American Horror Story Roanoke Was a Mess

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Generally I stick with shows that I like even after they’ve gone downhill.  I’m not saying that AHS has gone downhill, but usually when people complain about shows like this one I get a little annoyed.  Every season there are comments about AHS.  People will say Murder House was the best or Asylum and that whatever the current season is sucks and they don’t know why they keep watching and blah blah blah.  I have liked all the seasons, some better than others but such is life.  Be Warned:  There are spoilers below so if you haven’t seen the season finale, then don’t read any further.  kthx.

Let me say first of all that AHS: Roanoke was super entertaining.  I loved the first premise, My Roanoke Nightmare.  I really liked the format of them being on a tv show with dramatizations.  It was a little confusing at first but still very entertaining and interesting.  So when that ended, I had no idea where it was going from there, but alas, we got the reality show saga which was also good and terrifying.  It was cool seeing the “actors” and the people they played on My Roanoke Nightmare all together.  The show was still really good at that point, I loved the found footage aspect and trying to guess who would be the sole survivor.  I had been thinking it would be Audrey because Sarah Paulson survives every season of AHS.

But then it kind of went off the rails once they introduced the Instagram peeps.  It just left me with a lot of questions.  Usually I have questions but like, why didn’t their cameras melt when they were burned?  Why were their cameras hooked to the other dead guys cloud?  Why don’t the cops believe ANYBODY?  I mean I understand they don’t bother the Polks, but they’ve witnessed some of the crazy stuff at that house and they still choose not to try to help (not that they could do much) but shit, they could give people a ride back to town since it’s damn near impossible to get out of those woods.

More questions come out after Lee gets possessed and kills the rest of the people.  Like, didn’t the Butcher become immortal or something after she ate the boar’s heart?  Why didn’t Lee become that way?  Where the hell was the Butcher when Lee was killing and talking all that crazy mess to the Instagrammers?

Then the ending bothered me.  Lee decides to die and stay there?  What?  And the Lana Winters thing was just okay.

I mean, I’m sure I could pick apart any AHS season like this but usually I don’t want to.  This time the season started out so good, which is why I kept watching.  I was so cool with the original Roanoke Nightmare show and with the idea of everyone coming back for the reality show but I feel after that the rest of the show was a mess.  It’s as if they gave it all away up front and had nowhere else to go so they just kept changing the premise.  I also feel that they shoe horned so many people in there just to get some familiar faces in.  But whatever I will for sure be watching the next season and hopefully that one is better (and longer).

Couple of good notes:  Kathy Baker was amazing as the Butcher and as crazy ass Agnes.  And although I said they were shoe horned, it was nice seeing Frances Conroy and Taissa Farmiga back.  Hopefully we’ll see some more of them next season.  Also, fresh off his amazing performance on American Crime Story, Cuba Gooding Jr. was really good too.  Overall the acting was great!

What say you?  Loved it or Hated it?

 

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Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2 Reunion

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Last Thursday was the reunion for the 2nd installment of Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars.  Pow!  So everyone showed up (even Adore Delano) except Phi Phi O’Hara.  It’s a little bittersweet.  I didn’t keep up with the recaps but as evidenced by some of the early posts, I was rooting for her and thought she’d grown considerably since Season 4 of RPDR.

She seemed fine during all of the preshow publicity tour stuff and posted a lot about the upcoming season.  Then all of a sudden it went wrong.  She felt she was edited unfairly and that’s super unfortunate.  I’m still rooting for her though and I still ride for her 365 days of drag.

Anywho, so overall the reunion show was good, it was like good girlfriends having a little chat.  There wasn’t really any drama like the advertisements and sneak peeks made it seem, but everyone brought their A game as far as wit was concerned.   One of my favorite moments was when Alaska pulled a fake leg from under her dress in homage to some real housewife of somewhere or other.

 

Roxxxy admitted that she felt she shouldn’t have been in the top four and that made me like her even more.  She definitely changed a lot.

