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Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episodes 7 & 8: Rupersize Me

Teresa: Thank you for confirming that it was indeed Dave, the man who "killed Judy Garland." While watching the episode I wondered, but it seemed unlikely to me. I guess someone really likes being on this show...

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Posted by Eric Rezsnyak on 04/09/2014 at 9:27 AM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episodes 7 & 8: Rupersize Me

Everything about this review was spot on, but I only have one critique. In terms of the partner challenge I placed their performance as following: Adore, Bianca, Trinity, Joslyn, Darienne, Courtney, Ben, Laganja *keeping their assigned personas in mind*.

(Darienne and Ben were funny but it was not like the exercise commercial which was pure comedy, this was selling products and Ru is very particular about challenges in which you sell products).

I will say Bianca and Trinity should have won (in addition to their amazing runway looks) because combined Laganja made it look bad. Yet I still think Darienne and Ben deserved the bottom two.

Posted by Jara Krys on 04/09/2014 at 7:23 AM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episodes 7 & 8: Rupersize Me

I know Darienne is a hometown girl and all, but she is coming off as just plain unlikable, possibly due to the edits like you mentioned. But a few more episodes of nastiness, especially towards DeLa, and she'll run the risk of being this year's bully-Roxxy style.
That said--Hallelujah! Laganja is gone.

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Posted by David Kawa on 04/09/2014 at 12:21 AM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episodes 7 & 8: Rupersize Me

I was at the Seattle showing last night, hosted by Jinkx. It was Dave in the back. He was also the one that heckled DeLa. Jerk.

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Posted by Teresa Demel on 04/08/2014 at 11:26 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episodes 7 & 8: Rupersize Me

Awesome review! Question to the public though-Am I the only one who thought the "sleeping guy" in the back with the sunglasses, who couldn't crack a smile, looked suspiciously like Dave (Jinkx's Navy partner from "Super Troopers" from last season)? Seriously, that's all I could see every time they showed him on camera.

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Posted by Celeste on 04/08/2014 at 9:05 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episodes 7 & 8: Rupersize Me

Great review! I feel like there aren't any real bitches left in the competition so Darienne, Courtney and Laganja had to suffer the editors creative efforts. Although (fake bitchyness or not) I'm getting really tired of Courtney, I love her completely outside of the competition but I feel like she's dragging down the show. The past 5 episodes the only worthwhile moment she gave me was that black&white runway look. I think the reason they're showing so little of her is because she's giving the editors very little to work with. In the little snippets she gets she's so dull, she needs to put that calculator away and give us something.

I felt really shocked at the episode 7 winners and losers as well. Although the cougar commercial was far from great and the voices where atrocious to listen to. At least it had the CUNT Rupaul is looking for. While the "mean girls" and "housewifes" commercials excelled in mediocracy (which in drag world is even worse than being bad). IMO it was definitely the housewifes that gave the worst commercial. During shooting AND in the final result. Of all commercials this was the only one that would make me put my adblock on, the others where at least ... intriguing. But I felt that this shouldn't have been a team elimination, it should have been Laganja vs Joslyn or Courtney hopefully sending Ganja home. UNLESS of course they already planned from advance that this was going to be the episode in which they wouldn't eliminate anyone (last season it also happened in episode 7) and therefore put Darienne and Dela in the bottom. Play a song in which they knew Darienne would outstage Dela, of course they had to keep Dela since she has been the strongest competitor up untill that point and didn't even do that bad during the episode. But that theory would insinuate scripting and I would never accuse drag race of that ;)

Although I hope this will be the last time they did that, it's getting boring and predictable. I would have prefered them bringing back an eliminated queen (preferably Kelly Mantle) over this very fake "you where both so good I can't choose, so I'm gonna keep ya both" drama. Perhaps with an entire episode in which they have all eliminated queens fight for a place back in the competition (instead of just randomly picking one).

Than came episode 8, the first episode in which Dela actually showed weakness. And how. A complete unexpected bomb. Being read on both performance and runway. While she should have been in her element in this challenge. It seems like she fell deep off her high horse after that episode 7 wake-up call. I hope she can pull herself together.

At this point I really have no idea who's gonna reach top 3. I feel like it could be anyone, only Bianca seems to be sure of top 3 (or is that what they want us to believe). ALL of this seasons comedy queens (Dela, Darienne, Bianca) are still in the competition so because of versatility reasons I feel like one of them might be going home very soon. Probably Darienne, although I love her she's the "always number two" in this competition. Even in the ONLY challenge she won so far, she only won because Dela was in the overall losing team and therefore couldn't win. But I truelly admire Darienne's spirit. Even though she always seems to be in the shadow, she's a fighter. If you dare to push her down she will get up and roll all over you!

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Posted by tamo on 04/08/2014 at 7:41 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episodes 7 & 8: Rupersize Me

Carlos! Thank you for pointing out that error! It has been corrected in the blog.

