AJ and the Queen: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
AJ and the Queen

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Though it doesn't always come together, AJ and the Queen is a sweet, sometimes off-the wall adventure that's fun to watch even when it's fumbling.

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Critic Ratings: 21

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User Ratings: 453

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Episodes

Air date: Jan 10, 2020

The tale commences with Robert getting ready for a new journey in life. Meanwhile, AJ deals with life on the difficult streets of Manhattan.

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Air date: Jan 10, 2020

Robert asks AJ a host of questions over breakfast. Ruby goes back to showbusiness, but experiences bad blood.

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Air date: Jan 10, 2020

An accident leads to a game of deception. AJ gets a message from home, and Ruby gets ready for a spur of the moment contest.

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Air date: Jan 10, 2020

AJ and Robert meet a new group of queens as Ruby prepares for a new show. Damien's dark game causes a casualty.

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Air date: Jan 10, 2020

The group head to Nashville where a pit stop catches Robert's attention. AJ finds a way to make extra money.

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Air date: Jan 10, 2020

A late-night stop leads to a surprise performance as Robert makes connections in an RV park. His past history with Hector is revealed.

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Air date: Jan 10, 2020

Robert and AJ head to Mississippi for a gathering. In New York, Louis welcomes a surprise visitor.

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Air date: Jan 10, 2020

A medical situation forces AJ and Robert to recall difficult memories. Lady Danger and Damien meet a traveler.

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Air date: Jan 10, 2020

The tour encounters problems after arriving in Texas. Robert meets an old friend. AJ is excited for life with Pop Pop.

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Air date: Jan 10, 2020

The tour comes to a close with Ruby competing in Miss Drag USA. AJ gets ready for Pop Pop's farm. Brianna takes a risk.

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While traveling across the country in a run-down RV, drag queen Ruby Red discovers an unlikely sidekick in AJ: a tough-talking 10-year-old stowaway.

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Critic Reviews for AJ and the Queen Season 1

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (7)

The gospel Ruby-slash-RuPaul preaches is not one of great transformation but rather one of great transcendence, and the vision of queens as mini-Oprahs, capable of therapizing away America's wounds, is seductively comforting.

Jan 15, 2020 | Full Review…

AJ and the Queen can be a lot of fun... But the series is riddled with scripting snags, potentially by virtue of trying to balance camp and commentary in hour-long episodes.

Jan 16, 2020 | Full Review…

Despite some stumbles and clumsy writing, the first season of AJ and the Queen is a heartwarming, heartbreaking delight that lets you ride out every emotion while giving you a few laughs and some amazing drag, too.

Apr 23, 2020 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, RuPaul continues to get in her own way in this series. Pretty annoying, since I wanted to love this series as a longtime RuPaul and Drag Race fan, a fan who sees the good and the bad of RuPaul's reign.

Apr 3, 2020 | Full Review…

Fasten your seatbelts, as Netflix's AJ and the Queen is a rambling, overlong road odyssey.

Mar 20, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

'AJ and The Queen' is a pleasant comedy for lovers of the classic pop divas, sequin and musical numbers. [Full Review in Spanish]

Mar 17, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Language and mature humor in charming drag comedy.

Jan 17, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

If nothing else, hopefully watching RuPaul explore the world of smalltown drag will inspire you to go out and support your local queens.

Jan 16, 2020 | Full Review…

It's evident that AJ and the Queen wants to cover many stories and balance different tones to the point that it becomes a pastiche. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jan 16, 2020 | Full Review…

It's trying to be everything and the product is a show whose seams don't quite match up.

Jan 13, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

RuPaul, my dear, you may be the Queen of Drag Race. But when it comes to scripted programming, you stall out at the starting line. I'm sorry, my dear, you are up for cancellation.

Jan 12, 2020 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

I can't say that the show is...good. Bless RuPaul for finding gravity and soulfulness in some upsettingly saccharine dialogue, a contrast to the sassily-delivered one-liners he delivers with grade-A charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent.

Jan 10, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for AJ and the Queen: Season 1

  • 6d ago
    Not the best acting by a long shot for some of the characters, but all in all an endearing story and fun too.
  • Apr 13, 2021
    You can't stop watching RuPaul and Izzy G on their way to Texas to locate Izzy's grandfather. It is a lot of fun, melodrama and slick talking all the way to Texas!
  • Sep 23, 2020
    Its a fairly nice modern day "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert".
  • Aug 09, 2020
    This is a very good série that RuPaul created. But unfortunately, Netflix will not make the second season of it. I loved the serie and you should give it a try.
  • Jun 30, 2020
    Love this best LGBT+ TV show ever. Love the comedy , drama and the connection each character has with the audience. No discrimination found here. A fun loving TV show everyone can enjoy.
  • Jun 16, 2020
    This series has A LOT of different subplots in it, so try and keep up. It was funny, campy - but also could be very sad and very sobering at times. The ending = amazing. Never saw it coming.
  • May 24, 2020
    May need to be a RuPaul fan, but if you are this is a must!
  • May 20, 2020
    It's one of the kindest series there is, overwhelmingly so. World needs more unconditional kindness and cheerful extraordinary series like AJ and the Queen. It's also fresh and different, for those, who is tired of watching flat and resembling each other stories over and over again. Need season 2!
  • May 12, 2020
    BEST SHOW EVER! It's such a great story. Its unrealistic in its portrayal of how people react to LGBT and drags... but that's part of its beauty... imagining a world that's more accepting. The characters are all amazing except the villains which feel too much like disney villains. By far the best Netflix has to offer
  • May 08, 2020
    Im sad it was cancelled. I liked this netfilx show

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