I'm sorry I will never ever like LaGanga or Gia they are both annoying and fake non approachable I would so walk up to Adore she's amazing and the right queen won and the show was very predictable
Thanks for a wonderful season of blogging. I'll miss it! The whole show was anti-climactic and predictable. There was nothing exciting about the presentation of the S6 queens. I would have loved to have seen those outfits of April Carrion on the show. Adam Lambert would have approved. Joslyn's fiance looked much more handsome in the Reunion than in his Untucked episode cameo. But overall, I was happy with this season and really enjoyed the contestants. I still think Adore got a free pass this season and went quite far solely on charm. And I like her. It's just that she is not the next drag superstar. Not polished at all. It was even unthinkable that they recorded a scenario of her and Bianca being in a tie. Even the stuff I've seen of her post-show have not been anything fabulous nor interesting. Case in point, her outfit last night in a live event somewhere during the announcement. Was she wearing jean shorts and a shirt? But given time, I'm sure the superstar in her will eventually come out and shine. PS I wanted to see more of the dancers doing very gay choreography and the pit crew.
I couldn't agree with you more about wanting more and all the "scripted": moment. Love Jinx Monsoon too, and she even annoyed me.
RuPaul needs to 'grow a pair'
The show was REALLY a snoozer -- & I wasn't expecting much. The dancing boys did a good job, however. I'd rather have watched a show starring them!
Thanks, Eric, for blogging this season so well. Shante, you stay.
This is fabulous. Thanks for all of your reviews I have loved reading them!
This finale is awful just saying. They should just call it a reunion and have it after the finale. Do the final competition in front of an audience and crown the winner. Then do a reunion show Real Housewives style, no audience-and let the fur fly. But this will never happen, because, again, Ru is stuck on the 'learning lessons' crap and the 'everything must turn out positive' vibe. (Get some bitch diva legends like Joan Collins in for next season's judges, I want to see more of that) The right queen won, at least.
Great post (as usual). I've really enjoyed reading your reviews of the RPDR episodes all season; they have been well-thought out, on-point, and quickly posted. A's all around! I hope you'll continue to write reviews for the show next season, whether that ends up being All Stars 2 or Season 7.
I would like to add that I agree with you about the editing this season making certain queens (Courtney and Darienne, especially) look unduly 'villain'-esque. At the same time, though, I think the editors did a pretty good job of building tension for who would come out on top between Adore and Bianca. I was on Team Bianca from the start, but since Adore had been given so much confessional time and was clearly being allowed to slide through the competition in certain stages, it made me nervous for Bianca that the show might crown Adore to appeal to a broader fan base and/or younger demographic. And this worry remained with me until the end despite the objective fact that Bianca Del Rio has been the strongest competitor in Drag Race herstory. So at least that part of the editing did its job, in spite of some of the more damaging editing that also occurred.
2034 is gonna ROCK!!!
"Mockingbird" wasn't as neatly assembled as some of its Season 4 predecessors. Tyrion having three visitors already meant that we'd have to shift away to other stories before returning back to his cell. And having that single Dragonstone scene in there didn't help with the overall fluidity. But we did get three excellent moments with Tyrion, a freshly-sexed Dany letting her "advisor" actually advise her, a murderous love triangle at The Eyrie (that only two people in the triangle seemed to care about), and more awesomeness from Arya. http://goo.gl/HlAKSQ
Are you serious??? Original Daario was much better.
I am a straight married woman who adores RuPauls Drag Race & owns the DVDs.
Ideas from me would be for a prettiest eye contest, legs that flirt ( have the Pitt crew carry waste up covering so we can see how good they are to sissy that walk), a fingernail challenge, a Poetry contest, & something that challenges the Queens to use gloves in some special way.
I WANT CHER TO COME JUDGE.
I thought it ironic that a my fav Season Six queen Bianca Del Rio, is admonished for wearing a lot of long dresses on the show. .. when that's what Ru Paul wears.
Thanks for sharing your interesting review. I liked season 5 the best because of the conflicts.
This was a really dull recap episode, and I can't believe they didn't show the double-split LSFYL where Joslyn upstaged "death drop" Estranga. That was really a highlight of the season. The commentary from previous season queens is always terrible, they don't give them enough time or anything useful to do (and frankly, most of them are lousy commentators, except maybe Alaska and Jinkx).
