Season 13 starts New Years Day so presumably available on netflix from the next day, and UK Season 2 from the 14th of January on iPlayer again. Interesting to have both at once but I think we’re gonna need plenty of good tv like drag race to get us through these next few months.
Post by juicy_but_terribly_drab on Jan 3, 2021 0:52:35 GMT
Man the season 13 premiere was kind of not very fun and pretty exhausting. Half the cast were just depressed the whole time and we barely got to see the winners in the main episode (though they featured a bit more in untucked). It was very repetitive, basically each group of queens reacted the same way to the twist and none of the lip syncs were all that spectacular so the format really did very little to keep my attention and was ultimately just draining to be honest.
Hopefully the threat of elimination is false because it really would be a shame to see a queen go home so soon after such a short and messy time where we barely got to see anyone's personalities but the fact that they weren't eliminated by the end of the episode leads me to believe we'll have at least one more full episode with the entire cast.
I have always had a problem with the fact we never see anyone actually perform before we see them thrown into ridiculous tasks that have very little to do with drag, so for me I liked seeing them all perform first.
It was however a cruel and uncomfortable watch because of how they chose to do it, which as usual isn't at all surprising considering the people who make it.
The only moments of joy for me were the little pig squeals every time they said Porkchop...
There were also some VERY questionable lip-synch music choices...Lindsay Lohan? Really?
Lots of great queens and it's obvious only one of them is going home.
It does however feel like another season of great black queens who will provide entertainment for many weeks before being unceremoniously kicked off towards the end because there's a pretty blonde with better makeup and a nicer outfit.
Who should go is subjective at this point, but there were quite a few weak ones I wouldn't care if I never saw again.
Presumably much of this splitting the group into two is driven by the need to ensure a degree of distancing for cast members and crew - or at least to keep the close contact cohorts small. They clearly haven't adopted the 'Bake Off' entire production isolation approach. I'd expect that there will be two separate workrooms for at least half of the season and very little interaction between the cast and the judges/visitors to those workrooms.
What a difference between this group and last week. I much prefer this 'losing' group of queens and the episode in general. This season has finally started for me, though i'm nervous about them mixing next week.
For me the season pretty much arrived with this episode. Much that popped on the screen visually and personality-wise in this episode - and some STUNNING creations. Loved that lip-sync, too. Tamisha - who I like a lot - to really step it up, though, performance-wise: please bring it, girl!
I felt this group is a more talented - and likeable - bunch than the non-Pork Chops! Well, except Kahmora who I almost lost interest in with her self-described “look queen” thing (I want more than one layer in my queens!), the self-indulgent lateness affliction and the dead-behind-the-eyes trick going on!