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Old 21-01-2021, 11:15 AM   #1
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Can't quite find any episode titles yet, I think they're only revealed when iPlayer uploads them so I just made up my own from what I recall in the preview.

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Old 21-01-2021, 11:49 AM   #2
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yah Veronica Green can showcase her talent, have a bad runway and sashay away.
its for the best.
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Let's hope a queen that did the worst will be going home, contrary to last week's ending.
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Old 21-01-2021, 11:06 PM   #6
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Veronica stole the number and runway for me tonight! What an unexpected threat. I think she could go really far, she’s really likeable and sweet too.

So glad Tayce didn’t go home, there’s something about her I just really love. Definitely my favourite atm. I thought it was so tough to call this week I’d have personally put Ginny in the B2 but idk who alongside with.

Tia came across a lot better this week and A’Whora seems like the fun shady villain we need to bring a bit of drama.

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Old 21-01-2021, 11:13 PM   #7
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Appalled. I thought cherry was the winner. And still do.
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Old 22-01-2021, 12:56 AM   #10
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So they send the fashion queens home and then complain when the runways are ****e.

Cherry had the looks
Cherry had the personality
Cherry was kind
Cherry was funny
Young yes but what more can you ask for. Just not dark enough?
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Old 22-01-2021, 04:36 AM   #11
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I want to forget that entire episode.

Musicals on the show are very hot and cold. Some provide excellent challenges (Bitch Perfect, the Pharmarusical, the Madonna one, Shade) and some are excruciating (The Kardashian musical, the Trumps one)... and it all depends on the writing and the music. This was just... I don't really understand. Like, I'm not a fan of Cats, or Evita, or whatever so most of the references went over my head anyway but there was just... nothing really there? And seeing Ru and Michelle guffawing at jokes that weren't even jokes just made the whole thing unwatchable.

That said, I think the top three performers were Veronica, Tia and Bimini/A'whora. Veronica and Tia stood out the most but the Bawhora segments were probably the most animated and fun. I think Cherry, Tayce and Lawrence were the right bottom three though. I just don't really understand how Lawrence's runway saved her. She... looked boxy as hell, it was predictable (in Alan's own words), and it was unflattering. I think the B2 should've been her and Cherry.

It was a huge downgrade in runways in general from last week... only Veronica really surprised me in a good way. I think A'Whora's was good, and I liked the huge flip in Tia's looks, enough so that it should've gone without mentioning how ugly the final dress was (I didn't hate it that much?)... but most of the others were just really underwhelming. And I'm sorry but Ginny showing her arse made me feel faintly ill.

There's no obvious frontrunner this series which is a good thing since it was quite obvious that Vivienne, Baga and Divina would be the finalists last series... but at the same time it's difficult to see any of the current roster really deserving the crown right now.

And then onto their personalities... I can sort-of look past A'Whora and her bitchiness and shallow perceptions of drag, because I have two firm "least favourites" right now in Ginny and Lawrence. I really thought Lawrence would be a contender, because the judges hype her up, the MTQ video was good, and she's getting such a favourable edit... but jesus this was not a cute episode for her. I thought the breakdown in the middle of rehearsal was incredibly forced, and seemed contrived to me... but also a whole bunch of her talking heads were really cocky and just... not cute. Mouthing off over Ginny joking about her stealing her material, having a pop at Sister Sister for being genuinely frustrated with her melodrama getting in the way of their rehearsals, and then playing the victim ("you're an arsehole who doesn't like seeing me upset")... and then Ginny's at the bottom of my list because her drag is grating, her personality is too, and I just find her ugly and crass.

And then to top it all off... I'm sorry but that lipsync was dry and could've very easily been a double elimination. That song does nothing for me. BORED.
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Old 22-01-2021, 10:28 AM   #12
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Old 22-01-2021, 11:57 AM   #13
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Alright so where to start....
A’Whora isn't a bad shady villain I thought she would be. She's a fun one as Daniel said. Reminds me of past RPDR seasons where shade was everywhere but not toxic shade.

