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Best new TV show of 2018 so far: ‘The Chi’ or 'Pose'?

"The Chi" and "Pose" are new TV dramas, and both received praise for accurately portraying subcultures and social issues. "Pose" recently premiered in June, and TV critics say the series is a realistic portrayal of '80s ball culture of black and Latino LGBTQ people. "Pose" is groundbreaking for casting six transgender actresses of color in main roles. "The Chi" gives a more in-depth look into the South Side of Chicago, and many praise Lena Waithe for creating the drama. Which is the best new TV show of 2018 so far? 📺

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Below is the synopsis of "The Chi," per Rotten Tomatoes

Coming-of-age drama follows a half dozen interrelated characters on the South Side of Chicago.

Showtime's "The Chi" holds a fresh rating of 85 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The series was renewed for a second season. Boston Globe's Matthew Gilbert wrote the drama has a lot of heart.

It puts very human faces and personalities on the endless flow of generic headlines, and in the process their lives become harder to dismiss with a turn of the page or a click. "The Chi" makes the political personal.
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Below is the synopsis of "Pose," per Rotten Tomatoes.

Set in the 1980s, Pose explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene. Evan Peters and Kate Mara play New Jersey couple "Stan" and "Patty," who get sucked into the glamour and intrigue of New York City in the 1980s. James Van Der Beek plays Peters' financial kingpin boss "Matt."

"Pose" holds a fresh rating of 96 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Fans are glued to screens every Sunday night when the latest FX hit airs. Critics and viewers alike argue the series is groundbreaking for casting six transgender actresses of color in leading roles, and for accurately portraying '80s ball culture of the black and Latin LGBTQ community in New York City. NPR's Eric Deggans wrote:

Pose brims with fresh faces delivering impressive performances, and it succeeds in humanizing characters and a subculture that has too often been overlooked, oppressed or vilified elsewhere on television.
FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Best new TV show of 2018 so far: ‘The Chi’ or 'Pose'?
#VoteTheChi
A festive crown for the winner
#VotePose