On Wednesdays, we watch “Drag Race Philippines.” Then we spend the rest of the week wondering, is it Wednesday yet?
The new season of “Drag Race Philippines” has given us the same problem we had last season: what do we watch while waiting for new episodes to drop? If you’re a Wow Presents Plus subscriber, you can watch a plethora of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” titles including the different international franchises.
But if you like watching one “Drag Race” at a time like we do but still want a good dose of drag the rest of the week, here are other shows you can (and should) be streaming right now.
‘Drag Race Philippines Untucked’
Where to watch the drag show: HBO Go, Wow Presents Plus
Queens on your screen: The “Drag Race Philippines” Season 2 girls
To quote RuPaul, “Girl, if you’re not watching ‘Untucked,’ you’re only getting half the story.” And our Season 2 queens have been spilling scorching tea and bringing the drama in every episode of the companion show.
Pot-stirring, confrontations, screaming and tears—our queens keep proving again and again why the Philippines really deserves to be the first international franchise to get “Untucked.” The alcohol-fueled show takes you backstage and gives you a chance to get to know the queens better.
It’s not all drama though—there are funny and touching moments too. This week’s “Untucked” episode showed the safe queens in their own (tipsy) version of the Snatch Game.
New episodes drop on Wednesdays so you can watch “Drag Race PH” and the corresponding “Untucked” episode back to back.
‘The Stop Over with Marina Summers’
Where to Watch the drag show: YouTube
Queens on your screen: Marina Summers and guests
Oh my god, is that Marina? Yes it is!
With “The Stop Over,” Miss Summers proves that she has hosting (and producing) chops. (Is there anything this talented queen can’t do?)
The “unofficial, unauthorized and ultimately unbothered recap show of Drag Race Philippines” is so good we think it should be made official. In the Philippines’ answer to “The Pit Stop,” Marina and her guest queens (Lady Morgana, Turing and Minty Fresh for episodes 1, 2 and 3 respectively) discuss the episodes and give their frank opinions on the show, the competing queens and even the judges.
Marina has great chemistry with each guest, matching their energy, humor and wit. And what stopover is complete without pasalubong? The pasalubong-hoarding at the end of each episode is a fun touch. We love this intelligent queen. And we can’t wait for her besties Eva Le Queen and Prince to guest. “Drag Race,” “Untucked” and “The Stop Over”—our trifecta of treats this season.
New episodes drop on Marina Summers’ YouTube—check her Instagram for the schedule.
‘Drag Me To Dinner’
Where to watch the drag show: Disney+
Queens on your screen: Bianca Del Rio plus a bunch of competing queens, both from inside and outside the “Drag Race” universe
In each episode of this competition show, two pairs of drag queens go head to head in throwing a fabulous thematic dinner party. Bianca Del Rio, Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka and Haneefah Wood are the guests/judges while Murray Hill is the host.
You’ll be reunited with stars from the Runiverse like BenDelaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon, Vanessa “Vanjie” Mateo and her drag mom Alexis Mateo, Detox and Raja, Alaska and Willam, Manila Luzon and Latrice Royale, Kim Chi and Naomi Smalls and more while and you’ll also get to meet non-”Drag Race” queens like Meatball, Sherry Vine, Jackie Beat and Peaches Christ.
They’ll come up with their concept, whip up a menu, mix drinks and entertain their guests. With themes like baby shower, slumber party, divorce party and Tupperware party, expect a lot of fun and silliness. It’s a great time, just like a dinner party with your good Judies. You can enjoy the full first season on Disney+ now—that’s 10 episodes and 20 dinner parties.
Where to watch the drag show: HBO Go
Queens on your screen: Bob the Drag Queen, Shangela and Eureka O’ Hara
In this HBO reality series, queens Bob the Drag Queen, Shangela and Eureka O’ Hara do something brave—they travel all over the United States, go to small towns (which aren’t always LGBTQIA+ friendly) and help locals unleash their inner drag queens and let them make their debut at a one-night-only drag show.
It’s like “Queer Eye” with more wigs and heavier makeup. There are layers of stories in every episode—pain, identity, conflict, forgiveness, connection, compassion, acceptance. Each one is an exploration of the human side of the glitz and glitter and the transformative power of drag. This show had us in tears from the first episode on. “It is not gonna break you down as a man to put on this wig,” Shangela said in that episode which took them to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
It’s a beautiful, moving but also fun show. Definitely worth a watch. There are three seasons available now on HBO Go. The fourth season will feature a new set of queens: Sasha Velour, Priyanka and Jaida Essence Hall.
Where to watch: YouTube, WOW Presents Plus
Queens on your screen: Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova
Here’s an oldie but forever goodie in case you have yet to dive into it: UNHhhh, which should also be known as two girls and one green screen. Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova— perhaps the best drag pairing of all time—sit and talk about a given topic.
Do they stay on topic? Of course not. But we don’t care, we’ll keep watching. As of this writing, they have released 215 episodes (don’t worry, each one is shorter than 15 minutes so the show is totally bingeable) and have covered everything from relationships, stress, bathrooms and books to phones, hair, self-care and Halloween.
We love listening to Trixie and Katya talk to each other (“The Bald and the Beautiful” is one of our favorite podcasts and we don’t just listen to it, we also watch the YouTube version) and the editing and special effects (yay, Ron Hill and Jeffrey Maccubbin) add to the hilarity and craziness of the show.
The YouTube comments are entertaining too, despite sometimes being unhinged.
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