Alyssa was funny as uzh.  I loved her line about nothing being notarized, or signed and her attorney wasn’t present when the queens decided they would eliminate each other based on the judge’s critiques.  It was interesting that Adore said she shouldn’t have left but at the same time she gave really good reasons, like not being ready to be judged, not having enough clothes, etc.

 

 

A Seat at the Table is an Album After My Own Heart

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As a Solange fan who’d been wondering what she’s been doing besides taking gorgeous photos in the countryside, I was not disappointed at all with the work she has thrust upon us.  It has been four weeks since she released her album and I am still enjoying it.  It’s just so groovy and her voice is so great on all the songs.

First, let me say that Sol-Angel and the Hadley Street Dreams was a great album!  I loved the retro feel of the music.  I loved the lyrics and I liked her voice there as well.  That album was one of the soundtracks to the two years I lived in Las Vegas.  It was a good album top to bottom.  Sometimes her voice was screeching but I LIKED that.

The two albums are like two different worlds and I love them both.  A Seat at the Table though…whew!  I could listen to it all day with no skips.  I cannot recall the last time I enjoyed an entire album with no skips.  I ride so hard for Janelle Monae and have listened to everything she’s every put out but even she gets some songs skipped.  The point is, I like all of the songs on this album.

Many have said that the album is woke, unapologetically black, etc.  I can see that too but for me, I just enjoy the music.  It doesn’t have to be a symbol for all black people because I feel that as a black woman I know this album was made for me, but I don’t begrudge anyone else enjoying it so long as they don’t try to make a tribute à la Amy Schumer.  Okay so now I want to talk about the things I LOVE about this album.

I am usually not here for interludes but the ones with Solange’s parents were eye opening, specifically her dad.  I know we aren’t supposed to be cool with him but it made me see him as a real person.  His story about desegregation was heart wrenching.  Master P’s interludes were good too.  I had no idea about his history, so good on Solange for including him!

I can’t even say that I have a favorite song. There are so many to choose from.  Of course Cranes in the Sky is a standout and one I listened to on repeat until I knew all of the words.  It’s so relatable.  We are so often expected to be perfect, strong, resilient and anything less is considered weak.  It’s good she decided to let us have it on that one and I believe most people like that song for that reason, not too mention the almost breathless vocals.  J’adore!

I also love Weary.  It’s just so soft and smooth.  Solange has always moved to the beat of her own drum and I admire her for that.  It’s definitely not easy to just be yourself when you are constantly being compared to someone else and when others aren’t really with what you are doing.

That said, many wanted to compare this album to Lemonade, her sister’s album.  (Shoutout to them for both having #1 albums in 2016).  I wanted to compare at first too, but these are too completely different projects.  This is why I hesitate to say it’s “woke” or what not.  Beyonce’s album, to me, speaks to all black women as a whole.  It seems to be personal but I don’t really believe it is, whereas Solange’s album seems like it all came from a deeply personal place.  I love them both.  I don’t think we need to compare them, they stand alone.

Anywho good people, I’m way late to the game with this post but if anyone has opinions, drop them in!  Whew!

 

 

 

Welp! Empire is back with a Bang!

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The first few minutes of the show, we just jump right into it and we find out who pushed who from the top of that hotel.  Was it Rhonda or Anika??  LISTEN, there are spoilers below so I urge you to get outta here if you don’t want to see them.

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Now we know that it was Rhonda who met her fate.  I wanted to be upset but Rhonda’s character kind of lost her bite over time.  She was more vicious and calculating during the first season and then we really just felt bad for her during the second.  That being said, it’s always a little weird when a main character is killed off which seems to be the norm for TV nowadays.  After Rhonda’s untimely death, Anika goes into labor and while pushing her actual baby out, is threatened by Lucious to go with his story that she Rhonda fell.  We also discovered that Anika was pregnant with a girl, and dun dun dun, that’s a problem for Lucious.  Obvs.  That’s a lot to unpack and it all went down before the first commercial break.  So far Empire is just as soapy as ever and I’m here for it.

