** This article contains some excerpts for the second season of Politics
If Glee’s characters start a political campaign for a young millionaire together, what will happen? Netflix The Politician, the strongest candidate for the most annoying scripted series on television. (Yes, Netflix counts as television))
There are many ways that this show can hit the really bizarre note, but let’s start with how it glorifies everything wrong with the landscape of modern politics – primarily, the disadvantaged can play a significant role for everyone else. Ben Platt plays Patton Hobart, a young man with an exceptionally wealthy background – he has always dreamed of becoming President of the United States. We are expected to support this aspiration despite the fact that there are characters in complete moral emptiness.
Throughout the series, Payton takes a look at lots of tearful boats to see if he’s a good person, which usually ends with his acknowledgment that he’s not, but he chooses not to do anything about it. Rather, he continues to work hard for personal gain, including child abuse and electoral fraud, but not limited to. Nevertheless, the show portrays him as a general sympathetic and inspirational figure, who dedicates a level of dedication from the campaign team, like his culture.
Speaking of which, his closest political allies are quick-talking social society groups, so their fearless leader focused solely on being elected that they have left no symbol of individuality. The prime example of Payton’s committed (or perhaps brainwashed) girlfriend Alice is passionately admitting to putting her own life behind her to achieve “her dreams”, it has robbed her of any ambition of her own. In a moment of clarity, it seemed as if he could finally free himself from his hands, but alas, he returned the later half episode with a little fairness to duty.
These characters only appear as an extension of Payton, it can be seen as ironic about how politics captures people’s lives, but it doesn’t act this way against the idol sincerely with the show’s guy’s devotion. This creative choice seems to have been born out of a clear fascination with Ben Plate, the show’s creative team was so fascinated that they didn’t seem to fit into the rest of the story with an increased number of musical shoes-horns to perform.
Like Murphy’s other Netflix series, the alternative history drama Hollywood, The Politician, looks at the world through rose-colored glasses and lacks any meaningful sting in doing so. The show acknowledges that politicians often return ideas based on what they believe will get them votes, but tries to spin in a positive way. Similarly the attempt to explore the rise of the leaders of the people is tragically shallow, extending to the half-baked subplot where Gwyneth Paltrow has essentially achieved world peace.
It is no coincidence that the only interesting episode of the second season of Politics draws attention from the lead actor on behalf of an ordinary mother and daughter living in New York City, who are at odds with their opposite views. A similar chapter in the first season simply called voters stupid through the joke of excessive masturbation, a more thoughtful attempt that actually does a decent job of examining the division of generations.
It was somewhat surprising that the politician was made, let alone that it was renewed for a second season. A television series that champion the efforts of arrogant millionaires as they bulldoze on their way to politics is absolutely deaf-mute in our current landscape that it is the belief of begging. One guesses that the producers were trying to mock it before they fell in love with the lead actor. As it stands, Netflix has the only joke to make this mess. Twice.
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