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…

Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 2, Episode 3 Recap

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Alright y’all, here we go.  Another week, another recap.  Hopefully they are interesting enough.  So this week’s episode, titled HERstory Of The World, had the queens performing a lip synch extravaganza as different women in history.  It appears as if everyone chose and/or were given their characters before starting the show because they certainly didn’t make them in the workroom.

Speaking of which, that’s something that’s been missing on RPDR.  A good bit of the entertainment in seasons past has been the queens figuring out how to make their runway looks or challenge looks or what not.  These days, they are showing up prepared with everything, and on this All Stars season, we don’t even get to see Rupaul in the workroom anymore.  They are online at logotv.com though.  But I digress…

 

Main Challenge

I guess they just said “To hell with the mini challenges” this season.  Okay so as I said above, the challenge was for the queens to perform as a group doing a lip synch and dance performance all together of different women from history.  They were supposed to try to standout amongst everyone else.

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Detox was Marie Antoinette and was pretty funny.  I loved the outfit which was in signature Detox neon pink.  I thought she did pretty good, but I didn’t feel she was the best of the pack.  Her future of drag runway look was shocking, but in a good way.  I loved that she came out with the wig and blazer on just to snatch them off and shock the crap out of us.  Good going.

 

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Alaska was really good as Eve and so gorgeous with that makeup and wig.  But since she went first and didn’t do much that was too crazy it wasn’t as memorable as some of the others.  Her runway look was a hot mess though.  It didn’t seem like she put a lot of thought into it.

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Roxxxy Andrews was Eva Peron and she was entertaining with a song that wasn’t even as funny as some of the others but she made it so good with her movements and lip synch and I loved the outfit.  Her future of drag outfit slayed.  The makeup, hair, contacts, chains hanging on the face were all great.  I can’t agree  with the judges that it was plain.  That was not plain at all and it looked much better than some of the others.

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Alyssa Edwards again killed this week and I’m glad to see her get some recognition for it.  She was so funny as Annie Oakley.  That hair was so good and of course, as a dancer, she killed the choreography.  And can we talk about how good she looked in Roxxxy’s wig and her dress from last week at the beginning of the episode?  Chile…yes please…anywho her runway look was all over the place and nowhere at the same time.  Based on the lip synch she definitely deserved top two even if she was a little high and mighty about choosing someone.

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Ginger Minj as Catherine the Great was okay, nothing the write home about.  I liked the dress she wore.  Her runway look was cute, but didn’t really work in comparison to what some of the other queens brought out.

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Katya performed as Princess Diana.  The dress was pretty but not exciting and her performance was kind of boring if I’m honest. I love Katya but this wasn’t her week.  I also think her song was boring so there wasn’t much she could have done with it.  Her runway outfit was cute but weird.

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Phi Phi O’Hara’s Helen of Troy was so entertaining, more so to me than Detox’s Marie Antoinette so if anyone was paying for my opinion, then I would have chose her and Alyssa for the top 2.  The runway look was a cosplay dream.  And to learn after the fact that she made that the day of with pizza boxes and gatorade bottles is amazing.  Also, I’m gonna come right out and say it.  I feel that they are trying to set up Phi Phi as the villain this season.  I’m sure everyone is saying things that are not the nicest, but they are showing hers a lot.

The Elimination

The queens were sent back to deliberate with Detox and Alyssa having to choose which of the bottom two would go home if they won the lip synch. The bottom two were Ginger Minj and Katya.  I have no objections to that based on the performances and runway.  So at the beginning of the season everyone pretty much agreed that they would send the person home with the worst critiques.  This would have meant Katya was going home.

The lip synch good, Alyssa did lots of kicking, twirling and splits.  Alyssa won and decided to *gasp* send Ginger Minj home.  So there we have it, Alyssa went agains the agreement for how to send people home so it will be interesting for sure to see how everyone else reacts.  Katya lives to fight another day.  And NOPE WE STILL DON’T KNOW WTF THIS REVENGE THING IS ABOUT.

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On a positive note, Rupaul won an Emmy tonight for hosting RPDR.  Pow!  Until next time…’

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

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So I’m gonna stop calling these things reviews and call them what they are: recaps. With commentary of course.  This one is gonna be pretty short though because I waited until the actual last minute to write this.  Okay this was the second episode and we got the real tea on Adore Delano.  There had been rumors for months and we got some answers.  Oh yeah, we got some answers.  This is the point where you’ll want to stop reading if you do not want spoilers.  kthx!

