The Villain Edit: what people traditionally blame when they discover that their time on a reality show was spent being a huge jerk on camera. Also a podcast in which Monty Ashley and Rhias Hall talk about the reality shows they’ve been watching lately.

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The Monkey-Haired Christmas Tree Yeti

Every week means we’re a week closer to not having to watch the Bachelorette ever again. So that’s good news! There’s also Ink Masters to talk about, which had pretty good tattoos to go with its terrible people. That’s kind of the opposite of Face Off, which continues to have nice people even in kind of a down season. Forged in Fire finally let Doug Marcaida straight-up chop the heads off some ballistics-gel dummies. And Monty has some thoughts on Fool Us.

But the real news was this ear on Face Off:

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That’s not where ears go!

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Jelly Roll Technique

Monty and Rhias tackle the classic question: could the contestants on Ink Master ever actually be better than the ones on Face Off? The answer is no. Everyone on Ink Master is a jerk. There’s also Bachelorette, which has mostly trimmed its jerks but also doesn’t have much personality left. And Forged in Fire had people from the SCA that Rhias is pretty sure she’s met.

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19

Contains Fargo Spoilers, For Some Reason

Kind of a downer week of reality shows, huh? RuPaul’s Drag Race had a reunion that was just about drama, then Bachelorette did a worse job than usual of not being gross. Ink Master was what it always is, and even Face Off wasn’t as much fun as usual. So Monty and Rhias got distracted and talked about the season finales of Fargo and American Gods. And also the series finale of The Sopranos. You’ve watched everything that’s ever been aired, right?

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18

Werewolf Opinions

There’s a new season of Face Off! Already! It’s here just in time to balance off the constant negativity of Ink Master, and to soothe us for the impending end of the RuPaul’s Drag Race season. Also featured: Forged in Fire!

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17

Anatomically Incorrect Snake

Two episodes of the Bachelorette sent home a bunch of people whose names we never learned, as well as most of the people who were here just for pre-planned drama. RuPaul’s Drag Race continued to delight. Forged in Fire chopped up some ballistics-gel dummies, which you’d think would get old but actually never does. The Amazing Race had its second-least-deserving winner ever. And Ink Master returned for a new season of tattoo artists shouting at each other about stuff.

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16

(Don’t Tell Me) What Not To Wear

Some cool swords were made on Forged in Fire. Well, the swords looked kind of clumsy, but they were made by cool people. And sometimes that’s enough. RuPaul’s Drag Race had the most shocking lip-sync ever! For real this time! And The Bachelorette unleashed a new crowd of dopes, tickle monsters, and aspiring drummers onto the world’s stage.

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15

Beware the Black Palm

We’re back from Disneyland, and we’re excited to talk about reality shows. And also Disneyland. We cover the last two weeks of Forged in Fire (swords!) and RuPaul’s Drag Race (gowns!) and check in with Naked and Afraid XL (many, many injuries!).

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14

Irish New Year

There’s so much to talk about! Two RuPaul’s Drag Races, two Forged in Fires, a Cosplay Melee, and the Face Off finale! Exclamation points!

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13

Drag Queens and Gargoyle Monsters

RuPaul’s Drag Race took morning shows and made them even more crass and unprofessional. Except now it’s on purpose, so it’s okay. Face Off reached the semi-finals with four great competitors and made them make gargoyles. Cosplay Melee did superheroes and revealed the secret feud between fabric and foam. And Forged in Fire chopped another pig in half. Do you think they have a barbecue when they’re done?

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12

You Know, an Antler Chop

Forged in Fire is back, with two new episodes of people either making cool weapons or accidentally ruining them. Cosplay Melee enters the world of video games, some of which Monty’s played. Face Off takes a trip to the islands for a Dole Whip. RuPaul’s Drag Race has pretty, pretty princesses. And Monty takes time out to lecture Gordon Ramsay about what he’s doing wrong.

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Dressing Up Like Tom Hanks

Cosplay Melee had a challenge themed to Angels and Demons, and the ideas were interpreted in a variety of interesting ways. Face Off did an alien senate, although we don’t remember a lot of subcommittees being discussed. RuPaul’s Drag Race brought back an old favorite and said a goodbye that was equal parts sad and inevitable. We also talked briefly about this season’s gimmick on The Amazing Race.

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