The Politician is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan that premiered on Netflix on September 27, 2019. The series stars Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Bob Balaban, David Corenswet, Julia Schlaepfer, Laura Dreyfuss, Theo Germaine, Rahne Jones, and Benjamin Barrett.
The Politician is set to revolve around “the politician aspirations of Platt’s Payton Hobart, a wealthy Santa Barbarian, and every season will revolve around a different political race his character is involved in
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 58% approval rating for the first season with an average rating of 6.74/10, based on 57 reviews. The website’s critical consensus reads: “While The Politician can’t uphold all of its tantalizing promises, it delivers just enough soapy satire in a sumptuous setting to keep Ryan Murphy fans invested—though it’s unlikely to many new votes.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the season a score of 63 out of 100, based on 25 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”