And I'm going to say it - can we just get rid of the sewing challenges? Just because the show was modeled on Project Runway (among others) doesn't mean it has to include sewing challenges. Maybe just one "make an outfit" challenge, but does anyone really expect drag queens to be seamstresses or designers?
I agree Santino has become boring, though it may be they don't give him enough air time to hear what he has to say. I don't have a problem with a consistent core judging panel, as long as the judges have clear perspectives - Visage is the emotional one and Santino is supposedly got the eye to critique looks. Is there any real judging that happens at all on this show really? Maybe they just need to make the judging REAL and not so clearly fixed by the producers (and maybe RuPaul).
Thanks for your recaps/reviews, they have been terrific.
Lessoned learned and observed:
Unless there are interviews with the actual contestants and/or family members, why bother. It's a fluff piece episode that could have been used to eliminate the 4th queen or bring back one that was booted earlier or even do some sort of location/outdoor challenge.
Just more proof that Raven and especially Shangel are truly horrible people.
Even now, years after their appearances, like metal on a chalkboard, they still manage to grate ones nerve.
Did Jujubee have work done on her face, euww?
Why did Sharon look and sound like Joan Rivers?
JInxx and Raja looked...marvelous!
And good gawd almighty, more Magda Gabor, I mean Mooseknuckle/Puppy Puss Kardashian???
On twice? And it turns out it was a 'crossover' show segment that never got shown.
Punked by the Gabor sister. Priceless.
And next week...well Pandora already announced her Aussie tour with Trinity. Oh yeah, Yara, MIlk and Bianca 'del Niro' will be there too. So apparently it's the Bring the Crown Home tour. Does it really matter who wins anymore? You seek out your favs and throw them a few bucks as they work the crowd and hope that one day, you will get read to filth by the funny one.
"Were drag queens in a competition. The only thing worse is prison". Priceless.
I've been listening to some of Ru & Michelle's podcasts (I turn it off when they start talking about makeup and nails-like what do I care?), and I get that they want to make a positive impact on the world-but a reality competition is not really the place to do it. Sure I get that Ru wants to be a role model for these aspiring superstars, but I don't need to see a fucking life lesson with each queen. It's a COMPETITION. I want to see more of that rather than "The More You Know..." Plus let's see more real world challenges, I say put them in front of a crowd in a gay club, and see how many people they get to pay attention to them! Something like that. Most of these queens are going to end up at the clubs using their name to get more patrons. Let's be truthful about it. So the acting challenges and commercials-well, they're fun but maybe there's a little too much of that. And VISAGE HAS TO GO.
I totally agree with you. I really think they need to re-tool the final challenge. It's getting boring! I really don't care for a video to a song I most likely will not hear after the episode airs. Why not challenge the queens to one last test which would showcase their acting, dancing, and sewing skills all at once.
I also feel like they need to figure out how to get a proper top 3 ranking. It's getting frustrating that there's always a 1st place winner then the other two are tied for 2nd place. I would suggest that in the episode prior to the "reunion" show, they have two challenges. Eliminate a queen during the first one and other one in the second challenge. That way we'd know who who was 4th and 3rd. Then in the reunion episode we'd have a top 2. That way, the produces would save on production costs having to film only two possible endings.
Yes I agree with all you have here the only thing I didn't like was the no immunity clause that should have stayed and I agree Gia and LaGanga were the worst and I pegged the top three with in the first 5 shows.
Cork that whine. Editing can't put words in their mouths and International exposure won't take bread off their tables. Hiring managers understand editing (hopefully) and if their clientele want a particular queen, demand trumps edit. There's more to these "poorly edited" queens than their alleged bitchy persona. They also portrayed C.U.N.T, which helped them get on the show and will help after. So you'd be wrong to assume some tragic career post-RPDR based on editing.
These are great lessons! Especially about the editing. This season focused way more on the "TV" of Reality TV than it did the "Reality".
I think Santino's voice is what keeps him around. I like hearing a deep booming bass of a voice after listening to shrieking Adore/Gia/Ben voices. If they replace him, they just need someone with an equally pleasing sound.
The other reality show that pertains to your last lesson might just be the one this show is pretty much based on, America's Next Top Model. It's easier for bitches there to get booked obviously because they're not really getting booked through the fans, but through agencies. So in that respect, the girls with the bitch edits from drag race have a harder time. I'm sure girls like Phi Phi and Roxxxy know this all too well. But that's kind of what u sign up for when u join reality tv, you sign away the future perception of yourself to editors.
Thanks for the great reviews all season - both quickly published and very insightful!
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