Last night on LOGO, the first episode of "RuPaul's Drag Race UK" premiered. The contestants were very similar to the US queens, with the exception of two: a queen who had never been to a drag show and considers himself "a baby queen" and the other one revealed when he first arrived that he had received an "award" for Best Drag Performer during a visit to the UK. Other than that, same format, same type of judging, nothing different from the US version, except for the accents. Why did this take so long to happen?
They aren't as polished as some of the over the top US contestants, but have FAR more personality.Even the judges and Ru and Michelle seem like they are having a more fun time.The fact there is pretty much no prize is a bit odd.A BluRu badge? Really?
UK rules are different for TV and they can’t do corporate sponsorships to give cash or prizes, I read.Having watched the first two episodes on the WOW app (sign up and get the first month free), I love this season. It *almost* makes up for last season here in the states.My favorites so far are The Vivienne, Baga & Sum Ting Wong.
I hope this will be on iTunes for purchase.
I loved Divina's look! It looked like something Jordan Roth would wear.Drag Race UK has been great! I wish the script for the Downton challenge was good, but other than that I am loving it.
I don't want to say too much about tonights episode as I don't think many have seen it yet. But after Snatch Game the crown is The Viviennes' to lose. Baga was very good. Divina a disappointment. And shocked there was no Kim Woodburn. But still think they will be the top three in the final.
Jordan Catalano said: "I agree with all that. Also, the very end in the workroom with the eliminated queen made me cry. Is that the first time that’s ever happened, when a queen was saying her goodbyes?"I don't recall that ever happening before. Just thought of a question I thought while watching. When did Geri get all prim and proper? Appears she no longer likes mildly crass humor.
I don't think I have enjoyed a series of Drag Race so much in a long time. Another great episode from beginning to end. Even the musical challenge was great. Davina made me cry and Baga made me laugh. Some seasons I can't wait for them to be over. I do think I will miss this series when it is over.
It's been excellent the last 2 weeks. I can't remember enjoying it so much in a very LOOOOOONG time!The editing had a few noticeable blips this week though. Odd...
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