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Posted by Eric Rezsnyak on 04/08/2014 at 4:25 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episodes 7 & 8: Rupersize Me

::cough::cough:: Exposé - Point of no return

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Posted by Carlos Sebastian on 04/08/2014 at 4:10 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episodes 7 & 8: Rupersize Me

Awesome review. Pretty much spot on with everything, though I just can't seem to get on Team Courtney. I feel like she's pulling a Detox and just sort of sliding from competition to competition, and not really showing any fire or passion. Plus the editors seem to be giving her a rather unflattering edit, considering they hardly even showed her once during the Snatch Game / Rapping challenges and seem to be focusing on her digs towards Joslyn.

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Posted by Jason on 04/08/2014 at 2:01 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episodes 7 & 8: Rupersize Me

Fantastic recap! As awesome as P!nk is, boo on the bar. You HAVE to watch this week's Untucked(s)! Especially episode 8.

If you're not watching Untucked, you're not doing drag. (Said with love in Alaska's voice).

Posted by cbc-cca on 04/08/2014 at 1:20 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episodes 7 & 8: Rupersize Me

darling don't feel bad! Even in the US logo is blocking their website so that people have no choice but to buy the stupid app phone. LAME! And I agree, great review.

Check project free tv and watch the episodes 2 or 3 days later (for free)!

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Posted by Hermes Olympio on 04/08/2014 at 9:21 AM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episodes 7 & 8: Rupersize Me

This is the best review on the internet and I live for it because we don't get to see it in Australia (Thanks Logo)!

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Posted by Philip Wong on 04/08/2014 at 3:08 AM

Re: ““Game of Thrones” Season 4, Episode 1: “Two Swords”

I think you're right, Bernie. In the back of my head I feel like there is someone else involved in the hairnet (now necklace) scenario that has a much more vested interest in what ultimately unfolds because of it. But I can't recall if that's implied or just readers speculating. Of course, it could be several parties working together for a desired outcome. That I could totally believe.

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Posted by Eric Rezsnyak on 04/07/2014 at 11:57 AM

Re: ““Game of Thrones” Season 4, Episode 1: “Two Swords”

SPOILERS!!


I do believe Dontas gave her that hair piece. Which does make sense for the upcoming episodes/plot.

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Posted by bbanke on 04/07/2014 at 10:10 AM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episode 6: Rap Battle Extravaganza

As much as I liked MILK, his range was limited. I noted his Dina Martina t-shirt in the workroom -- & I think he has the potential to evolve into a freak superstar like Miss Martina. Look forward to spectating his trajectory.

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Posted by Jerome James O'Neill on 04/02/2014 at 5:21 AM

Re: “Theater Review: "The Hot L Baltimore" at Blackfriars

thank you for bringing David Raymond's reviews back to City.

Posted by Kathryn Quinn Thomas on 04/01/2014 at 6:06 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episode 6: Rap Battle Extravaganza

This review is so on point. Bravo.

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Posted by Naiara Dambroso on 04/01/2014 at 1:49 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episode 5: Snatch Game!

Your blog was so well worded and I agree 100 percent with everything you said!!

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Posted by Mary on 03/26/2014 at 10:54 AM

Re: “"RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 6, Episode 2: Meet the REST of the Queens

LOVE YOUR REVIEWS!

Bianca: absolutely loved her from the moment she made the first joke about drag queens never being early. :P Love her.

Trinity: .....next.

Jolsyn: I do like her, and the black horse thing was just hilarious.

Milk: WOW!... on that entrance I died... and on the behind the scenes interviewsWOW! what a man, just gorgeous. I love the style, but considering how late I joined to this comments, now I fear she won't be able to show anything else. Still love her... still think he is the most handsome ever on the show... but fear for him.

Courtney: Is the fact that now Simon Sherry Wood is on the show related to Courtney... I mean, together on that super sexy hallowed costume: HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I could have seen them up close to see that make up :P because he seems to be almost naked, oh this is heating up... so back to it. Love Courtney.

Darien Lake: so gorgeous.... loved the performance and I hope stays for long.

Magnolia: stink face, stinky attitude, hope nobody ever talks about her so she does not gain any fame at all.

Posted by Simon Guerrero on 03/26/2014 at 10:24 AM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episode 1: Meet Your Queens (Well, Half of Them)

Hello, I just recently discovered this blog.
Greeting from the Netherlands.

I love your reviews and I look forward to read them after every episode.

If I may add my two cents:

1. Adore: I like her from the beginning, I think the runway was awful but the way she conducted herself was charming and thus saved. I look forward to seeing more of this character.

2. Dela for short (:P): to be honest I hated her the moment she walked in (that red bull/energizer bunny entrance was so annoying), fortunately this was a 2 seconds feeling. I liked her after. I think this is top 3 material.

3. Gia: .......................next.

4. Lasagna: .......................next. Although her fashion sense is absolutely nice, the death drops are so shangela, so I am not surprised by her. Personality: ....... next.

5. April: I absolutely loved her/him the minute she walked in. I think the runway was amazing and now as I write this weeks late, I wish she had moved forward in the competition. She did not deserve to go so soon.

6. Kelly: she was robbed, despite how good vivacious lip synk was, for what vivacious did later on... is a travesty that Kelly had to go so soon. If she had stayed, I am sure she would have don a good job on episode 3 and thus moving forward in the competition. But I definitely did not see her in top 6 material.

7. Vivacious... glad she is gone. Should have been the first one.

Posted by Simon Guerrero on 03/26/2014 at 9:59 AM

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