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The format is pretty much the same but the judging is much more collaborative. Brook Lynn does not take a star role, presumably blocked from any chance of usurping Rupaul who makes her presence known at one point.
The drag is a quite panto and actually feels a lot more traditionally british than Drag Race UK.
I didn't like the lack of a lead judge - having the guest do some of the presenting didn't work for me. I think one lead voice with supporting judges works better for the format. If they wanted to make this shift, they should have changed the script more to avoid comparisons.
Other than Kyne, I like the queens - though I think Ilona will get very tiring very quickly.
We are somewhat overloaded with drag this year - spreading things out would have made more sense (particularly if new seasons are going to be delayed)
Enjoyed this weeks show. Evergreen favourite match the pit crew’s underwear for the mini challenge and a good old trash to runway sewing/glueing maxi. I’m starting to remember their names now, can’t decide if Jimbo is good or absolutely appalling. Priyanka seems like one to watch, maybe Lemon too. Interesting to see what is an apparently celebrated queen going out this week, I wonder if this is why we don’t see a lot of the more established drag artists competing in the show.
Great turn by guest judge Biddell, professional tv presenter skills or what? I really like the shared presenting and judging.
I will be delighted when Ilona finally goes. I don't want attention-seeking behaviour on that level from anyone. She is immature and not talented enough to get away with it. So fake and just plain annoying.
Personally I think this is without a doubt the absolute worst version of Drag Race in existence. I find it completely unwatchable.
I could go on and on about how dire it is, but instead I will be positive and HIGHLY recommend Drag Race Thailand which is by far the best franchise out of the lot.
Fantastic and credible hosts and judges. Talented, loveable and hilarious contestants. Great challenges. They actually CREATE their own looks instead of bringing designer outfits from home. No fraudulent emotions and drama for screen time. Fantastic runways and phenomenal lip-synchs where they actually play the whole song instead of a minute of it so they can cram in more branding and drama.
The emotional moments are very genuine and it has a real sense of excitement about it that the US series has been lacking for a very long time since everything became a tired cliched brand.
Sure the constant screaming gets a little annoying, but beyond that it is a total breath of fresh air in an otherwise horrendously dated format.
The Finales are also phenomenal and very different to the other versions.
I am sort of intrigued about what you hate so much about it. It reminds me of DRUK in the scrabbliness of it.
My main problem is I cannot stand any of the judging panel. I disliked Brooke immensely on her season and I don't find any of them even remotely credible. I think they're all extremely fake and unlikeable, much like the contestants. I didn't mind Jimbo up to this point, but even he annoyed me this week. I find them all obnoxious and annoying with massively inflated egos x
I liked UK despite it being slightly lower rent and Ru and Michelle actually seemed to be enjoying themselves and were on good form. The guest judges were great too. Some of the contestants were annoying, but for the most part they were a likeable bunch.
Post by juicy_but_terribly_drab on Aug 1, 2020 7:10:37 GMT
Honestly I hope regular seasons of All Stars will include people from any season of Drag Race including Canada, UK etc. (I don't know how it would work with queens from non-English speaking countries but as long as they have some level of English then they should be all right since there have been plenty of queens on the main show who have English as a second language). I am personally fine with All Stars including queens who didn't do well on their original season so that they get a second chance to show how much they've grown. However, I know a lot of people think it should be reserved only for the best of the best and the most iconic queens but that pool of people is quickly draining so opening All Stars to queens from the other regions would help prevent this problem (not to mention it would give UK queens the chance to win some money for once haha).