Discussion in 'Moopy TV' started by Phoenix, May 4, 2018.
This looks good
i think it looks overly glossy and sanitised and quite tone-deaf.
ryan murphy is so hit and miss.
Why tone deaf?
It looks potentially quite fun but the tone of the trailer is all over the shop
from the trailer it looks like the people on the ballroom scene were something glamorous almost fancy. i don't see any of the grit or indeed "realness" of what paris is burning showed. the whole thing looks like a 00s fashion shoot recreating ball culture.
Is this actually based on Paris Is Burning or anything? Or was Phoenix just making a connection?
It looks commercial and dilute as fuck, but all social trends/movement eventually become that way. So while I probably won't watch it, at least it's carrying drag forward. I'd rather have what looks like a corny drag Step Up than nothing at all and drag just fading away into obscurity as another fad.
So is anyone watching this? I'm up to episode 6, it's a bit sappy in places but I'm loving it. Episode 6 is especially moving.
I plan on watching it eventually, I just don't have the time. It's getting a good reception and has been renewed for season 2.
So why does @Suedey hate it?
so does it do the misery of our brothers and sisters justice or is it all FAB AND GLAM DARLING as the trailer suggests?
I'd say say it's both really. There's definitely glam but it also touches on the subjects of poverty, HIV, acceptance of gay and trans people, etc.
I've started watching this. the stories are mildly interesting, sure, but the acting is SHODDY to say the least
Has it ever been screened on UK tv?
thanks for asking, Bev luv, but I honestly don't know!
It wasn't to you, but thanks for answering, Mats, luv.
I don't like how moopy let this flop. It's a bit sickly sweet and the end of the season is all rainbows and lollipops (in case the show wasn't renewed) but it's worth watching.
It’s been renewed and nominated for a bunch of awards.
I'm sure it is upcoming, I think it is covered by the BBC's FX BULK BUY.
the CATEGORY is... LIIIVE
very enjoyable show and kudos for telling the story, warts and all. the niche ballroom revival that seems to be the scene du jour here in Copenhagen definitely feels more like a vanity project rather than knitting tight community bonds but maybe that's just the everpresent CYNIC in me...
and on that note, how I wish I could've gone to parties like that instead of the ego-stomping, straight-acting techno trend that permeates gay parties these years. it was fun to begin with but now I just wanna dance with somebody, wanna feel the heat with somebody
moving, yes, but those AIDS patients must've felt cheated. they were promised a cabaret and got two sad Disney-like songs instead
spamming, I know, but I need to add:
GET OFF THE STAGE, KATE MARA
Just watched episode 1 and enjoyed.
I never knew "push" by Dannii contained a sample
Thought it was enjoyable enough, with the potential to improve once they stop awkwardly explaining everything. The soundtrack was predictably excellent and I have been inspired to put on Diana's Swept Away. I
Bless the BBC taking the opportunity to cobble together a mini TOTP 2-esque companion show featuring music from the episode (and Lonnie Gordon).
What is THIS? I NEED.
Strike a Pose! - it aired after the main show on BBC2. I presume it is just a space filler in the schedule and only featured four performances (Chaka, Whitney, Cherrelle and Alexander O'Neal and Lonnie). It is on again this week.
I binged this over the weekend and I loved it very much. A little saccharine in places, but other scenes more than made up for that. The HIV stuff was quite powerful.
The ballroom soundtrack choices have largely stuck to familiar classics, and while this week a back to back of Lovergirl and Sugar Walls was more than welcome, I was also very happy to discover Midnight Star's Operator too.
I'm going to operate your love tonight...
Well if you insist.
I've only seen the first episode but I am absolutely BLOWN AWAY
...by how shit the acting of the evil house mother is. Worst of all time?
The show itself is a lot more basic than I expected. I'm disappointed thus far.
I am on episode 3 of this and loving it so far
I have to say I was gripped in episode 1, but episode 2 faded a little for me
The Ballroom scenes are mesmerising
Some of the acting is wooden in an 80's way - but I think that might be a bit of the point, it's like an 80's movie
I really enjoyed it. But then it reminded me massively of Fame (the TV series). Very much here for the second season.
i started season 2 after a friend raved over the last episode earlier today and i hate to be a debbie downer but it feels cringier than ever. the acting is awful across the board, the drama is ham-fisted, even the fashion is shit. i hope evan peters is back, he was the best thing about season 1.
Season 2 is out?
Not yet on UK Netflix I don't think..
first four episodes only so far. i really hope it picks up. it's an important show but it never seems to live up to its potential.
Well thank god for am as ever
This is... not good. Or at the very least, not good enough.
I liked season 1 and don't mind Elektra's hammy acting. She's a bit like a character from a John Water movie. Her dramatic scenes are quite bad, but I enjoy her usual bitchiness.
I found season 2 and some of the characters a bit off so far and the latest eposide with the
was boring. Hope it's picking up.
Well I watched both seasons and LOVED it. The fact that they played many forgotten hit songs from late 80s/early 90s that I still have on heavy rotation and nobody else seems to remember anymore made me jump from my chair a few times. I mean, Sweet Sensation's Hooked on you? Yas bitch! Only people with really sordid music taste like @Kalabaliken will understand me.
They made minor mistakes with the songs and dates tho, playing Black Box's Strike it up when it wasn't even released. Not that it really matters.
OMG I fucking LOVE Sweet Sensation - how did you know I’d know them?
I’m hooked on you, woah, woah, woah, oh
I’m hooked on you, what can I do, it’s over you
I only discovered them when I found their 2nd album Love Child in a 2nd hand store for 50p. I bought based on the cover and then found their first album in Ibiza Town a few years later. Its a shame they never took off here but then Freestyle music with the exception of Shannon’s Let The Music Play never did. I think their split was less than acrimonious. WHAT’S NEW?