ‘Worth It’ ‘Butterfly/Cocoon’ ‘Never Knew Love Like This Before’ ‘Life’s a Beach’ ‘In My Heels’. I think Butterfly/Cocoon and Life’s a Beach were the best of the best.August 24, 2019 at 2:04 pm #1203038032
And I also think that this episodes with more than 45min (1 hour is an absurd) are very unnecessary for the show.August 24, 2019 at 3:32 pm #1203038129
I enjoyed the finale. Even though Frederica was a wench, it’s interesting how she was all about female entrepreneurship and breaking through a male-dominated field, even though she totally went about it the wrong way.
Angel & Papi: Bleh. The issue I have with these two is that they feel more like siblings than lovers. Angel is very selfish and Papi is every girl’s (or gay guy) dream guy.
Loved Blanca’s Nippy lip-sync. Lip quiver and all!
What the heck happened to her love interest? And it was awkward how she asked Damon about his status 8 months later. They could’ve left that lingering question to just the scene he had with Ricky later on when Ricky asked him about it.
I’m curious to see who Blanca will mother in Season 3. The writers aren’t sure if they are going to bring back the two kids she met at the end.August 24, 2019 at 8:30 pm #1203038443
2×01- Acting Up: A- (MVP: Indya Moore)
2×02- Worth It: A- (MVP: MJ Rodriguez)
2×03- Butterfly/Cocoon: B+ (MVP: Indya Moore)
2×04- Never Knew Love Like This Before: A+ (MVP: Angelica Ross)
2×05- What Would Candy Do?: B+ (MVP: Ryan Jamaal Swain)
2×06- Love’s in Need of Love Today: B- (MVP: Billy Porter)
2×07- Blow: C- (MVP: Dyllon Burnside)
2×08- Revelations: D (MVP: Billy Porter)
2×09- Life’s a Beach: A+ (MVP: Dominique Jackson)
2×10- In My Heels: B+ (MVP: MJ Rodriguez)
Season Grade: B-
Season MVP: MJ Rodriguez
-POTENTIAL EPISODE SUBMISSION
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: MJ Rodriguez (“In My Heels”)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Billy Porter (“Love’s in Need of Love Today”)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Indya Moore (“Butterfly/Coccon”)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Angelica Ross (“Never Knew Love Like This Before”)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Dyllon Burnside (“Blow”)
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Charlayne Woodard (“Revelations”)
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: “Life’s a Beach”
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: “Never Knew Love Like This Before“
This season made choices that I didn’t understand. I wasn’t a fan of putting Angel and Papi together but it ended up making sense. The scenes Ricky and Pray had together were some of the worst in the entire series.
It’s pretty weird how many storylines they dropped throughout the season. They dropped Adrian, they dropped the show Ricky and Damon did together, they dropped Elektra’s dead client, etc. Also, The whole Frederica/Blanca feud was poorly constructed and had way too many plot holes.
The acting nominations that would be the most deserved are Angelica Ross and Charlayne Woodard
Banned for making a fake movie posterAugust 25, 2019 at 8:05 pm #1203039691
The thing with Elektra’s client is that it’s based on a real life situation. The body wasn’t found til after the real life trans girl passed on.
As for the TV show with Ricky and Damon, it was a pilot. They just didn’t mention whether it got picked up or not. It would appear the answer is no.August 29, 2019 at 12:40 pm #1203046664
Congratulations to Mj Rodriguez for winning Best Actress at the Imagen Awards. So happy for her…Enjoyed Season Two……Can’t wait for Season Three.August 29, 2019 at 9:51 pm #1203047939
It really turned out to be a great season overall, with some exceptional episodes! I really loved the time era in which they explored. Id’ imagine the next season will take them into the early late 90’s/early 2000’s?August 30, 2019 at 4:54 pm #1203049528
Ryan Murphy has mentioned in interviews that the show will likely end in 1996 with a breakthrough in AIDS treatments. Co-creator Steven Canals also reiterated that the year was particularly important and that he envisioned the show might last 5 seasons.
The 2nd season was strong and I would hope will once again be considered for Drama series next year. Porter had a few competitive episode submissions and will also likely return. Hopefully one of the other performers will also be recognized. Mj Rodriguez in particular is noteworthy as Blanca continues to be the heart of the show. Ross, Moore and the rest of the cast also had their shining moments throughout the season.December 13, 2019 at 3:23 pm #1203235312
Finally got round to finishing this season. Rather bizarrely, considering the time it took for me to complete it, I found this season to be a marginal improvement over the first (even if it never hit the highs of Love is the Message). The first 6 episodes followed basically the exact same quality, with two standout episodes in the premiere and Never Knew Love Like This Before surrounded by a bunch of decent but unspectacular instalments. What followed after those however was a final four more consistent than the show has ever been (Revelations, in particular, stood out and is unquestionably the best directed episode since the pilot) and with the ensemble stronger than ever before. Porter should probably be winning the Emmy again if Tobias Menzies isn’t plausible – he’s just so good, infusing every scene with a vibrancy that just isn’t seen on television otherwise. MJ Rodriguez also deserves consideration even in a stacked category. It is a pity that the likes of Patti LuPone and Angelica Ross are guest ineligible because both would have been worthy nominees. The show probably deserves a Series nomination.
Overall: Despite the series finale-esque season finale, I am very much looking forward to the third season of this unique show.
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.