RPDR UK S1 Final (spoilers)

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  1. Ag

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    Almost there. So ready for this.
     
  2. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I've got to go out so won't be able to watch until about 9.30pm. I'm going to have to stay off all social media.
     
  3. Ag

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    It's on now
     
  4. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Or perhaps j can watch on my phone on the bus...
     
  5. Ag

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    So Viv was a K-head. Messy.
     
  6. Ag

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    Also the Baga story kinda explained. I'm not hating her.
     
  7. Ag

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    The Viv so has this.
     
  8. Ag

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    Lesbian! :D
     
  9. Ag

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    Is no one else watching. They've crowned!
     
  10. Alex

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    Well just as I (and everyone else) predicted in week one.
    Shame it went to a cunt but well can't deny she is talented
     
  11. Alex

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    Oh and after the joy of the frock destroyers that perf was a bit underwhelming
     
  12. Beryl

    Beryl Boy stop, step awaaaaay.

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    Viv was deterred on the night.
    The other two were just as good and it really has been the strongest top 3 in years of Drag Race
     
  13. Ag

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    It's been the best series full stop since All Stars 2.
     
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  14. lolly

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    Hoping hard that Mary Mac signs up for S2
     
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    The Vivienne really pulled it out there. She had it won from the podcast but I did think her verse was the best.

    What a season.
     
  16. Ag

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    Her verse was the best and she just clinched the lip sync.
     
  17. Pingu

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    It was a strange episode as it seemed totally geared towards a Viv win from almost the start, which is completely at odds with the last few weeks.

    I can’t say it wasn’t deserved of course as she’s been fantastic throughout, but it was a change in direction I couldn’t quite get my head around.
     
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    Oh well! I wanted a Divina win but The Vivienne is a deserved winner.
     
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    And can I just say this is the best top 3 of any Drag Race series? The top 3 was obvious from week 2 but they were way ahead from the rest, 3 really fantastic queens.
     
  20. cwej

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    I am really disappointed. I just loved Divina and I do think that Divina best Vivienne in the lip sync. I’m hoping the fact she didn’t win means we get Divina in a future all-stars at least.
     
  21. Dark Carnival

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    This was a very long episode.

    When will AS5 start?
     
  23. Kalabaliken

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    That was obvious. The whole episode was set up for a Viv win, as Pingu said. The little speech at the end did Divina no favours whatsoever. She came across a bit too full of herself in that speech. And that look she gave during Viv's speech which was likely editedin didn't look great. It's strange because I would have switched them the other way round throughout the series - The Vivienne was the confident, bolshy one and Divina was more humble. I'm not disappointed in a Viv win, but I am never going to be her biggest fan. She deserved it though. She was the best in the challenge, which was fine overall but it was no Frock Destroyers.

    Baga managed to redeem herself after last week, I knew that there was something underlying there - she still shouldn't have said it but I understand where she was coming from now. She made me laugh YET AGAIN with the 'singing in five languages' comment and the part during her dance rehearsal when she made the comment to Viv. She's busted as fuck but to me she's my queen of the season, and I know that's not a very popular choice.

    I'd be surprised if The Vivienne is the only one who gets a web series out of this all. Overall, a nice ending to a fabulous series! Well done girls!
     
  24. straightorbroken

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    Well the best vile cunt won. Well done Christopher Maloney, sorry, "Vivienne".

    To be honest, I didn't pick up on there being more to the Bagamama drama, well, other than Ru saying there must be more to the Bagamama drama. If I were Baga I wouldn't have been happy with that version of a mother coming on and affecting my chances. Although arguably making her look like a swamp thing Jacqueline O'Sullivan and pointing out her FUP was good enough revenge.

    I was just willing it to end though. I thought Baga had the strongest verse and liked the song overall, but that's the worst Viv has looked and each should have had a separate colour of tinsel decoration.
     
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    Agreed. There's just something different with it being UK queens isn't there?
     
  26. Dark Carnival

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    I also LOL’ed when the Viv takled about being humble and relatable :D
     
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    I found her drug problems more relatable than Divina's "I have too much talent".
     
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    Really pleased with that result - clear, deserving winner from the get-go. The pro Divina thing has got out of control if you ask me, nice enough person and decent queen but a winner she ain’t. Can’t abide the fake gaping mouth laugh of hers and that underwhelming Union Jack dress needed a good ironing.

    It’s been an enjoyable series with a strong cast of characters but I absolutely cannot get on board with the “best in ages/ever” chat. The lip syncs were completely unremarkable, the confessionals irritating across the board and the general standard of drag distinctly lower than what we’ve seen from the US. (And if we’re using the fact that they’re funny to make up for that... they’re not that funny.)
     
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  30. dUb

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    Divina’s Twitter bio says it all about how fond of herself and her mild level of success she is. “First drag queen on The Voice UK” (nobody turned) “Only UK queen on MTV The A-Z of Drag” (who gives a FUCK)
     
  31. dUb

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    Quite enjoying her song though :side-eye:

     
  32. RaspberrySwirl

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    Fantastic results and a nice finale episode. The Vivienne has been the clear winner from the start and Davina one of the strongest runner ups in a very long time.

    The lip sync was very underwhelming again though.
     
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    I didn’t want to be the voice of mainland Europe raining on moopy’s parade but yeah very that.
     
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  34. lolly

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    I agree with Ag in that I think it I do think it was the best season since AS2, but not because it was a strong cast in terms of talent. I just found them a really charming and engaging group as a whole. The shit ones (and 40% of the cast was shit) were entertainingly so, and it felt like all of them served a purpose, rather than just being filler. The series felt really tight, no doubt due to the shorter run and cast.

    I agree that the lip syncs absolutely are on the other end of the scale than the US show, but I've been to enough drag shows to know that lip syncs are one of the least interesting things in drag for me. Admittedly within the format of this show it can lead to a bit of an anti climax, but I can deal with it. And hopefully future queens may up their games anyway.
     
  35. lolly

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    Disagree entirely about the confessionals though. Blu was the only one who really irritated me in that respect, and I got over that.

    I appreciate if Baga doesn't float your boat, the confessionals would have been a chore, though.
     
  36. RaspberrySwirl

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    I would say the best season since AS2 is without a doubt S9. This one has been definitely better than S11.
     
  37. Lucille

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    Glad Vivienne won, clearly the best, and I’m enjoying how HORRIFIED the rabid Divina twinks are online. Sometimes in life the CUNT wins. And she wasn’t even that much of a cunt.

    Even though Baga came third, she’s the one I’d be most likely to want and go and see. Is anyone gagging to see Divina live?

    Also well done to Blu for utterly upstaging the entire top 3. As annoying as she was she’s the only one who’s drag stands up to the best of the US queens.
     
  38. Lucille

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    Also being able to paint a mug like that after 3 bags of Ket? THAT’S TALENT.
     
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  39. Pingu

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    Incidentally I'll call it now - Divina will get the Strictly gig next year and we'll have our first same sex pairing a la Courtney Act in Australia.
     
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  40. Beryl

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    That’s actually hilarious. Well done Divina.
     
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