I agree with Shaun, the rusicals are either hit or miss. And boy this one was a miss. Only Veronica and Tia stood out and they carried the whole musical on their backs. Veronica definitely came out of nowhere to rightfully snatch the win. The runway was very well thought too!

On the runway part, Ellie came out super strong and my toot of the week just like last week. THAT FACE! Most of them did well but yeah Tayce and Lawrence were not convincing. I like Lawrence, I want her to do well but this episode definitely did not help.

The bottom three was the correct one, and so was the bottom two (I kind of see why Lawrence was saved though, her performance was not good but had a bigger presence to it? If that makes sense?)

Also, Ru reading Tayce for wearing something that came out of a store is so aggravating. No Ru, not everybody can afford nice expensive clothes all the time, or get people to make the clothes for them.
It felt like Ru forgot what drag is at its core. Did she forget seasons 1 to 7 of RPDR? Most of the looks prior to that weren't as big, bright or expensive as today but they still SERVED. And we all loved it. (many RPDR queens confirmed that there was a shift in drag relating to the fashion on the show).
I'm not saying Tayce's look was great also, because it wasn't. But Ru could have said something else rather than "it looks like it's from a store".

The lipsync was also not great. I love this song and wanted to see it on RPDR for a long time. I get it that there's not much you can do to it, but there are still something to be done to convey the emotions. Tayce did better, and I feel sad for Cherry. She really could have delivered.
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Old 22-01-2021, 12:32 PM   #14
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I mean what more could be done with that lip sync song? tayce ate up the emotion within her face? I thought it was perfectly fine
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Old 22-01-2021, 12:42 PM   #15
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Just watched it for the second time, it's not ad bad as I remember. Tayce did a good job, though I still think a little more could have been done. But maybe I'm bias because I really like the song.
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Old 22-01-2021, 02:01 PM   #16
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it was unfortunate that Tayce's face was so concealed with the blood splatters, bc whatever emotion there was was... kinda obscured

The storebought critique was weird, yeah - especially since Asttina just won with something along those lines. There were plenty of valid problems with Tayce's look last night - too monochromatic, visible black corset, not enough of a "reveal", underwhelming Sharon Needles blood moment - but it looking store-bought wasn't one that crossed my mind.
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Old 22-01-2021, 03:15 PM   #17
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...I’m just finishing watching now...I started to watch last night but got a bit tired...Rats the Rusical really is a strange and not good choice, it doesn’t showcase any of their personalities at all in the way that it should have...
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..I have to say though, I think the ladies were given that rat so, they are doing the best they can with it and well done to them all for that.....what is Ru thinking...
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...Sister Sister, Veronica Green and Bimini were probably the best runways but none of them were wow for me...come on ladies...
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...Some quite emotional bits with Cherry, being part of the travelling community and being a Drag Queen, a difficult thing and her never discussing her sexuality with her father...it’s always so touching and lovely to see the support of the Queen community for each other, the sense of Drag family that’s so apparent...but atm there seems not so much of that with these ladies and they seem quite critical and distant...hopefully, they’ll bond though and that won’t be how it is...
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...just so sad that Cherry has gone...first Joe Black and now Cherry and she had so much potential...</3...that lip sync as emotional but not as much as it could/should have been, all of the queens seem to be feeling a little deflated, I feel and just not giving what they could...I hope they find their inner goddesses to do that and really shine...


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I absolutely loved the episode, very sad about Cherry too though, that change on the runway with the popping balloons was absolutely crap, should have been in the bottom for sure.

I adore Ellie!
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Old 22-01-2021, 04:39 PM   #23
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if you ignore the fact that Bimini was one of the best performers in the musical, yes she should've been in the bottom for some balloons not working (when there were at least 5 other equally underwhelming "surprises")
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If those balloons worked, it would have been so dope! I got Asia and the butterflies PTSD from that paint flop
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I didnt get the balloon thing?

Was there paint in the balloons?
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