The Politician (2019) - Comedy

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Payton Hobart, a student from Santa Barbara, has known since age seven that he's going to be President of the United States. But first he'll have to navigate the most treacherous political landscape of all: Saint Sebastian High School.

IMDB: 7.2
Stars: Ben Platt, Zoey Deutch
Length: N/A Minutes
PG Rating: TV-14
Reviews: 17 out of 114 found boring (14.91%)

One-line Reviews (47)

It's mostly a lot of spit balling, no plot, and some loose characterizations, and just adding scenes or looks they think are cool.

Entertaining & easy to binge, 7.5/10 .

Unexpected .

The casting alone is enough to give this show a high rating but the exciting storyline and the off the wall references put it above any other show out there at the moment.

The result is very entertaining and very unique series.

Don't take the show so seriously if you watch it and If I were you, go into the show knowing that you're in for an over the top, fast paced show that actually has something to say.

While i was browsing netflix 'the politician ' popped up n binged through the whole season..its brilliant ,witty ,gripping screen play, every scene very well crafted n thoroughly entertaining..amazing cast...

I'm a bit bored of it and wish he'd take some different approaches.

The dialogue/plot is a bit farfetched at times, but who cares, it's entertaining as hell.

This could've been so good a over the top political satire set in a high school, the problem here is that it does nothing with the over the topness, the jokes are for dummys and pretty bland most of the time, its failing at the only thing it tried.

The season was stupid altogether and a pretty big waste of time.

It was so good and interesting in the middle and than it started to get more trashy, boring, and having too many plots and stories all in one.

Why do we care to watch a cartoonish amoral super rich spoiled sort of self-loathing gay punk's attempt to become president eventually by screwing over all the other characters in his super rich high school and these people are all spoiled, gay, repressed gay, or should be gay, self indulgent...

Gripping new show in a long time.

" The show has an incredible cast (PS Ben Platt, I love you,) the writing is witty, in both an entertaining and thought-provoking way, and I could seriously watch a new season of this every year for the rest of my life.

brilliant , most entertaining.. .

The Voter episode is very inappropriate for no good reason, and I feel the show was trying to hard and some points to be suspenseful.

But that is why it's amazing, the acting is better than what you expect from most high school based shows and the story and drama is easy to follow, which is great as it is truly entertaining and touches on many different things we face in life today.

The daughter she used for Munchausen syndrome was drawn out far too long.

Loving Ryan Murphy new show, fast paced, dark humoured, not what you think, great acting by everyine in it so far, even gwyneth paltrow is fascinating.

Smart, Amusing & Entertaining .

The reason I gave it 9 stars is because some stuff is pointless.

Even with that, it is still worth the watch, and I am very excited for season 2.


I really like resemblance of Wes Andersos' trademark, the way they focus on the center, the camera movement etc.The plotline is also funny and thrilling.

While i will admit the characters are a bit dull at times, the story and dialogue is good enough that you can forget about it.

That being said, it does start a little slow.

It started Okay with Ryan Murphy's stereotypical characters but dragged in the middle everyone is willing to kill each other for money or election or on the name of cheap comedy.

Just so pointless.

But, the costumes of the characters is a little bit confusing.

Some hideous characters and some awkward moments but these beautifully portrayed caricatures (particularly Martin and Luther the odious brothers) and the stunning sets and cinematography just make it delicious.

Now horrible characters can be compelling, though it's not an easy trick to pull off.

Very entertaining and a perfect look at politics in America in a small setting.

Simply, Ryan Murphy trying to do 3 shows at once, does not work, which is probably why I was bored to tears with episode 1 of AHS: 1984, which looked awesome from the trailer.

Thrilling; unexpected .

Another Ryan Murphy production - Predictable, over the top, annoying characters, who all happen to be gay/bi/pan sexual ...

The drama is painstakingly slow and often meaningless, could not bear to go through more than 2 episodes

That last episode was confusing and exhausting.


but it's engaging and fun and i will absolutely watch the next season.

It is a waste of time and the good talent of very well known and established actors, who, obviously, were working for the money.

Clever, funny and entertaining .

The acting is top notch, the characters compelling, and the pacing impeccable.

I'll watch season 2 when I get bored enough and need some background noise.

Enjoyable fun that highlights the many failings of democratic systems run by people with far more to gain that the voters.

It's a delightfully unexpected twist which I certainly appreciated.

Casting, makeup and acting, the producuers were really serious to build that familiar vibe for fans, we appreciate that, but i think they didn't have to follow the styles of Darren Criss, Emma roberts and Taissa farmiga, it's kinda cliche and cheap, let the actors be themselves....