And after the commercial break we see many celebrity cameos, French Montana, Birdman, etc. come over to Lucious’ house for a poker game and they obviously don’t like each other so it seems weird that they would have a poker night. I see Lucious’ hair is again fried, dyed, and laid to the side and not in a good way.  Also, this whole Lucoius married Anika and put his name on the birth certificate thing is so weird and kinda stanky. As Cookie put it, Jamal “was sick to his stomach watching you marry his brother’s babymama.”  Same Jamal. Same.

I like seeing Xzibit on the show; he brings a dangerous component that show has kind of been missing.  We had it a little bit with Frank Gathers but he was killed so quickly we didn’t see much of what he can do.  I would be interested to see what they do with Xzibit’s character Shine.  I’m kinda liking him as a mentor to Hakeem so we can see that he’s not just some brute but at the same time he can be crazy violent so it’s kind of up in the air at this point.

Anika is being forced to live with Lucious so they can try to keep up this sham marriage but since Lucious’ mother is still a little crazy, I’m a little scared for Boo Boo Kitty.  Seems like so much can go wrong with that situation.  Where is her family?  She’s a debutante from the south somewhere.  I mean she did ask for her mother but we haven’t heard a peep about her family since she had the baby.

The song Jamal sang was really good.  Usually his vibrato is too much for me, but this was one of his better songs.  And so timely. UNTIL it became about freeing Freda. Because, regardless of the reasons, Freda tried to kill Lucious on purpose and Jamal got hit on accident.  That’s still attempted murder!  So…uh…I guess.  I mean I understand the compassion for her; she didn’t have a great life or good role models and all.  It was like she never had a chance but still, attempted murder is still against the law and she did actually shoot somebody.  All that being said, I do still like the song.  Too bad he couldn’t perform at the event but  I guess season 3 is Jamal’s turn to have deep issues.  Nessa has a really nice voice though and “Need Freedom” was so much better in the end.

Question:  What was that whole kiss/hand grab thing between Anika and Lucious?  I didn’t understand that.

I do think Cookie is better off without Lucious though.  He hasn’t done anything but cause trouble for her during her entire life.  And he’s still messing up.  He definitely doesn’t deserve her.

I really do hope Andre is able to get on top this season.  He was so calculating and scheming during the first season.  He has had so much hardship and I’m hoping we see that side of him again now that he’s lost it all.

Overall, this was a really good episode, they came back hard and I will definitely keep watching.

 

The Evil Queen from OUAT stayed SO BEAT!

In honor of Once Upon a Time returning on September 25th, I have the Mister watching it from season 1.  He never really watched with me and he is really getting into it.  I’ve been watching some of them with him.  I am noticing things I guess I’d forgotten, like how early most of the main characters are introduced.  Who’s related to whom and how, lots of history etc.  One thing that I keep thinking is how beat the Evil Queen was at all times.  She’s okay in Storybrooke but when we look at her in the Enchanted Forest, this girl slayed in every look.

Let’s look at some of them:

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I love the headpiece here, and the makeup and especially the dress.

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Chile, yes to the outfit, the leather tights, the boots and everything.

 

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This is a gorgeous color on her.  The hair is on swoop…love it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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YAS!

 

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I love these sorts of looks because they are very old fashioned at the top and then BAM!  She’s wearing pants and boots.  Oh but don’t worry, there is a train involved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Face is beat!

 

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The headpiece here is the star of the show.  And that mesh panel on the front of her dress.  Pow!

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She is coming for the Wicked Witch with this one.  I love the hat, the wrap around the shoulders, the gloves and all.  Zelena better watch out!

 

That’s all.

Wanna Get Married? Go to City Hall!

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This post is inspired by seeing many people stay engaged for years and years, “hoping” they can get married year after year, promising this will be their year and yadda yadda yadda.  Here’s the thing.  If you want to get married, it will cost you about $100 and a little bit of your time if you go to a justice of the peace at your local city hall.  But the fly in the ointment is that most people want the big party; the wedding with reception. So they let that hold them back from marriage.  Marriage and Weddings are not the same thing.  Here are some reasons why city hall is the way to go:

 

The Cost of Weddings is Too Damn High

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You will look at venues and the like, thinking about how many people you should invite to eat $60/plate mass produced prime rib and chicken, not even taking into consideration that you rarely pay $60/plate to feed yourself let alone long lost relatives you don’t even talk to.   The food and the flowers are the most expensive items.  So I would say invite your closest family and friends and then go out to a nice restaurant afterward.

