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.


Filling the Great Food Truck Void

Monty and Rhias discuss the finales of Making It and The Great Food Truck Race and decide which show was actually worth watching (it’s Making It). Then they tackle the challenge of finding new competitive reality shows in Fall, when all the channels think they’re better than that.

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Hot and Smoky

Rhias and Monty take a break from complaining about the air quality in Seattle to talk about the delightfully questionable television they’ve been watching, including Making It, Nailed It, The Great Food Truck Race, and the webseries Camp Wannakiki, which is the latest entry in the surprisingly robust genre of drag queen reality shows.

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Making It Is Fun

There’s this new competitive crafting show called Making It, hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. It’s gotten a lot of media coverage because it’s on a real network and it’s hosted by legit TV stars, but it also falls firmly within the purview of The Villain Edit. Monty and Rhias also talk about the brand new season of The Great Food Truck Race, which is as silly as it’s always been, and the (sob) impending series finale of Face Off.

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Going Off-Topic

Monty and Rhias have been watching Face Off and Forged in Fire. And there’s big news about the Great Food Truck Race coming back! But that doesn’t take a lot of time, so instead they talk about Pose and GLOW and Dietland and whatever else comes to mind.

Monty Ashley and Rhias Hall


What Does TCBY Really Stand For?

Monty and Rhias chat about the finale of Season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, minutes after it ends. And they have some opinions! So many opinions, in fact, that some spill over into their discussion of Face Off and Forged in Fire. And they also reminisce about that one show where people had to dress up window displays for department stores, but competitively. That was weird.

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Garbage Truck Wars

Monty and Rhias are very excited that Face Off is back! It’s a great show that’s fun to watch! They also talk about Forged in Fire before weighing in on the current state of RuPaul’ss Drag Race, and make fun of something called “Truck Night in America” based on Monty having half-watched a commercial for it once. Whee!

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A Hyena Will Eat You

Monty and Rhias are back, with thoughts on RuPaul’s Drag Race (movie star Cher is definitely the most boring Cher), Forged in Fire (we hope you heal up soon, Doug Marcaida), Ink Master Angels (which gets pretty heavy, so watch out), Naked and Afraid XL (watch out for lions), and Dancing With the Stars (which they didn’t watch, but this “season” has a neat format).

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You Never See a Snake’s Belly in Nature

Monty and Rhias bid goodbye to Glam Masters and Ink Master, because their seasons are over. And also because those are bad shows that they don’t want to watch anymore. And they say hello to two new shows: Forged in Fire: Knife or Death and the Great Interior Design Challenge, which have different challenges as shows. They also continue to say hello to Ink Master: Angels and Forged in Fire, which are both good shows. And then they catch up on RuPaul’s Drag Race! So much to talk about!

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Your Career Is Not Over

Glam Masters and Ink Master are both edging closer to season finales that will probably also be their “Monty and Rhias watching them” finales. Ink Master Angels goes to Memphis for an episode that’s kind of a downer and kind of uplifting. And RuPaul’s Drag Race serves 33 separate runway looks, because it turns out that looking good in a dress is kind of a big part of being a drag queen.

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Closed Mouths Don’t Get Fed

It was a busy week for reality shows, which provided a nice range of things for Monty and Rhias to talk about. For thoughtful discussion of topics, you want to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race. For jerks shouting at each other, you want Ink Master. For people having fun and being happy for each other, you want the finale of Project Runway: All-Stars. For dumb jokes about sex, you want RuPaul’s Drag Race again, because it can be about more than one thing. There was also Ink Master: Angels and Forged in Fire, which continue to be fun, and Glam Masters, which isn’t nearly as good as it should be.

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Flaming Swords Are Realistic

Monty and Rhias are in favor of Ink Master Angels over Ink Master, and Forged in Fire over Project Runway, and also RuPaul’s Drag Race over just about everything. This is even though Monty’s Fantasy Drag Race Team is already in shambles, forcing an immediate reconsideration of everything.

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