"As much as I adore Pose — it was on my top ten series and episodes lists last year — there were moments in season two that made me wonder if there was any gas left in this tank," says Matt Zoller Seitz. Overall, Pose season two was an endearing mess compared to season one, meandering, stopping and starting, getting stuck in narrative cul-de-sacs, planting seeds for subplots that never flowered, and too often relying on its cast’s charm and good humor to rescue material that wasn’t playing. Viewers might be forgiven for wondering if the minor miracle of season one was both a self-contained statement that required no further elaboration, and a fluke of timing and logistics resulting from the right bunch of people being brought together at the right cultural moment. Like the second season as a whole, 'In My Heels' feels fragmented, and somehow simultaneously sluggish and rushed through, tying up loose ends in a perfunctory or arbitrary manner." And yet, Seitz adds, "the mere presence of the series on American television remains noteworthy in itself, and these characters are so vividly realized that it shouldn’t be too difficult to return Pose to its original state of grace, once a few bells have been unrung." ALSO: Only a Ryan Murphy show could take an armful of clichés, make them literal, and then make you want to cry about it.