Can we just BAN all acting challenges on this show PLEASE? I know they need to pad it out for that one hour mark but can we just get photoshoots or more cringey roasts instead?
We know that the format of them serves the producers in a usual season well - easy to set girls up to fail, easy to construct narratives, the fact they aren’t funny at all means that Ru/the judges can just *tell the audience* who did well and poorly to justify their decisions… it’s shit as a discerning viewer but I can see why they like them.
But for a season with this format they make no
sense. Nobody is being booted off so who is this serving? These are top tier girls with immense talent who we are already invested in. At the most producers could provide the premise and role descriptions then should let the girls have at it and make up their own lines and interactions - a la the Fairytale Courtroom one which…gave pre-written teas but they could do so much more with it regardless.
It was said in this thread maybe a page or so back that unlike other long running reality shows, RPDR hasn’t meaningfully expanded or evolved its format since the beginning. It’s all minor tweaks to eliminations (or lack thereof) and methods of getting to the top, but the rest is run like clockwork to its detriment. I know we’re a far cry from the chaos of 00s reality TV but how many of us wish for another Season 2 Cherry Pie challenge moment? Or as others mentioned how in Thailand they actually had the girls do shows by the end? I can’t help but feel RPDR would and will flourish once Ru gives up.