 

You Don’t Have to Wait

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You can usually just go and fill out some paperwork and do the deed.  In some states you may need an appointment, but compared to the months of planning and figuring stuff out for a wedding, it’s easy peasy lemon squeezy.

 

Saves Some Embarassment If Things Don’t Go As Planned

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So you’re in love.  You decide to get married.  You spend a gazillion dollars on a wedding.  Long lost relatives from all over the place come to eat $60/plate prime rib and witness your love.  And then it doesn’t work out.  And you may have gone into debt to pay for the wedding.  While it would hurt to end the marriage, you won’t have gone into debt in the beginning.  This one was pretty macabre, non?  Back to the positives then…

 

It’s Romantical

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Sometimes there’s nothing more romantic than saying to hell with what society wants.  I does what I want!  And that’s totally cool.  I got married in a courthouse and many of my family members did too.

 

There Are Some Beautiful Courthouses Out There

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We recently went to gorgeous wedding ceremony at city hall in San Francisco.  That building is amazing, there didn’t appear to be a bad location to get hitched and it’s a big tradition.  We saw so many beautiful brides and grooms with their immediate families coming in to get married.

 

You Can Still Wear The Nice Clothing

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The people we saw in San Francisco were all dressed up and it was a nice sight to behold.  Gowns, tuxedos, bouquets, bridesmaids, groomsmen.  It was all there and it was all love.

 

So if you’re sure you want to be married.  You love each other and want to be spouses, just do it!  Go to city hall.  Be married and be sweet to each other and if things are going really well, then have a huge anniversary party at a later time.  Also, here are some beautiful pics of city hall weddings. Pow!

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Fall TV is Back!

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And for someone like me, it’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Well, not really but you know what I mean.  A few things are back on already, Dancing with the Stars, American Horror Story: Roanoke, and Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars (although not a normal thing to be on in the fall) but the crux of the biscuit starts this week with all the shows that we know and love.

Of course I’m not listing them all, but here are the ones I’m most looking forward to.

September 20th

9pm.  Scream Queens.  I liked the first season, it was so campy and ridiculous and didn’t take itself to seriously.  I am looking forward to seeing what’s in store for season 2.  I wonder what all will happen since this one is going to be set in a hospital…hmmm

September 21st

9pm. Law and Order: SVU.  I wonder if Benson actually did wind up taking that vacation to Paris?  Will Fin be the sergeant?  I don’t know but I will be tuning in.

9pm. Empire. Yes.  Our soapalicious show about a record label will be back and I’m mainly excited about Cookie’s wardrobe and to find out who got pushed off the side of the building on that season finale.  Was it Anika or Rhonda?

9pm. Modern Family.  I’ve loved this show since a coworker introduced it to me after season 3.  (Shout out to Kingsbury) All the good shows are on at 9pm on this night.  This is one that can wait til the next day as is SVU.  The spoilers will be too real for me to wait on watching Empire.

9:30pm. black-ish.  I love this one and am a little gutted that Tracee Ellis-Ross didn’t win the Emmy for it but what can you do?  I’ll be looking forward to this one as well.

September 22nd

No  Scandal yet, it will air midseason due to Kerry Washington’s pregnancy.  sad face.

10pm. How to Get Away with Murder is back and that show is just so full of stuff and relationships and secrets and pasts, I have no idea what to expect when it comes back on.  But I will be watching.

September 23rd

Transparent is back on Amazon!  Whew!  I just watched the first two seasons this summer and I love how none of the characters are particularly likeable.  It makes it more real.  I mean I like Maura but everyone else is kinda terrible.  But I still like it.

September 25th

7:30pm.  Bob’s Burgers.  One of my favorites for easy watching often something that I watch if I don’t feel like getting into something too heavy.

