8.8
1,147 votes
Pose

Pose

FX 2018

A dance musical that explores the juxtaposition of several segments of 1980s life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Pose

Pose - S1E8

#1 - Mother of The Year (Season 1 - Episode 8)

The ultimate showdown takes places at the Princess Ball, when the House of Evangelista battles against the House of Ferocity and Mother of the Year is decided.

The episode was rated 8.94 from 267 votes.

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Pose - S2E10

#2 - In My Heels (Season 2 - Episode 10)

After a medical set back, Blanca struggles to reassemble the House of Evangelista. Meanwhile, Pray Tell confronts old traumas when an exciting new category is proposed.

The episode was rated 8.72 from 228 votes.

Pose - S2E1

#3 - Acting Up (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Convinced Madonna's "Vogue" will lead to mainstream acceptance, Blanca encourages the House of Evangelista to follow their dreams despite putting her own on the backburner. Meanwhile, Pray Tell joins an activist organization fighting for the rights of HIV positive people.

The episode was rated 8.53 from 278 votes.

Pose - S1E1

#4 - Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)

In 1987 New York, Blanca Rodriguez pursues her dream of becoming a house mother after receiving a devastating medical diagnosis. Alongside the members of her newly formed House of Evangelista, Blanca competes in the House Ballroom scene against her former mother and recent rival, Elektra Abundance. Meanwhile, Damon Richards moves to New York City with aspirations of joining a dance company.

The episode was rated 8.52 from 367 votes.

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Pose - S1E6

#5 - Love is the Message (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Pray Tell organizes a cabaret for the AIDS ward at a local hospital.

The episode was rated 8.51 from 256 votes.

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#6 - Giving and Receiving (Season 1 - Episode 3)

The House of Evangelista celebrates the holidays and prepares for the Snow Ball in spite of Angel’s lack of holiday spirit. Elektra contemplates undergoing an affirming medical procedure.

The episode was rated 8.50 from 277 votes.

Pose - S2E4

#7 - Never Knew Love Like This Before (Season 2 - Episode 4)

The Ballroom community is shaken to its core when a valued member is brutally attacked.

The episode was rated 8.50 from 268 votes.

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Pose - S2E8

#8 - Revelations (Season 2 - Episode 8)

Relationships are irreparably damaged when Damon reveals the secrets others have been hiding.

The episode was rated 8.42 from 212 votes.

Pose - S2E9

#9 - Life's A Beach (Season 2 - Episode 9)

With Blanca reeling from an unexpected loss, Elektra organizes a girls trip to the shore.

The episode was rated 8.40 from 226 votes.

Pose - S1E4

#10 - The Fever (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Candy's insecurities about her appearance are heightened when she is criticized at a ball. Blanca worries when Damon and Ricky have a medical scare that threatens to tear them apart.

The episode was rated 8.40 from 261 votes.

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Pose - S1E5
#11 - Mother's Day
8.40
Season 1 - Episode 5

Blanca is forced to reconnect with her estranged siblings after the death of her mother.

The episode was rated from 261 votes.
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#12 - Worth It
8.39
Season 2 - Episode 2

Determined to be an example to her children, Blanca launches a business venture with unexpected results. Meanwhile, Ricky’s travels have unpredicted consequences for his relationship with Damon, and Elektra shocks the ballroom community with a bold move.

The episode was rated from 261 votes.
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#13 - Access
8.38
Season 1 - Episode 2

Blanca is denied access to a popular bar leading to a purposeful feud. Meanwhile, inexperienced Damon learns the truth about love and sex when he is asked on a date.

The episode was rated from 288 votes.
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#14 - Butterfly/Cocoon
8.33
Season 2 - Episode 3

A fatal mishap with a client leads Elektra to seek out the counsel of Blanca and Candy. Meanwhile, moving from friends to lovers proves to be a challenge for Angel and Lil Papi.

The episode was rated from 259 votes.
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#15 - Pink Slip
8.22
Season 1 - Episode 7

Blanca makes a startling revelation about Lil Papi that changes the House of Evangelista forever. Meanwhile, Elektra rethinks her means of survival when the House of Abundance is evicted from their apartment.

The episode was rated from 242 votes.
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#16 - Blow
8.05
Season 2 - Episode 7

The House of Evangelista plan a large prank to antagonize Frederica. Meanwhile, Angel is introduced to the unsavory side of modeling.

The episode was rated from 214 votes.
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#17 - What Would Candy Do?
7.93
Season 2 - Episode 5

Competition gets the best of Damon and Ricky as they audition for a spot on Madonna’s Blonde Ambition tour.

The episode was rated from 231 votes.
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Pose - S2E6
#18 - Love's in Need of Love Today
7.57
Season 2 - Episode 6

After falling ill while organizing his annual AIDS Cabaret, PrayTell lands in the hospital leading to a series of unexpected visitors.

The episode was rated from 226 votes.

Last updated: nov 28, 2022

Comments

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10, 10, 10, 10's across the board.

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I can only think of a handful of TV shows that have BLOWN ME OUT like this every damn week. Definitely the best TV show to premiere this year so far, and i'm so glad it was already renewed for a Season 2! I still feel like people are sleeping on Pose. Wake the hell up everybody! Great themes, great dialogues and show-stopping acting. Give Dominique Jackson and MJ Rodriguez all the Emmys they deserve.

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Not as immaculately crafted as Ryan Murphy's true-story series like ACS or Feud, and sometimes rough around the edges (contrived melodramatic plot turns, a few instances of performances, etc.) but it may be his most full-hearted series yet, which counts for a lot. The LGBTQ+ (especially trans) representation in front of and behind the camera is really felt, as it invests a lot of standard story beats with authenticity and insight, making them feel new in the moments again. What can run the risk of going into misery if told through outsider eyes becomes more about living in a harsh world with joy and love instead.

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