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What I’ve been watching this week – October 15

What I’ve been watching this week – October 15

Drag Race UK RuPaul’s Drag Race has finally made it across the pond. The first two episodes have been a lot of fun. I am biased because I feel like a British (or Northern Irish!) accent makes everything better. I think the cast has been […]

What I’ve been watching this week – October 1

What I’ve been watching this week – October 1

Hustlers I know, I went to go see a movie in theatres, I can’t believe it either. With all the hype surrounding the movie, and with the absolutely unreal, star-studded cast, I felt like I couldn’t miss it. Especially now that I have Tuesdays free […]

What I’ve been watching this week – May 13

What I’ve been watching this week – May 13

Taskmaster

I am so glad that my favourite show is back. In the 9th season of Taskmaster, 5 comedians/presenters/general brits on tv come together to complete tasks and then watch each other complete the tasks. Sounds not great in concept, but holy F is it funny. I genuinely laugh out loud at many points throughout the episode. The first episode of the new season was great. Of course it was. I don’t know the cast super well, but I am excited to see where it goes.

The Challenge

I’ve been really enjoying The Challenge this season, for the most part at least. I am super over Paulie and Cara’s storyline. The Brits have been great, and I’ve completely changed my mind about Big Brother contestants being on the show. They have been a lot of fun over the last few seasons. I chat more about this latest episode on the MTV Reality RHAP Up.

Top Chef Canada

Boy has this season been a drag. I just can’t get into the Canadian version of one of my favourite shows, which I hate to say. I’m hoping it’s just this season. Nearly all of the women went home, pretty well right off the bat. And I’m pretty sure the season started with less women than men, but I’m not fact-checking myself on that one. The challenges have been fine, and the guest judges have been great, but we spend almost no time with the guest judges. The regular judging panel seem to take this all too seriously. I’m going to finish out the season, but it’s not appointment viewing.

Drag Race Season 11

Yet another disappointment on the tv front. Season 11 has just not been incredibly compelling for me. The cast is good, but it’s like the editors haven’t done a great job at conveying the story. Some of the eliminations seem completely out of whack, and I don’t totally find myself rooting for anyone in particular

The Bachelorette

Okay, so this new season hasn’t started yet, but it’s about to! You can catch our draft podcast on the newest cast here.

April Reads

April Reads

Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee I was wandering around a bookstore recently and came across Buttermilk Graffiti, a book about Top Chef Texas Alumni Ed Lee’s journey through the impact that immigrants have had on the food culture of the USA. He explores pockets of […]

What I’ve been watching this week – March 18

What I’ve been watching this week – March 18

Top Chef Kentucky – The latest season of Top Chef came to an end this week, and it was one of my favourite finales. Maybe because my favourite cheftestant from the very beginning took the whole thing, which rarely happens for me. The season overall […]

What I’ve been watching this week – February 25

What I’ve been watching this week – February 25

Top Chef 4 & 5 – I’m just getting deeper and deeper into my Top Chef binge.

Season 4 was one of my favourites so far. I still have 2 episodes left in that season, my boyfriend wanted to watch it with me because he is a big Richard Blais fan. There are obviously some familiar faces, including Richard, and two of my favourites, Antonia Lofasso and Stephanie Izard. The challenges are great, and I love the cast.

Season 5 was a little bit of a snooze compared to season 4. I wasn’t super satisfied with the winner, and there were some unlikeable people on the cast. And I guess after watching the powerhouse that was season 4, season 5 just couldn’t hold up to it.

Game of Clones – Yes this show is terrible. What is it? Some vaguely recognizable faces from other MTV shows tell producers their celeb crush and then they find 7 people who look like that. I believe it’s a British concept. The first episode featured Jersey Shore’s Pauly D and Teen Mom 2’s Kail Lowry. It’s weird and insane, and I guess watch it if you have nothing better to do.

Teen Mom 2 – I really never thought I’d be back here, watching Teen Mom regularly. Last season of Teen Mom OG was my first season back in a loooong time. Naturally, I also came back to watching Teen Mom 2. It’s nice background noise while I’m working.

What I’ve been watching this week – February 4

What I’ve been watching this week – February 4

FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened – Everyone was talking about it. This doesn’t usually mean that I am into watching things everyone is talking about. I usually avoid those things because I don’t feel like having an opinion about it and then someone […]

What I’ve been watching this week – January 28

What I’ve been watching this week – January 28

Top Chef Season 11 – I couldn’t stop the Top Chef train this week. After I finished Season 10, I moved right onto Season 11, New Orleans. This is such a fun season. I love New Orleans and I really enjoy seeing the city as […]

What I’ve Been Watching This Week – January 7

What I’ve Been Watching This Week – January 7

Are You the One Season 5 – I hadn’t seen this season since it originally aired. A couple of cast members from this season have moved on to other shows including Ex on the Beach and The Challenge. I forgot what hot messes all these people are. It’s interesting to go back and watch (SPOILER ALERT) the only losing cast in Are You the One history, and see where they went wrong, and where maybe they had some decks stacked against them. In earlier seasons, the cast was helped a lot more. In this season, especially near the end, there was almost a feeling that production wanted them to lose this. The last challenge was completely random who would being going into the truth booth. I think this season is where I started to love this show a little less.

Top Chef Kentucky – This week we saw the conclusion to the two-part episode of the infamous Restaurant Wars challenge. It was early in the season because they wanted to use a three-team format. I quite liked the three teams format because often times during Restaurant Wars, the challenge is a blow out, and you more or less know which team is going to lose, and who is going to go home. In this iteration, you could tell which team was doing better, but no team was pulling ahead of the others. I didn’t think it was a bad choice to have two people go home in this episode, I feel like it made a lot of sense. The underperformer of the two losing teams each went home. I was sad because one of my favourite cheftestants this season went home so early, but it was clear they were going to based on what was happening.

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 – Drag Race has been my bedtime show for a couple of months now. Since all the seasons are now on Netflix, it’s super easy to just keep them playing. I have been watching season 9 the last week. It wasn’t my favourite season when it was on, and it’s not my favourite season in a rewatch. I think the challenges are a little odd, and don’t really show the queens’ skills off. Also one queen had to be MEDEVACED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DRAG RACE HISTORY!!!!

What I’ve been watching this week – December 17

What I’ve been watching this week – December 17

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 – We have had 3 iterations of RPDR (plus a holiday special!!) in one calendar year, which is truly insane. But that does not mean I wasn’t super excited for the premiere. The episode followed what has become the […]