8pm. Once Upon a Time.  I’m so excited for this because I got the hubs hooked on this show this summer and we can watch it together now.  I would love to see what’s gonna happen with the Evil Queen and also hoping that there is another villain too this season.

September 30th

Luke Cage comes out on Netflix!  I will watch when I get a chance but I enjoyed the character on Jessica Jones so it should be good.

 

October 9th

10pm. Divorce.  This is a new show on HBO starring Sarah Jessica Parker and it looks awkward enough to be good.  I’ll give it a whirl.

10.30pm. Insecure.  My girl Issa Rae, of Awkward Black Girl and Rachetpiece theater fame, has made it.  This is her own show and I cannot wait to support it.

October 11th

9pm. Fresh Off The Boat. I like it, it’s not a must-watch for me but I keep it on my watchlist for times when I want something light and entertaining to watch.

October 29th

8 9m. Rocky Horror Picture Show starring Laverne Cox, Chrisina Milian, Victoria Justice, etc will premiere.

 

American Horror Story: Roanoke Episode 1 Recap

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I have been waiting for this show for my whole life I think.  I mean that’s what it feels like.  All the promo they did just hyped it up even more.  So let’s talk about this first episode.

We know that the season is set in Roanoke, VA.  There’s that. It’s a tv show reenactment type of format.  We are introduced to a couple Matt and Shelby Miller played by André Holland and Lily Rabe in real life, and by Cuba Gooding Jr. and Sarah Paulson in the dramatization.  I would love to find out why they have all these people playing the same characters and doing reenactments.

So this first episode we learn that this is the happiest couple ever and they have no problems and they live in LA.  One night after finding out she was expecting their first child, Matt gets attacked by some random people in a “knockout game”type of situation.  She loses the baby and he is in the hospital for awhile and then they decide to just move to Roanoke to a haunted looking ass house that was super cheap and that some people tried to scare them off from buying.  This is already ridiculous.

Of course things start happening but Matt is always away as a traveling salesman and everyone makes Shelby think she’s being crazy or making things up in order to move back to LA.  For instance one day it started hailing and when Shelby went outside it was human teeth falling from the sky.  But when Matt comes home there was no evidence of that.  The house is creepy is all get out and finally after she was nearly drowned by a ghost or something, Matt asks his sister Lee (Adina Howard irl, Angela Bassett in the dramatization) a former cop who was fired for a prescription drug dependency, to come stay with them.

Someone scares the Lee and Shelby and Matt comes back to see what happened and they all decide not to let anyone scare them away.  So Shelby decides to leave in the middle of the night.  She gets into her car and promptly hits someone (Kathy Bates) who is dressed all old timey and disappears into the woods.  Like a dumb dumb, Shelby follows her into the dark ass woods, and then all kinds of creepy stuff happens.

So basically we don’t know what’s going on yet.  The episode was so slow and boring, there was no real action until the last few seconds and yeah I get it, the Roanoke stuff is old ghost story territory but I was whelmed by this premiere.  Of course I’m gonna keep watching so I will post another recap next week.    I am waiting to see Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare, Lady Gaga and Cheyenne Jackson for sure.

P.S. Can we talk for a second about how weird it is for Angela Bassett to  play the sister of Cuba Gooding Jr. when she played his mom 25 years ago in Boyz in the Hood.  How crazy?

Dancing with the Stars Season 23 Episode 1 Recap

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I’m way late.  I know this.  But what’s important is that I’m here.  And you’re here.  Allons-y!

So DWTS Season 23 kicked off nearly one week ago today.  Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews are back as hosts and *surprise* they brought back Julianne Hough as a judge alongside Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli. A few things:  I’m sad to see Keo back in the troupe and that Mark Ballas isn’t on this season but he’s gonna be in Jersey Boys one of my absolute favorite musicals.  I’m happy to see Allison, Cheryl and Emma back as well.  How hot is the promo with Sharna and Artem tho?

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Anywho, here are the contestants, what dance they did and how they did, according to me. (see what I did there?)

