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I don’t know what’s gotten into me, but yeah, just like what I said in the title, I am currently addicted to RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Do I like my current state? Yes and No.
Yes, because Drag Race is AMAZING!!!
No, because its preventing me from watching and doing other shows. It’s…bad.
If I were to point out when this all started, it went down the hill last month, December.
I was listening casually to The Morning Rush, a Monster RX 93.1 podcast aired here in the Philippines. The hosts of the show had been mentioning the show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, a lot of times. It made me really curious.
So I tried watching.
And now I am addicted to it.
Okay, let me share all of the points that made me love the show.
First up, the show is quite similar to Tyra Banks’ America’s Next Top Model and I am living for it. In my younger years, I love to watch ANTM. It wasn’t just me, but all of my family. Watching the show became like a family gathering. We watch from 1 season to another, seeing models grow from being amateur to certified professional model level. However, my enjoyment of the show died down as I became addicted to other mediums of entertainment (anime, music, movies).
When I first watch Drag Race, it’s set up and flow of the show was quite similar to ANTM but campy. It made me remember how much I enjoy watching this kind of show.
Interestingly, as I watched more and more seasons of Drag Race, I can proudly say that this show is a lot better than ANTM. How? Well…I will explain it to my next point.
RuPaul’s Drag Race is a lot more real and raw. Okay, I might get flack on this, but it’s true. Yes, the girls on ANTM are also real and raw, but they are less relatable. All of them want to be a model, and their struggles in life are not really that universal…I think.
While on Drag Race, all of the contestants went through a lot of hardships in life, either being gay or being a Drag queen, and believe me, you’ll definitely feel for them and to an extent relate to them. Their struggles in life and how they try to overcome it are very inspirational. It makes me want to be a better person.
Next interesting point would be that through the show, I became educated about the art of Drag. I never understood it before, why guys and gays do it. Through the show, each contestant share their reasonings and their answers are quite diverse. People have their own reasons and its better to understand them.
Lastly, RuPaul’s Drag Race is unbelievably WHOLESOME. Hahahahhahaha…
I know…it’s weird.
Before I started watching Drag Race, I kinda expected the series to have a lot of drama and bruh, there is a lot.
A lot of shade was thrown and backbiting, and watching it all go down is always fun to watch. But that’s not what makes the show wholesome, its actually the last episode. In every season of Rupaul’s Drag Race, they always end it with a Reunion episode where all of the contestants come back and share their thoughts about all of their experiences and hidden feelings about the show. In this episode, we get to see a lot of conflicts getting a proper conclusion and bruh, I AM LIVING FOR THIS.
Being able to listen and hear each other sides of the story and be able to compromise, apologize and forgive is really important to be able to move on in life. And I love that these were shown all through out the Reunion Episode. It made the whole show a million times better than ANTM.
And that my friends what makes the show wholesome. XD
In conclusion, I will still continue to watch this show on Netflix. I know that this might affect my watching of other shows, but bruh, I ENJOY THIS SHOW TOO MUCH KNOW ONE CAN STOP ME FROM LOVING IT.
If you can’t love yourself, how the hell can you love somebody else? Can I get an Amen?
This has been Will Sirius and I love RuPaul’s Drag Race.
See yah on my next post!!