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Raere
Dec 13, 2007



Monetís contributions were the sponges and the split fakeout. She can go home now.

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caligulamprey
Jan 23, 2007

It never stops.

I'm not on board with the sponge bit. It feels very Mrs. Kasha Davis, which makes my blood run cold.

The split fakeout is probably my favorite lip synch moment, though.

Raere
Dec 13, 2007





Wendys marketing going off the rails

resting mitch face
Apr 9, 2005

5) I hear you.

Stroop There It Is posted:

I'd have been fine with a double elimination for that.

Agree. Mayhem's toddler pageant dress resembled nothing denim. Monet is cute but I think she's out of her league, I honestly thought Ru would take Mayhem over her but oh well.

CRACKER WAS ROBBED. Ugh, I love Ross but he just doesn't "get it" sometimes re: Cracker's intro & hilarious book plug, and Morgan's hissing beige swan in AS3.

I continue to love Kameron and I want to see more of her (and touch her arms). Honestly, I'm ready for Blaire to go only so I don't have to hear Whell I dee-clayah...


And can you believe that the 1st queen eliminated on RPDR season 10 has won the game? Like, she's going to be referenced in every episode from here to eternity.

the escape goat
Apr 16, 2008

What a week it's been.
So much to talk about.
And so many things we can't talk about.

Pillbug

Vanjee is iconic and I am so hype on that fact. Ru not being able to keep her composure when Michelle says it is one of my new favorite parts of the show.

Bring her back! Justice for Vanjee! gently caress a challenge for the returning queens, JUST DO WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT, RU.
We need this.

I need this.

QuickbreathFinisher
Sep 28, 2008

by reading this post you have agreed to form a gay socialist micronation.


the escape goat posted:

Vanjee is iconic and I am so hype on that fact. Ru not being able to keep her composure when Michelle says it is one of my new favorite parts of the show.

Bring her back! Justice for Vanjee! gently caress a challenge for the returning queens, JUST DO WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT, RU.
We need this.

I need this.

If she isn't brought back next season, all Stars, or hell, this season, I will loving cuttabich

esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

There are no such things as miracles.





resting mitch face posted:

CRACKER WAS ROBBED. Ugh, I love Ross but he just doesn't "get it" sometimes re: Cracker's intro & hilarious book plug, and Morgan's hissing beige swan in AS3.

tbf to Ross I was concerned about Cracker's character at first, too, but the build up was worth it and it seems like he agreed.

also I completely forgot about Cracker in my post-watch post, she was loving great. I could have seen her, Kameron, Monique or Eureka all winning and all for different reasons. It was a really fun challenge.

e: ^^ I would be 1000% down for them to pull a Shangela and have her come back next season, but after having Eureka return from 9 for this one it would also feel weird do do another ruturning queen. I hope she does though or at least is called for AS4.

the escape goat
Apr 16, 2008

What a week it's been.
So much to talk about.
And so many things we can't talk about.

Pillbug

esperterra posted:

tbf to Ross I was concerned about Cracker's character at first, too, but the build up was worth it and it seems like he agreed.

also I completely forgot about Cracker in my post-watch post, she was loving great. I could have seen her, Kameron, Monique or Eureka all winning and all for different reasons. It was a really fun challenge.

e: ^^ I would be 1000% down for them to pull a Shangela and have her come back next season, but after having Eureka return from 9 for this one it would also feel weird do do another ruturning queen. I hope she does though or at least is called for AS4.

Returning queens can become a theme. Hell, kinda already has since Cucu returned for season 8!

esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

There are no such things as miracles.





the escape goat posted:

Returning queens can become a theme. Hell, kinda already has since Cucu returned for season 8!

It just kinda ruins the gag of it all, imo. Eureka was a rare case of not being a surprise queen lmao.

But I want more Vanjie so bring her back anyway. Then stop bringing queens back for a while after her.

The Berzerker
Feb 24, 2006

treat me like a dog


please tell me someone has a subtitled gif of Ross saying "Do you think you're the number one sexiest grown rear end baby in the world?" because I laughed until I cried

jit bull transpile
Jan 6, 2012

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Gary’s Answer

Also, Ross was actually kind of awkward. He stumbled a lot and he didn't understand Crackers puns at the start. Shameful Ross.

Pellisworth
Jun 20, 2005

I'm a horse of a different color


Aquaria and Blair St. Clair are kinda whatever for me. They both are serving a fairly uniform aesthetic and don't seem to be great with acting, Snatch Game might be a brutal knockout week for them.

Aquaria is half relying on that 21-year-old twink bod. No shame, rock it while you got it! Her looks are very good, but for me they come across as half or more body-ody-ody. I really want to see a huge gown, padding, or something other than twink bod + lingerie.

Same for Blair St. Clair. She's very predictable: skinny girl tight-fitting old Hollywood glamour.

Give me a huge gown, padding... something??

I want to be entertainted. Aquaria and Blair don't entertain me, so far they've mostly been twinks that can look pretty.

cis autodrag posted:

Also, Ross was actually kind of awkward. He stumbled a lot and he didn't understand Crackers puns at the start. Shameful Ross.

