If you haven’t immersed yourself into Ryan Murphy’s (Glee, American Horror Story, Nip/Tuck) new high school/high-class world, then you are truly missing out. Payton Hobart (Ben Platt) is an ambitious high school-er on the path to being President of the United States…maybe? His eagerness for power and leadership spill over into his personal life wreaking havoc on almost everyone around him. As his world starts to crumble, music is what seems to be the glue holding him together. Murphy does this in a subtle yet obvious way (do your research and watch the drama and glory that is Glee) as iconic songs are treated with acoustic kindness throughout The Politician.
Here are some of the best songs heard in The Politician:
Try not to cry at this one…
An alt favorite
So so so iconic
The title sequence song and a good one at that
Everything Tame touches is gold
Yes, yes, and more yes
One of my all-time favorites and fits so elegantly in the show
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The cast of this show is great. To me, one of Gwyneth Paltrow’s most enjoyable roles.