The Politician

  1. Episode 8 Vienna
    The Politician Recap: Slow Down, You Crazy Child An odd, premiere-shaped finale points the way forward for Payton, and for The Politician.
  2. Episode 7 The Assassination of Payton Hobart: Part II
    The Politician Recap: A Very Divisive Figure For a penultimate episode, this hour sure does feel like a finale.
  3. Episode 6 The Assassination of Payton Hobart
    The Politician Recap: Unworthy of Your Love The Politician doing Assassins is very on the nose, but it’s a good kind of on the nose.
  4. Episode 5 The Voter
    The Politician Recap: Swing Shift An episode unlike any other this season is nonetheless the clearest, sharpest version of The Politician to date.
  5. Episode 4 Gone Girl
    The Politician Recap: A Cool Girl Hits the Road Astrid pulls a Gone Girl, and we learn… well, not much, really.
  6. Episode 3 October Surprise
    The Politician Recap: A Mean Campaign Payton’s ruthless side keeps rearing its head, and it’s bad news for Astrid and Skye.
  7. Episode 2 The Harrington Commode
    The Politician Recap: This Won’t Win Over Swing Voters Did they name her Infinity because her story line feels endless?
  8. Episode 1 Pilot
    The Politician Premiere Recap: A Waking Dream Ryan Murphy’s amusing, confusing new Netflix series kicks off by leaning hard on its best talking point: Ben Platt is great.
  1. Episode 5 The Voters
    The Politician Recap: Election Day Where last season’s “The Voter” was a bitter pill, “The Voters” is something else entirely: a call for action and optimism.
  2. Episode 4 Hail Mary
    The Politician Recap: Operation Spicy Lube The election nears, the stakes rise, and the lube, it is spicy.
  3. Episode 3 Cancel Culture
    The Politician Recap: Geronimo Take a shot every time someone says “canceled” in this episode and you’ll have a good time, assuming you’re willing to have a hangover tomorrow.
  4. Episode 2 Conscious Unthroupling
    The Politician Recap: It’s Complicated, and Something’s Gotta Give As Nancy Meyers herself could tell you, it’s not enough to trot out rom-com tropes — you’ve got to back them up with something more.
  5. Episode 1 New York State of Mind
    The Politician Season-Premiere Recap: Shine Brighter Despite the presence of formidable pros like Bette Midler and Judith Light, it’s difficult to see this season premiere as anything but a regression.

The Latest The Politician News

  1. close reads
    What Happened to Ryan Murphy? With a huge Netflix deal and the power to green-light just about anything, he has become the ultimate insider. And his work is suffering.
  2. very short recaps
    Every Absurd Thing Gwyneth Paltrow Does in The Politician Season Two A.K.A. just the good parts of the show.
  3. tv review
    The Politician Can’t Triumph Over Its Own Cynicism The Netflix series’s fundamental emptiness was easier to stomach when it was about high school and not real-world politics.
  4. trailer mix
    The Politician Season 2 Trailer: Bette Midler Is Here Now And Judith Light, too.
  5. coronavirus
    Zoey Deutch’s Quarantine Hobbies: Recovering, Cooking, Crying Over Shallots The Politician and Buffaloed actress contracted COVID-19 before shutdown. That doesn’t mean she missed the internet’s latest food drama.
  6. summer 2020
    The 20 Best and Biggest TV Shows to Watch This Summer Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story, The Good Lord Bird, I May Destroy You, and more worth seeing during the Great Indoor Summer.
  7. golden globes 2020
    Gwyneth Paltrow Makes Sheer, 180-Degree Pivot From Tight Emmys Gown The Goop queen showed off all the goods.
  8. strike a pose
    I Love Judith Light’s Favorite Red-Carpet Pose Wherever she goes, Judith brings the drama, and also her shoulder.
  9. fact check
    Can Ben Platt Actually Run for State Senate in The Politician? The New York State constitution says no.
  10. special effects
    How The Politician Turned Ben Platt Into a Wooden Mannequin It took SFX, woodworking tools, and a 3-D full-body scan.