Main Challenge

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There was no mini challenge this week so lets get right into the main challenge which was Snatch Game!  So early in the competition, non?  Let’s cut to the chase…Adore Delano was having a hard time getting in front of the judges and decided to go home early.  I can understand that because like I said last time, Michelle was very harsh.  I mean she did the whole on camera apology thing and said it wasn’t personal, but that critique was quite mean.  That being said, I still wish she would have stuck around but this does explain her absence from all of the promotional stuff.

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Detox’s decided to be Nancy Grace for the Snatch Game.  I think Detox gave it a great effort!  The look was all the way together, the accent was a little off, but the feel of Nancy Grace was there.  She definitely improved from her first Snatch Game appearance as Kesha but unfortunately got overshadowed by some others.  Her latex look for the runway was amazeballs.  She looked SO GOOD.  And that tuck?? Chile, please…that outfit alone should have saved her from being in the bottom this week.

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Alaska was brilliant. as. Mae. effing. West.  Yes! I enjoyed every minute of her performance.  She was quick, witty, used a lot of catchphrases and said a bunch of shit Mae West WISHES she could have gotten away with in her day.  She deserved to be in the top 2 for sure.  Alaska’s runway look was just okay to me, if Tatianna’s was considered plain, I feel hers should have been as well.  Plus we could see the lace on her lacefront.  But the outfit wasn’t terrible.

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Roxxxy Andrews had planned on being Sofia Vergara, which I would have loved to see.  The little bit of accent we got to hear when Ru came into the workroom sounded fine to me.  However, she got spooked and decided to be Alaska and it didn’t pan out well.  Since she had no time to practice all she could manage to do was keep saying “Hyeeeeee!” and it didn’t’ work so well.  She looked great tho.  I thought Roxxxy also slayed with her latex dress.  It hugged all the curves and swerves.  Pow!

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Alyssa Edwards was hilarious as Joan Crawford in Mommy Dearest.  This queen answered the first question with “Are you trying to embarrass me in front of these reporters?”  Yes!  I. loved. it.  So I was surprised she wasn’t one of the top people.  I mean I know it’s the top two and all of that stuff, but I wanted to hear the judges give her some high praise for that one because it was so good!  I mean, I’m glad she was safe but she deserved some praise.  Her latex outfit was cute but not my favorite of the night.

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Tatianna had a lot to live up to since she won the first Snatch Game EVAR!  But her Ariana Grande fell pretty flat and she missed some opportunities to really be funny which is sad because I was rooting for her.  I thought her latex outfit was okay and it looked just like Katya’s outfit from the first day.  The hair and face were gorgeous as always.

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Ginger Minj was Tammy Faye Bakker.  She did an okay job, but like Tatianna, I expected more from her as the winner of her season’s Snatch Game.  It wasn’t really bad, but she was totally overshadowed.  Her runway lewk was stunning, she looked so good.  The color was so different and the way it fit her was perfect with that soft blonde hair.

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Katya is STILL bae. She made me want to know more about Bjork.  Before this all I knew of her was that weird swan dress she wore on a red carpet at some point.  But Katya was so funny that it didn’t matter if I knew about Bjork or not.  That’s the point anyway, isn’t it.  Her latex runway outfit was so good, so cute, very different and the colors were on point.  YAS!  She was the other top 2 person and it was well deserved.

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Phi Phi O’Hara chose to do Teresa Caputo, the Long Island Medium for hers and she was really great too.  She was funny, she stayed on task with the character, she was funny and yeah.  It was good.  Her runway look was a little boring compared to the others but it was cute.

 

The Elimination

The queens were sent back to deliberate with Katya and Alaska having to choose which of the bottom three would go home if they won the lip synch. The three people on the bottom were Roxxxy, Detox, and Tatianna.  Anyone with a brain could see that if Alaska won the lip synch she was not gonna send home the other members of Rolaskatox.  It wasn’t going to happen..so I hoped that Katya would win just to see what would have happened.

The lip synch was actually kind of boring but Alaska won and sent Tatianna home.  BUT.  Tatianna got that same revenge message from Rupaul and we still have no idea what any of that means…it’s a mystery.  But we will find out all about it in due time.  Hopefully…

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Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars, Season 2, Episode 1

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Well, well, well.  Where do I start?  I loved it!  (of course I did).  So we don’t have teams this time.  We already knew the queens would have to vote each other off but what we didn’t know was that the queen who won the lip synch would get $10,00 in addition to the power to send someone packing.  Okay so let’s get this going.  Oh and there’ll be spoilers…so read at your own risk!

