It is not my favorite experience when I watch friends and peers…

This week, the coronation of the Vixen as one of the greatest pieces of casting in recent Drag Race herstory continues, and I am so thrilled. The Vixen takes visible pleasure in calling out queens (specifically, so far, Aquaria) for their hypocrisy, shadiness, and even potential racial bias, which she touches on briefly in Untucked. […]

I regret to inform you that advantagegeddon 2.0 is impending, and it’s spelling doom for all those who were not handed an advantage on Ghost Island or willing to toss out their social game in favor of idol hunting. Three advantages were found in this episode, as well as a lot of footage from iconic […]

  Lita Brillman

Episode 2 of season 10 was all about pharmaceuticals, but the only ailment I’m suffering from is Vixen fever and thank God there is no cure! The Vixen did not come to play this episode, stoking the flames of the Aquaria/Cracker drama without letting anyone get away with downplaying the drama from last week’s Untucked. […]

Welcome back to Survivor: Ghost Island, minus the Ghost Island this week. The Angkor Memorial Swap Into Three Tribes twist is here and it’s time to shake things up, by which I mean keep things exactly the same by maintaining a 3-2 Naviti majority on all three tribes. Exciting! It is truly telling that in […]

Hot on the high heels of last week/season’s catastrophic All Stars 3, It’s a brand new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and in the words of the last true all star: HALLELOO! This premiere was great! This cast had a lot of pressure (unbeknownst to them at the time of filming) to put up or […]

It’s been a minute since we had a good old fashioned Pagong-ing, but I must say I’m not hating the classic demolition of a minority alliance in this situation. For one thing, we know it’s going to come to an end soon. The swap to put Old Malolo on the bottom only happened two weeks […]

  Lita Brillman

I won’t lie to you: The last calendar year has been challenging for me as a reality TV fan. Survivor for the past couple seasons has been an unsavory combination of unstrategic, predictable, and devoid of likable winners. Big Brother 19 was ugly. The Amazing Race crowned two of the primary perpetrators of that same […]

  Lita Brillman

I’m going to start this recap by talking about someone who may not have been the focus of this episode, but about whom I’ve been thinking a lot. Here is what I will say to the credit of Angela Perkins: I would not want to cross her in any sort of physical challenge or in […]

Hoo boy, Drag Race fans, what a week for our beloved little show…

Welcome back to Survivor: Hot People Island! This episode was filled with continued encouraging signs…

I’ll be honest: This episode made me nervous. It made me nervous for the queen sin the bottom, which was essentially a worst case scenario, but more than that, it made me nervous that in this age of VH1 and hour and a half long episodes, Drag Race has refocused into a reality show first […]

  Lita Brillman

Welcome back to another thrilling season of Survivor. Season 36! Or, as I’m calling it, Survivor: This Can’t Possibly Be Worse than Last Season, Right? With that in mind, I thought this premiere was very exciting. Editing set us up well to be happy with the person going home at each tribal (given the options) […]

  Lita Brillman

Welcome back to an episode full of firsts! Trixie’s first ever challenge win, Bebe’s first of the season, and the first time we have not all been at the mercy of Ben dela Creme, though she still found a way to make things about her, nearly weeping over the exhaustion she’s enduring from consistently being […]

  Lita Brillman

Welcome back to Ben dela Creme’s Drag Race! Thanks so much for joining me. I’m going to get this out of the way at the top because Dela is going to win Snatch Game here and she’s going to continue her reign of congenial terror and I have finally figure out why I’m not here […]

Welcome back, bitchelors! I’m excited to announce that this season is now just like my dietary preferences: Dairy-free. That’s right, for the third week in a row the correct queen as been sent home and we move forward without a clear-cut villain and hopefully without any more meltdowns over not being in the top. Milk […]

Hello, hello, hello kitty girls! Welcome to season three of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. I may have missed the first episode of the season, but we’re off to a roaring start and I just couldn’t keep my mouth shut so, for now and the rest of the season, I’ll be taking you through all […]

  Lita Brillman

Welcome back to the final recap of Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers! It seems like only yesterday I was sitting down to pen my first recap of this season, feeling slightly let down by a lukewarm premiere but bubbling with hope and anticipation about the possibilities of such a fun and diverse cast, all […]

Oh, Survivor. Like a carnival game at an immunity challenge, you are a fickle thing to count on. After last week’s big-time, all-time episode, you have returned to your old ways. Advantages, the very thing that ruined Game Changers, rear their ugly head again to eliminate all drama from the season. The greatest joy that […]

  Lita Brillman

Welcome back to what is finally, finally an absolutely phenomenal episode of Survivor: Heroes vs Hustlers vs Hoo Boy, we have a lot to unpack here so let’s jump right into it. Returning from Joe’s blindside, Chrissy confronts Ben about his two-timing ways. Throughout this episode, Chrissy and Ben are both going to demonstrate some […]

  Lita Brillman

A double episode means a super-sized recap so let’s skip the intros and get to celebrating because this season just got good! Returning to camp after Cole’s exit, Joe is annoyed at Mike for misplaying the idol, and the two healers remain on the bottom. Mike claims that he wanted Cole to go home so […]

  Lita Brillman

Welcome back to Survivor 35 and Happy Thanksgiving! Personally, this episode left me stuffed with questions and a little unsatisfied, but overall was a pretty tasty meal, despite losing my favorite dish, a hot slice of Cole. Okay that’s enough with the half-baked (ha!) food metaphors. Into the episode we go. Mike starts off the […]

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Welcome back to another frustrating episode of Survivor: HHH, which I believe stands for “Holy Heck, How Did the Editors Think This Episode was Well Put-Together? But more on that at the vote-out. For now, we start with Lauren finding the hidden-in-the-nails “advantage” that was hinted at last week, which turns out to be not […]

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Come on in guys, because we are merged! After the loss of Ali last week, Chrissy and Cole set up their groups in confessional for the impending merge. Chrissy has Ryan and JP tight with her, and those three can join back up with Ben and the other heroes to form a hustler/hero coalition against […]

  Lita Brillman

Welcome back to Survivor, where this week we had the first true audience #blindside of the season. I’m not one to read too far into the edit to predict who’s going home, but the combination of JP’s almost incredible lack of personality, boasting about his challenge prowess, and less-than-impressed confessionals from his fellow tribemates convinced […]

Welcome back to a week of over-caffeinated players and sub-optimal strategy! Let’s sand-slither through it all. One thing I’m loving about this season is the effort on behalf of production to correct some of the problems that some believe have bogged down some past seasons. One of these issues, from my perspective, is the historic […]