Tagged: The Idiot Box

RuPaul’s Drag Race 08:06

Well, after last week’s fiasco that was Snatch Game 2016, we have a surprisingly good episode. And I say surprising because it’s the dreaded makeover challenge, and they have a tendency of going south real quick (*cough* Justice for Pandora Boxx! *cough*). But it helped by having a great theme, which led to a fantastic runway and some surprising results.

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But no time to chat as we have company, in the form of Entertainment Weekly contributor Marc Snetiker has come by to serve as a special guest judge. And why? Because “in the great tradition of RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Mr. Charles once again appropriates a famous bit of gay culture and gets it somewhat wrong. I mean, “in the great tradition of Paris Is Burning,” it’s the annual reading challenge. And “in the great tradition of Todd’s recaps for l’étoile,” I am going to turn the floor over to the legendary Dorian Corey and Venus Xtravaganza explain the fine art of (and differences between!) shade and reading (which Ru has mixed up on more than one occasion)…

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RuPaul’s Drag Race 08:03

Well, last night’s episode was certainly… something. Don’t get me wrong; it was a cute episode that, despite some racial characteristic undertones, was salvaged by one good, and two great performances.

But first, let’s talk about the returning queen…

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RuPaul’s Drag Race 08:02

Well now! This was a surprisingly good episode that was full of the things that we like; lip syncing, dancing, producer manipulation, shameless Ru self promotion, and more. Even better, it had one of the best performances we’ve seen in the show, and a surprising (?) ending.

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves…

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Doctor Who 09:01

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That collective gasp you heard was all of the old school fans of Doctor Who reacting in shock over Saturday’s series nine premiere. I was shocked, but I was also confused, angry, and slightly tickled. With these recaps, especially with this one, I have to dive head first into spoiler land, so you’ve been warned.

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Fall 2015 Television Preview

The fall is here, which means all the networks and streaming services will be debuting their new fall shows. And, in keeping with my journalistic duty, I have waded through the trailers and pitches for all the new shows, and – frankly – there is a high amount of dreck. But there’s also some intriguing new shows coming down the pike. Here now is my list of what I’m excited by with this fall’s television season, in order of debut…

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