The Grande Entrances

We saw them, they were mostly good.  I particularly loved Coco Montrese’s Dorito compact.  Tatianna was beat, and Alyssa even said so.  My favorite part was when Adore walked in and Katya said she was serving “Poetic Justice smell my punani realness”.  YAS!  Come through with that reference chile!  I think that’s enough about that.

Mini Challenge

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The library was officially opened during this week’s mini challenge.  Who knew we would get to see reading this early in the season.  Some were good, like Alaska and Ginger Minj.  That line about thinking about Roxxxy at the bus stop was kinda cruel though.  Some weren’t great like Coco Montrese.  Overall it was pretty funny.  Everyone seemed to take it well.

Main Challenge

The main challenge this week was a talent show.  The queens were asked to get up there and put on an act of their choosing.  Obviously they knew about this before hand, otherwise some of them wouldn’t have known to bring props and stuff.  Here are how the contestants fared in the competition.

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Detox’s performance was pretty cool.  She sang and played drums with neon paint, going great with her aesthetic.  I thought her voice sounded really good for the song and overall it was a really good job.  She was safe so we didn’t get to hear any critiques but I think they would have given her a good review.

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Alaska’s song was funny but I wouldn’t say it was anything to write home about.  It was cute but not as good as some of the other acts.  Safe.

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Roxxxy Andrews pulled off a really good burlesque act, complete with outfit and wig reveals.  She deserved that top 2 spot for sure.  The outfit was gorgeous and she did a great job.

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Alyssa Edwards did a little variety act with some lip synching, a puppet and dancing.  It was good and well rehearsed and to me one of the better acts.  She was safe as well.

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Coco Montrose went with a talent that she isn’t exactly known for; dancing.  It was a cute dance but much of it was the same movements and it made me wonder if she’d really rehearsed it well enough or if it was just off-the-cuff old school style movements.  Her outfit was super cute though and Michelle was pretty mean about her makeup.  She was one of the bottom three.  Based on the acts alone, that was a good call.

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Tatianna did spoken word and boy did she do it.  When it popped up on screen that she chose spoken word, I was like “Whet?” but then she got going and it was really good and entertaining and serious but kind of funny.  She was the other top person this week and it was well deserved.

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Ginger Minj sang as well.  Lot of singers this time.  Ginger has a great voice but the song was slow and a little boring if I’m honest.  She looked good tho, va-geggie and all.

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Katya is bae. Her gymnastics act was quite good, maybe more contortionist than gymnastic, but we just watched the best gymnasts in the world last week so maybe I’m being a little hard on her.  It was good though!  I said it was good!

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Phi Phi O’Hara’s acapella wasn’t so good.  I love you Phi Phi, but sheesh.  I think Phi Phi has a good voice but performing live you have to really rehearse and be on point.   You can’t just go out and start singing and hope it sounds perfect so sadly she wound up in the bottom…Which brings me to…

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Adore Delano who I love and also has a great voice.  Did not show up too well with the singing.  I’m thinking the same idea as Phi Phi.  She can sing so she may not have done much in the way of rehearsal.  I like Adore’s grunge look.  I think in trying to do a more “fancy” look, it just got lost in translation.  I think one of her more grunge looks would have been better and she’d have been much more comfortable.  I felt bad for her because Michelle kinda just trashed her.  It was way harsh, Tai.  Hopefully it doesn’t get her too down.

The Elimination

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The queens were sent back to deliberate with Tatianna and Roxxy having to choose which of the bottom three would go home if they won the lip synch.  Roxxxy opted to talk to each one.  Tatianna didn’t and didn’t seem down with eliminating people based on the challenge only as she felt later in the competition people would start to eliminate others for other reasons.

So Tatianna and Roxxy had to lip synch to “Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift, which is one of my jams.  They both did a good job, nothing too exciting but it was good.  Roxxxy won and chose to send Coco home.

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I thought that was that…UNTIL…

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Coco is doing her interview after being eliminated when RuPaul pops up on screen telling her that her time is not up and she will get a chance at revenge.  So I guess we shall have to wait til next time to find out about the revenge…..