 

Marilu Henner is partnered with Derek Hough who is back after a season off.  In her package she talked about being a huge fan of the show and was so happy to have Derek as her partner.  They did a Jive to “Can’t Stop Dancin'” by Captain and Tenilleand Marilu is a solid dancer, she looked like she was having fun and so did he.  And she’s 64?  Chile, please, I don’t know how far she’ll go but she will be a fun one to watch.  They received a 27/40.

James Hinchcliffe with Sharna Burgess.  I live for Sharna.  Her choreography is always so good and she really pushes her partners.  I’m glad she got a good one this season.  I was super impressed. They danced a Foxtrot to “Live Life” by Zayde Wolf.  This guys is the real deal.  31/40

Calvin Johnson Jr. AKA Megatron and Lindsey Arnold were next with a Cha Cha to “That’s What I Like” by Flo Rida Ft. Fitz and he talked in his package about not being able to dance and how big he is and his size 15 feet.  He did a good job with the choreography though but he’s just so much larger than Lindsey so that was a little distracting but I’m sure I’ll get used to it the longer the competition goes on.  26/40

Maureen McCormick and her partner Artem Chigvintsev danced a Viennese Waltz to “You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman” by Mary J. Blige.  She seems like such a nice lady.  She cried throughout her entire package but hopefully she’ll get used to being on the show and we’ll get to see more.  The dance was okay, she got the choreography but was a little stiff.  22/40

Babyface and Allison Holker danced a Foxtrot to “Deed I Do” by Ray Charles.  It was cute.  Babyface talked about his mom in the package and got us all teary eyed.  They did a pretty good job; it was solid.  I loved the ending of their routine.  26/40

Amber Rose and Maksim Chmerkovskiy danced a Foxtrot to “Here” by Alessia Cara.  First of all, I ride for Amber Rose.  Maks is whatevs, but he’s a good choreographer.  Of all the couples they don’t seem to get along as well.  I really wanted Amber to do really well but Jenna and Val did an amazing routine to this same song a season or two ago and so there was no way for Amber and Maks to do better than that.  But overall she did okay and I hope she sticks around and improves!  24/40

Vanilla Ice and Witney Carson danced a Cha Cha to “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice.  First let me say that the producers were wrong for giving them that song for a Cha Cha.  Vanilla Ice can dance!  No doubt about that.  The routine was like Hip Hop with a dash of Cha Cha but WHAT WERE THEY SUPPOSED TO DO WITH THAT???  Anywho, he did really well especially for someone who’s never seen the show and didn’t know what to expect.  Maybe that’s an advantage.  I’m looking forward to next week.  They got 25/40 for their efforts.

Jana Kramer and her partner Gleb Savchenko danced a Viennese Waltz to “Dangerous Woman” by Ariana Grande.  It was so sexy.  I loved it.  I thought they looked good and she did a good job dancing it.  Of course Len slammed it for being too sexy but I like it.  I mean the facial expression were a little tawdry but that’s okay.  27/40

Jake T. Austin and newly-minted pro Jenna Johnson danced a Jive to “Kiss You” by One Direction.  In his package, Jake mentioned he and Jenna were both born in 1994.  He seems to want to be seen as a mature man, but he still has some maturing to do.  The dance wasn’t the best of the night, but he gave it a good go.  22/40

Rick Perry is partnered with Emma Slater did a Cha Cha to “God Blessed Texas” by Little Texas.  I didn’t expect much, he messed up some steps but he tried.  Poor Emma she got stuck with a stinker.  And what was with the corndog thing?  Is that a Texas tradition? They got the lowest score of the night. 20/40

Terra Jolé and her partner Sasha Farber Jived to “Stuff Like That There” by Kelly Clarkson.  There was all this stuff about her being the first little person and all that.  She did a great job with the choreography and Sasha is doing a great job with her.  I can’t wait to see what they do with the dances that are more in hold.  25/40

Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke who’s back after a long hiatus did a Foxtrot to “Call Me Irresponsible” by Michael Buble.  He did okay but after their performance some protesters came on the dance floor and caused a scene.  Look, I don’t like that they guy got rewarded with a DWTS season after what he did, but that probably wasn’t the best place.  I definitely won’t be rooting for him but meh.  24/40

Last but not least Laurie Hernandez along with my boo Val Chmerkovskiy danced a Cha Cha to “American Girl” by Bonnie McKee.  Laurie is cute and such a fun person to watch.  She MURDERED that routine.  She looks so professional already, I can’t wait to see what she does the rest of the season.  I’ll be rooting for her.  30/40

 

Overall it was a good premiere, about the same as the others I’ve seen.  I will be tuning in tomorrow night to see what they do this week.

