Kittens, Ryan Murphy’s big dumb campfest of a show is coming back for a second season. No, not that one! The other one!
Payton Hobart (Ben Platt) fights to unseat Dede Standish (Judith Light) in the New York State Senate race. As a long-time incumbent and greatly admired Senate Majority Leader with no-nonsense Chief of Staff, Hadassah Gold (Bette Midler) at her side, Dede’s re-election was supposed to be easy, but Payton – who sees this as the next step on his path to the Presidency – must decide what kind of politician he ultimately wants to be in order to succeed, even if that means exposing secrets, lies, and a throuple. Meanwhile, his mother, Georgina Hobart (Gwyneth Paltrow), makes a momentous decision that threatens to upstage him and everything he’s hoping to accomplish. But if Payton wants to rise above petty politics and succeed without compromising his character, he must find his voice and strengthen his political message to inspire and excite the voters. Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan, “The Politician” offers a comedic and satirical glimpse into just what it takes to be a politician.
“The Politician” Season 2 returns to Netflix Friday, June 19th.
Personally? We kind of hated the first season. Actually, that’s a bit of a lie. Lorenzo suffered through the whole thing, teeth gritted, admitting in the end that it had a few worthy Murphy-esque moments. Tom suffered through about 3 episodes before turning it off and vowing never to return. Your mileage may vary!
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