Every last Thursday of the month is dedicated to television shows, with this week being all about competitive reality tv shows. I don’t watch that much reality tv, but the ones I do watch, I try to keep up with. Here are my choices for the week.
RuPaul’s Drag Race - I was first introduced to Drag Race around season 7 and absolutely loved it. I’m not really into the drama between the contestants, but what I love about it is how they can all express themselves and come up with these bright ideas that nail the mark. Snatch Game is one of my favorite games they do in the show. This year’s season did have a controversial start, with one of the contestants being eliminated post-filming, so they will not be featured in the reunion nor the finale.
Masterchef Australia - I got introduced to Masterchef Australia at season 8. I’ve seen other editions of Masterchef but I’ve mainly kept with this one because it is all about the food and none of the drama between contestants. The drama is what kept me from watching the other editions - the show is about food! This season has previous contestants returning for a chance to win the title. Based on the editing so far, the show clearly has favorites. I remember one season when they had a contestant make it around top 6 or top 5 but didn’t have much footage of him, and it showed when they were doing his goodbye credits. Still, this season is still unpredictable because everyone has been in their top game outside the kitchen.
Next in Fashion - I watched this around the beginning of the quarantine. This has designers from different parts of the world competing for a cash price and a chance to market their designs in a luxury online website. Some of the clothes were really great. While most of them didn’t win the prize, they were already making waves in their own countries, and this is just their start to making their names known globally.
Drag Race is a show that I've been meaning to start but haven't yet. I know so many people who love it.ReplyDelete
The show has good seasons and meh seasons but still entertaining either way.Delete
I've seen some episodes of MasterChef Australia but it's not my favourite. I LOOOOVE the drama between the contestants lolReplyDelete
Sometimes the drama gets annoying for me hahaDelete
I have not seen these but I know them. I just couldn’t get into them. Maybe the drag race I will try againReplyDelete
Drag Race has some good seasons, but its best (in my opinion) are the middle seasons (4,5,6). The current season was pretty good too.Delete
I've seen Masterchef. I use to watch quite a lot of it and have seen about 4 to 5 different international editions including the Australian edition. I can't stand anything Masterchef now. A lot of the editions have the studio commentary thing, where the contestants, as they are shown cooking during a challenge, pretend to narrate the event as it happened, when they so obviously already know if they won or lost a challenge by the time they record the commentary...I just find these annoying.ReplyDelete
The Australian one was still okay for me for awhile until I realised each season had like 60+ episodes...it was exhausting to watch. They have like a challenge to pick the weakest 5, than another challenge to get the 3 weakest out that 5. Then finally another challenge to pick 1 out of the 3 to be eliminated...or something along that line...basically sooo many challenges just to eliminate 1 contestant...which results in sooo many episodes. Compare this to the US edition which only has 20+ episodes a season. Some of the other international editions have even fewer episodes each season.
You mentioned drama...I think agree with you that the Australian one has less of it. I think the US one has a lot of drama. There's a lot more ego going around in that one so the contestants tend to get a bit catty especially during the team challenges.
I like the show but it does get tedious to watch. I like the pressure test episodes, but they don't have much of it this season (in terms of guest chefs). They started to cut off the current season to three episodes a week, but that might be because of covid.Delete