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Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 2, Episode 4 Recap

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Alright y’all, here we go. This week was a good one and each episode it’s harder and harder to watch someone go home because everyone is so good and the judges have usually had to nitpick in order to provide critiques and pick people to be up for elimination.  I have a question though…why some weeks there is a  bottom two and other weeks a bottom three.  That’s kind of inconsistent but whatevs, won’t stop me from watching.  Anywho, let’s jump in.

Main Challenge

This week’s main challenge saw our All Stars creating sequels to movies.  The episode was titled Drag Movie Shequels.  The queens were put into groups of two in order to perform scenes.  These scenes all have off brand names probably for legal reasons, but you get the idea.  Detox and Katya had “Velma and Weezy”, Phi Phi O’Hara and Roxxxy Andrews had “Showsquirrels” and Alyssa Edwards and Alaska did “Wha’ Ha’ Happened to Baby JJ?”

For this week’s runway, they had to show a two in one ensemble. Like Ru in this gorgeous tiger fish looking thing:

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The Queens

Detox and Katya

I thought their performance was really good.  Katya seemed like she had some trouble at first but then she pulled out a good performance.  Both queens really highlighted each other and were on the same wavelength with energy levels and just being batshit crazy.  I loved it.  As for the runway, Katya’s outfit was cute, I liked that she had a detachable bang for her hair and she did a whole “Rosemary’s Baby” motif but compared to some of the others it was kinda meh.  Detox’s runway look was very pretty, I loved the hood when she came out and I loved each step of it in transition.  The hair and makeup were on point as well.

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Phi Phi and Roxxxy

So their performance was good, expecially Phi Phi’s.  I thought Roxxxy gave it a good effort but it just wasn’t coming across as well as she probably wanted.  Look, I know a lot of people have problems with these two, but I like them and wish them good luck on All Stars.   Phi Phi as Big Versace was hilarious.  I loved her runway look as well.  She was giving me Beauty and the Beast with that one.  It was executed really well and I loved the short wavy hair.  Yes.  And you know Roxxxy DOES the reveals chile.  That outfit was so cute, the hair was beautiful, so was the makeup.  Girl, please!

 

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Alyssa and Alaska

Alyssa is really funny offhand but maybe not as much in a rehearsed scene.  I think she would have fared well on another part but Alaska totally stole the show and was so funny and I loved every minute of it.  Alyssa’s runway look was a complete fail.  I agree that the concept was cool, but it looked bad.  Sorry girl!  Alaska came out as Lil Poundcake!  OMG that was amazeballs.  I will even forgiver her for not really doing a two in one because that was genius.

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The Elimination

 

So Alaska and Phi Phi were the top two this week which came at no surprise to anyone, but I was surprised to see Katya in the bottom three.  I mean, whet?  She needed some coaching yes, but she still did a good job in the end.  We got none of the deliberation on the show this time, except on logotv.com, another inconsistency, but meh.  Okay so the lip synch was good and cute.  I thought Alaska’s makeup and outfit kind of helped her lip synch along, made it more entertaining but both did well.  In the end Alaska won and sent Alyssa Edwards packing.  It was kinda sad there were some tears, and then Alyssa got the same message as errbody else who got kicked off before.  BUT this time they showed the girls come back into the work room and they made sure to let us hear Phi Phi talking all kindsa shit about Alyssa right before revealing the four elimated queens behind the mirror.  So we still don’t know what the revenge is or what’s happening with that but they are all back.  So we’ll see.  Until next time…