I 110% knew Cracker was going to make dumb dick=pickle jokes, but that's OK. Cracker's thing seems to be making the super obvious and tacky/stupid jokes while also delivering clever wit and style.

vaginadeathgrip
Jun 18, 2003

all them bitches can't handle my sassy ass mouth

I donít know if anyone else feels this way, but Iíve hated almost all of the main challenges. Iíve loved most of the runways and everything else, but Iíve cringed through the challenges.

alf_pogs
Feb 15, 2012



vaginadeathgrip posted:

I don’t know if anyone else feels this way, but I’ve hated almost all of the main challenges. I’ve loved most of the runways and everything else, but I’ve cringed through the challenges.

the best one so far was last week cuz ut was just runway runway runway. the comedic writing for the sketches has been pretty lame for a while now

GrandmaParty
Jan 31, 2003



Biscuit Hider

This runway is absolutely terrible.

Only one queen did denim and diamonds well and it was Willam.

The Berzerker
Feb 24, 2006

treat me like a dog


I liked this week's main challenge a hell of a lot more than watching the queens try to learn some really lovely dialog handed to them in a script tbh

Pellisworth
Jun 20, 2005

I'm a horse of a different color


vaginadeathgrip posted:

I donít know if anyone else feels this way, but Iíve hated almost all of the main challenges. Iíve loved most of the runways and everything else, but Iíve cringed through the challenges.

everything AS3 and season 10 have done for main challenges have been some weak rear end poo poo compared to Drag Race Thailand

GrandmaParty
Jan 31, 2003



Biscuit Hider

Pellisworth posted:

everything AS3 and season 10 have done for main challenges have been some weak rear end poo poo compared to Drag Race Thailand

Second. Judges panel is also dismal week after week.

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Jan 6, 2012

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vaginadeathgrip posted:

I don’t know if anyone else feels this way, but I’ve hated almost all of the main challenges. I’ve loved most of the runways and everything else, but I’ve cringed through the challenges.

The challenges have been sinking in quality for a while, which makes it show even more when a queen can't improvise to save her life.

Raere
Dec 13, 2007



The judges have been either people I've never heard of or people I have but they're not at all interested in being there (e.g. Shania)

They need to book Adam Rippon

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Jan 6, 2012

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Raere posted:

The judges have been either people I've never heard of or people I have but they're not at all interested in being there (e.g. Shania)

They need to book Adam Rippon

Gays aren't allowed to guest judge anymore. loving another man is like steroids for evaluating the performance of men flapping their mouths to songs and wearing dresses, and rupaul cares about fairness too deeply.

Tendai
Mar 16, 2007

"When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber."



Grimey Drawer

Mayhem was competent, Monet was kind of a shitshow to me, I'd have been okay with a double elimination but so it goes.

Cracker should have won.

Pangina and Art for president still.

Propaganda Machine
Jan 2, 2005

Truthiness!

cis autodrag posted:

Gays aren't allowed to guest judge anymore. loving another man is like steroids for evaluating the performance of men flapping their mouths to songs and wearing dresses, and rupaul cares about fairness too deeply.

If that's for real that's bullshit. God, for Thailand all of the judges were in drag save for a token cis-presenting person.

Valentin
Sep 16, 2012



vaginadeathgrip posted:

I donít know if anyone else feels this way, but Iíve hated almost all of the main challenges. Iíve loved most of the runways and everything else, but Iíve cringed through the challenges.

Definitely tired of performance challenges, but improv is at least a little better than the pre-written performances, which are mostly awful at this point.

Were there any lipsyncs from Drag Race Thailand worth seeing? I'm not going to watch it any time soon, but I want highlights to use to persuade my friends to watch with me.

Toast Museum
Dec 3, 2005

30% Iron Chef


caligulamprey posted:

I'm not on board with the sponge bit. It feels very Mrs. Kasha Davis, which makes my blood run cold.

Maybe it's just because I was under the impression for a while that Monet was Bob's drag daughter, but it feels like she's trying to make the sponges her Purse First.

warez
Mar 13, 2003

HOLA FANTA DONT CHA WANNA?

Toast Museum posted:

Maybe it's just because I was under the impression for a while that Monet was Bob's drag daughter, but it feels like she's trying to make the sponges her Purse First.

Yeah. Any queen going into this by now should understand that the fandom thrives on repitition and beating dead horses until they turn to dust. Yuhua has been really upfront about playing this game. Monet could probably sell sponge-related merchandise for months after this wraps up.

Propaganda Machine
Jan 2, 2005

Truthiness!

Vanjie will never be a dead horse

She's Vaaaan jie!

GrandmaParty
Jan 31, 2003



Biscuit Hider

Valentin posted:

Definitely tired of performance challenges, but improv is at least a little better than the pre-written performances, which are mostly awful at this point.

Were there any lipsyncs from Drag Race Thailand worth seeing? I'm not going to watch it any time soon, but I want highlights to use to persuade my friends to watch with me.

