894 votes
The Politician

The Politician

Netflix 2019

Payton has known since childhood that he's going to be president. First he'll have to navigate the most treacherous political landscape: high school.

Warning: the following content contains spoilers!

The 10 Best Episodes of The Politician

The Politician - S1E8

#1 - Vienna (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Payton reevaluates his life after a reckoning, but when a window of opportunity opens, he grapples with a big decision about his political aspirations.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 213 votes.

The Politician - S2E7

#2 - Election Day (Season 2 - Episode 7)

With the senate race up for grabs, Payton and Dede prepare for an unconventional showdown, but a last-minute decision suddenly changes everything.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 139 votes.

The Politician - S1E7

#3 - The Assassination of Payton Hobart: Part 2 (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Payton faces his darkest hour and the fight of his life as transgressions are revealed, backs stabbed and confessions made.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 201 votes.

The Politician - S2E5

#4 - The Voters (Season 2 - Episode 5)

On Election Day, a mother and daughter argue over whether Payton or Dede is the better pick, motivating each to spend time with her chosen candidate.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 139 votes.

The Politician - S1E6

#5 - The Assassination of Payton Hobart (Season 1 - Episode 6)

As Payton confronts hard truths about his ambition following an election day bombshell, he reconnects with a former ally -- and becomes a target.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 199 votes.

The Politician - S2E4

#6 - Hail Mary (Season 2 - Episode 4)

McAfee's prurient sleuthing uncovers an explosive secret, Payton's tangled affairs turn fruitful, and Georgina's link to Tino proves problematic.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 128 votes.

The Politician - S2E3

#7 - Cancel Culture (Season 2 - Episode 3)

Payton scrambles to salvage his campaign when he suffers a credibility crisis over a compromising photo and his commitment to fixing climate change.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 136 votes.

The Politician - S1E3

#8 - October Surprise (Season 1 - Episode 3)

While Payton plays hardball with Harvard admissions, shocking betrayals and a scandalous videotape take the election to a new level of ruthlessness.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 234 votes.

The Politician - S2E1

#9 - New York State of Mind (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Frustrated with his polling numbers, Payton goes to Georgina for help as he weighs using his opponent's hush-hush love life to score political points.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 155 votes.

The Politician - S1E2

#10 - The Harrington Commode (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Amid escalating concerns about his vice presidential pick, Payton gets plunged into a family crisis that stokes long-seething resentments.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 253 votes.

The Politician - S2E2
#11 - Conscious Unthroupling
Season 2 - Episode 2

As Astrid pumps Payton for details about their long-ago dalliance, Hadassah hatches a cover-up for Dede, and McAfee seeks a healthier work-life balance.

The episode was rated from 141 votes.
The Politician - S1E1
#12 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1

After a charismatic candidate joins the race for student body president, Payton searches for a running mate who will make him seem more authentic.

The episode was rated from 335 votes.
The Politician - S2E6
#13 - What's in the Box?
Season 2 - Episode 6

A shocking ballot-box twist positions Payton at a moral and ethical crossroads that could define the rest of his political career β€” and life.

The episode was rated from 129 votes.
The Politician - S1E4
#14 - Gone Girl
Season 1 - Episode 4

With the election just days away, Payton faces tough questions about just how far he's willing to go to defeat his opponent.

The episode was rated from 220 votes.
The Politician - S1E5
#15 - The Voter
Season 1 - Episode 5

Payton makes an eleventh-hour push to lock down the school's undecided voters, including one student who has other things on his mind besides politics.

The episode was rated from 224 votes.

Last updated: sep 06, 2022



Interesting show. Ben Platt and Zoey Deutch are so good! But everyone is LGBTQ+? Exaggerated ratio here, and this turns the show a little one-dimensional.


This is sooooo goood!!! It touches on mental health issues, gun control, parenting etc. It's moving and catchy and funny! I absolutely loved every minute of it!


Very fun watch. Over the top drama that works as long as you're willing to suspend your disbelief. They try to shoehorn in Ben Platt's musical talent in a few places in ways that don't seem natural, but that's really my only complaint. Hope it continues on to season 2, because the finale promises another great arc.


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