Tenth episode, and I still have opinions! If you haven't already, read my review for episode one, episode two, episode three, episode four, episode five, episode six, episode seven, episode eight, and episode nine.
As before I've already given you a spoiler warning in the title and the cover photo and here's a third. Consider yourself warned.
1. Double Shantays.
So we open the episode with some drama from Aquaria, which I didn't get a screenshot of because I didn't think it would become relevant. Anyway, a lot of what she says is garbage, but she also says something like this:
"I don't like double shantay's because I know now that it's been done once in the season they're not gonna grant that privilege later in the season."
So we're gonna put a pin in that.
3. Okay so I had no clue who Rayond Braun was...
... and now I'm following him on all social media.
I recuse myself from commentary because I'm madly in love with him.
4. I also recuse myself from commentary on Anthony Padilla.
5. Eureka's look.
Oops, sorry, wrong photo.
So I get doing the hair loaf again. That's iconic Eureka. But if you're gonna do the same hair, then maybe do a different silhouette, or a different color, or a different style, or a different...
It was a cheaper version of the same look.
7. Imma unrecuse myself for a moment.
Anyone else getting Jenny Slate vibes?
There's a good chance it's just the hair.
8. Okay so this is such a minor complaint.
We get this quote from Ru:
"Let’s get right to it. Time for the judges critiques."
AND THEN IT CUTS STRAIGHT TO COMMERCIAL. THAT IS CRUEL. THAT IS MEAN. I AM NOT HERE FOR IT.
9. Who is this irrelevant fool? From an irrelevant show?
The editors were struggling to find clips of him to use and it was hilarious.
10. Okay, let's unpin that point from Aquaria from before.
#IMO, the Monet v. Kameron lip sync was better than the Eureka v. Kameron lip sync.
And there was no double shantay.
Now obviously, Ru can't do two double shantays in two episodes. That'd be crazy. Which is one of the reasons it's an odd plot device to begin with.
Ru has to look at one lip sync, and blindly judge it as deserving compared to lip syncs that haven't happened yet. Because of that, more deserving queens don't get the privilege because of an arbitrary decision time.
It's not because your lip sync was amazing. It's because you did arbitrarily well at an arbitrary point.
Or at least well enough to make the blunt production decision look 'natural'