The triple lip sync and the natalia-amadiva lip sync were the good ones.

shadow puppet of a
Jan 10, 2007

NO TENGO SCORPIO



Glad that Middling Maudlin Milquetoast Mealy Miller is gone.

And next week...

Eureka Pootawn pls go.

And whoever said it first was spot on about the judges being awful this season. The flatly delivered puns are so boring at this point and drag the runways down.

Ru letting his show crash and burn while its structurally locked on autopilot.

Capsaicin
Nov 17, 2004

broof roof roof

miz cracker is so loving weird

Tendai
Mar 16, 2007

"When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber."



Grimey Drawer

"Slutty Ally McBeal" really works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3ckwTg4yJ4

alf_pogs
Feb 15, 2012



Tendai posted:

"Slutty Ally McBeal" really works.

i love Raja's new 'bless' category

warez
Mar 13, 2003

HOLA FANTA DONT CHA WANNA?

shadow puppet of a posted:

Glad that Middling Maudlin Milquetoast Mealy Miller is gone.

And next week...

Eureka Pootawn pls go.

And whoever said it first was spot on about the judges being awful this season. The flatly delivered puns are so boring at this point and drag the runways down.

Ru letting his show crash and burn while its structurally locked on autopilot.

Crash and burn? AS3 and the past couple seasons felt that way at times but I think 10 has shown some signs of course correcting (though Iíll agree everyone on the judging panel except Michelle seem totally loving checked out, and her opinions can be... frustrating at times). I wonder if VH1 is stepping in some and guiding WoW with the casting/editing/storywriting.

Trig Discipline
Jun 3, 2008

Please leave the room if you think this might offend you.


Grimey Drawer

Yeah I don't get that statement either; this is the best season in a while. The last one I can remember with so many queens I liked in it was season 7, and I absolutely love the new longer format.

Golbez
Oct 9, 2002

1 2 3!
If you want to take a shot at me get in line, line
1 2 3!
Baby, I've had all my shots and I'm fine

That lipsync was horrendous. I feel like Monet should have been booted on principle for ripping her dress apart and air-guitaring (not even the spray cans could help), but Mayhem's was just so. bad. that they couldn't justify keeping her around. It should have been a double elim and bring back Vaaaaaaaanjie.

GrandmaParty
Jan 31, 2003



Biscuit Hider

Cracker won the lip sync in the background. I'm giving it to her.

King of Foolians
Mar 16, 2006
Long live the King!

I think the group of queens this season is really good. There are a few that are still too much in the background but by this point its usually easier to see who will make it to the top 3/4 and who doesn't have what it takes. But at this point I feel like it truly is anyone's game.

The longer format is great and I love seeing all the mini-challenges again; it really adds flavor to the show. In my opinion the weakest aspect has been in the maxi-challenges. They all seem like recycled concepts of previous seasons and I refuse to believe that Ru and crew couldn't come up with more original ideas if they wanted to. For example the "comedy challenge" for the past few seasons have specifically been a Roast of some sort. The "acting challenge" seems like its always the queens split into two teams to act out a parody of something from the 90's.

I miss when Snatch Game, a 3 look Ball, and the top 3 make-a-video-with-Ru were the only guaranteed challenges and everything else was more surprising. I feel like this show is suffering in the same way Project Runway is where Ru/the producers are so focused on keeping to the same format that made it popular that they don't realize how stale and unoriginal it's become. It's still good tv but they've raised the bar so high that I expect so much more.

For this past episode I thought all the queens did a pretty good job and brought pretty good performances. There were some standouts but if you compare this episode to AS3's "Bitchelor" episode (exact same format, the queens split into pairs to play contrasting archetypes on a reality show) no one really poo poo the bed like Milk or Chi Chi did. I was annoyed at the judging though and I don't think it was fair for some of the queens to get the feedback that they were too one-dimensional when the assignment was literally to play an over-the-top stereotype. I also thought that Kameron deserved to be in the top or possibly win because it's obvious that she isn't one of the louder personalities and this type of challenge seemed well out of her comfort-level but I loved what she did and thought she was hilarious. I also thought Miz Cracker's Dr. Pickle was way better than Eureka but I guess Ru can't resist a fat man dressed up like a baby.

Finally, even though Mayhem's lipsynch was lackluster I thought Monet's was straight up messy. This would have been a good opportunity for Ru to send the message that "lipsynch gimmick" doesn't always mean an automatic win but alas.

Chaotic Flame
May 31, 2009

So...

Dr. Dill was ROBBED!

alf_pogs
Feb 15, 2012



King of Foolians posted:

Finally, even though Mayhem's lipsynch was lackluster I thought Monet's was straight up messy. This would have been a good opportunity for Ru to send the message that "lipsynch gimmick" doesn't always mean an automatic win but alas.

the only gimmick Ru doesn't love, is physically picking up the other queen and hauling her rear end around

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tudabee
Jan 1, 2007

How many times must I remind you to WASH YOUR HANDS?



alf_pogs posted:

the only gimmick Ru doesn't love, is physically picking up the other queen and hauling her rear end around

To be fair that'd also be fuckin' awesome if the other queen was actually, you know, okay with it. And not the thing that actually happened.

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