We’re now heading into Season 11 of the famed and enemy winning series, where it’s half America’s Next Top Model & half a fantastic drag showcase.
Since the TV show began on LogoTV, it was never certain that this series would ever get off the ground, I mean what was with that filter for the first two seasons. It wasn’t until Season 4 that the winning prize went from $20,000.00, up to $100,000 as the grand prize.
It was Season 3 we started to see the production quality of the show increase from previous seasons, from Season 4 we began to understand and really get behind the reality TV show, I started watching the show way back in Season 3, it wasn’t until it was on Netflix I started watching the show backwards from where I started.
I mean, I saw the mess that was RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars One, and anyone that disagrees is a plain liar! When we saw RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars Two, we began to see the changes in the format and how it would progress, so much better than the first season. ( and this was with money behind it )
I’ve had my few favourite winners since watching this show; Jinks Monsoon, Bianca Del Rio, Sasha Velour, Alaska and (not really a winner) Benda La Creme. All came with famous catchphrases and winning personalities to match.
We also now have a panel of judges that works and has the right format behind it. Although if you ask me, I’m getting bored of Ross Matthews, no tea, no shade. Other than that, I love the guest judges they bring onto the runway, and I also love the opinionated ones!
The reality show moved over from Logo TV to VH1 in 2017, after watching Season 11’s live stream I almost died over the shoddy production of it all. I mean, did they manage to find Season 1’s filter to use for this RuVeal!
Season 10 winner Aquaria was put in various situations that were just simplistically awkward and hideous, almost comical. It was so bad, it was something you wanted to continue to watch to see where it would go. Clearly not planned at all, it feels like the production team was heavily relying upon the queen’s personalities to be the stars of it all.
Adam Rippon, girl, I love you but you are not a presenter – maybe they should have thought about that before making that offer to you. Anyway, there are some clear frontiers from the stream, which should be interesting to see how it all plays out this year.
I hope that under this current production they don’t burn the series out too quickly since they’ve just started promo for Season 11 but announced casting for Season 12. Maybe with the UK version of RuPaul’s Drag Race launching soon, we might get an injection of some fresh new reality content.