Seize your cups, Drag Race followers. The “reunion” on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13 Episode 15 was extra of a clip present than an precise reunion.
Reunions give the queens an opportunity to debate any plots and drama to work by way of what occurred through the competitors. As a substitute of a collaborative evening, every thing appeared separated and segmented.
An excessive amount of filler for an evening that ought to’ve been one to get viewers excited for the grand finale.
“Reunited” is the case of “if it ain’t broke, do not repair it.”
The Drag Race reunions had discovered their rhythm since RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 once they turned a separate episode to get the queens collectively. Beforehand, most reunions acquired looped into the finales with small segments and chats.
The change in latest seasons was a breath of recent air as a result of it created probably the most anticipated hours and all the time delivered on bringing key discussions/drama. Even the digital reunion of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 12 Episode 13 captured the magic we love.
Positive, change may be good and the present has to strive new issues, however this reunion felt like an enormous step backward from what was working. Particularly in a season that had already dragged on for too lengthy.
A part of the issue of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13 Episode 15 was that the whole particular got here throughout as filler.
A lot of what was mentioned concerned recapping data we already knew, and if the queens did focus on one thing new or elaborated on a subject, it was only some seconds. And when the queens acquired the prospect to speak with one another, it solely revolved round random fan questions.
All of us introduced the identical drag. [She laughs]
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Granted, reunions do not spend plenty of time on subjects. Nevertheless, the queens would get to clarify themselves and expose layers to the problems in order that we might be taught extra and relate to them.
Holding it mild coated many subjects, however they did not dive deep into something sufficient to make it satisfying. The queens’ segments felt like a fast recap you’d anticipate to see on a social put up as a substitute of an essential evening, just like the reunion.
Although, what harm the segments general was the formulaic nature of the reunion.
The reunion featured the identical rotation of queen recap, their lip-sync music video, a small group answering fan questions, and a section of the High 4. Plus, a random section to interrupt issues up.
The reunion overstayed its welcome fairly shortly as a result of it quickly turned clear that 9 rotations would have to be accomplished earlier than the episode ended.
Y’all had been fortunate they despatched me residence first!
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13 already felt exhausting with its longer episode depend and abundance of non-elimination rounds. However, together with one other episode that was largely filler and recapping the whole season once more, it solely hammered in that feeling.
RuPaul’s Drag Race should not do that once more.
The “69 Questions” section is one other space that Drag Race ought to take away sooner or later.
Lots of the questions had been enjoyable and the responses had been cute, however the 4 segments provided nothing to the reunion. The finalists wasted the wanted time with the pre-planned and staged solutions that would’ve been used elsewhere.
Why not do the questions between the High Four collectively?
Having the 4 queens ask one another questions would supply depth to the reunion and begin a dialog. Not like their playful backstage banter that gave nothing, this transformation would get them to replicate on occasions after watching the competitors at residence.
The music video lip-sync was an attention-grabbing idea that labored properly on RuPaul’s Drag Season 12 Episode 14.
It allowed the finalists to be inventive with their lip-syncs, and so they might put within the effort to get them to the finals. The numbers labored as a result of the crown was on the road.
On this case, the music movies had been enjoyable and inventive. Nevertheless, as with the theme of the evening, they had been primarily filler.
You’ll know, and sometime your youngsters’s youngsters will know, that Tina preferred crimson, yellow, and orange.
Some queens created new numbers from standard songs whereas different queens used the chance to advertise their authentic songs. Some queens, like Lala Ri, went full-blown music video high quality with their numbers that blew everybody out of the water.
If this section returns sooner or later, the queens ought to use the chance to advertise their music and music movies. The free commercial all the time helps!
Lala Ri, Tamisha Iman, Kahmora Corridor, Denali, and Olivia Lux had the perfect music movies from the eradicated queens.
As talked about above, Lala Ri introduced the expertise with a video that may almost definitely develop into her official music video. Lights, model manufacturing, dancers, and a persona. Lala Ri got here to slay.
Tamisha Iman and Denali introduced the strikes and aptitude. Identical to Lala Ri, Tamisha went for an even bigger quantity with dancers. Although, her inexperienced display impact wanted a bit of labor. And Denali’s music video showcased loads of her ice-skating expertise that made up for the shortage of lip-syncing.
Olivia Lux and Kahmora Corridor, however, went for a narrative aesthetic.
Each queens put the manufacturing in to make their movies really feel polished and structured. Particularly Olivia Lux along with her 90s-inspired sensual quantity.
Among the best components of the reunion was the brand new Lip-Sync For Your Charity quantity.
Rewarding the 2 finest lip-sync assassins with a chance to win cash for his or her charity was an excellent concept that ought to be carried into the long run. This twist would encourage the queens to push more durable within the lip-syncs and it might give the eradicated queens an opportunity to win a reward based mostly on their onerous work within the competitors.
What possessed me to make that bag look? What was I going by way of?!
“Be My Lover” by La Bouche was an upbeat and enjoyable quantity between Denali and Lala Ri. Each queens introduced aptitude and magnificence with their strikes and expressions.
Denali gained this lip-sync simply! Proper from the wig disclose to the flip, she had one thing to show and he or she stored giving all of the strikes, faces, and vitality to grab victory. Lala Ri did an excellent job, however Denali gave it more durable to hunt her redemption.
Final Ideas From The Werk Room:
The queens tooting Lala Ri’s bag outfit from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13 Episode 5 was blasphemy. It is iconic now, however the outfit deserved the primary annual Golden Boot Award.
Did Kandy Muse and Joey Jay hook up? Did Utica and Olivia Lux have a second date? We’d like solutions!
The fan questions had been straightforward and easy. No stunning revelations that blew us away.
- The lip-sync funds was fairly beneficiant with all of the totally different numbers. I am unable to wait to see what songs are chosen for the finale.
Now, over to you, Drag Race followers!
What did you consider “Reunited”?
Which lip-sync music video was your favourite? Had been you a fan of the brand new reunion model? Who do you suppose will snatch the crown?
Share your ideas within the feedback beneath.
Justin Carreiro is a workers author for TV Fanatic. Observe him on Twitter.