Every bit of this recap was overly opinionated and the in-your-face Darienne bashing is inexcusable. She is far from being a favorite for me either but she is polished, intelligent, quick witted and very talented. I felt she excelled at a few of the challenges.
Perhaps I am just different – I can dislike someone on the basis of their character and personality but I will praise them to high heaven if they do something well because I don’t feel the two should be related. All I got from reading this was that the writer has an agenda and I agree with an earlier comment that it does not feel as if it is coming from a fan of the show.
As for the current season – I disagree with many of the comments. I’m actually enjoying Drag Race again after being thoroughly disappointed last season with just about all of them except the final 3. Bianca is by far my favorite but I love BenDeLaCreme and Adore. Courtney is pure delight to look at but I find her a bit boring. Trinity was weak in many challenges, but consistently incredible on the runway and lip syncs.
It seems like some people are losing sight of the fact that this is a competition and the format makes it possible for some queens to go home by botching a challenge, even if they are stronger than their competitors overall. That’s the point of bringing you A game every time. Just because we love a particular girl doesn’t mean they should get a pass. Milk is a prime example. Different and fierce in her own way but mostly weak compared to the other girls. (I’ve heard so many comments about how “hot” he is out of drag – please bring him back – but that is NOT what this show is about and it annoys me to no end every time I read it!). People also choose whom they want to make the biggest villain and Phi Phi, Roxxxy and Tatianna always get mentioned because they were polarizing, yet equally bitchy queens like Raven, Raja, Delta and even Manilla (on her season)were just as spiteful. I see the same thing now with Darienne. Yes she is bitchy (what drag queen isn’t at some point), but she is hardly deserving of the spite and bile that was regurgitated by the author of this piece.
So while I agree that Bianca is the clear winner – I’m enjoying the entire ride and appreciate all of these girls for making Monday night fun for me.