TV Club: An awkward, hollow reunion doesn’t do justice to the excellent All Stars 2

RuPaul’s Drag Race has never had a reunion this awkward and stilted. In mimicking the format of Bravo’s Real Housewives reunion shows, Drag Race sacrifices its own character with a strangely under-produced episode that feels like a rush job put together to capitalize on the huge ratings of All Stars season 2. This show is known for going over-the-top with editing and sound cues, but tonight’s “Reunited” is both sluggish and uncomfortably quiet. There’s a hush surrounding the queens that should really be filled by some sort of incidental music, and while the silence makes emotional moments more genuine, the lack of sound cues is detrimental to the overall reunion by preventing the show from reaching its usual levels of exaggeration.

Phi Phi O’Hara refused to return for the reunion as part of her very public condemnation of Drag Race, and Ru makes her disapproval …

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