5 reasons ‘Queer Eye’ is your next Netflix binge
Everyone loves a makeover and the original Queer Eye reality series, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, which ran from 2003 until 2007 was a mega hit for that reason. Who wouldn't want five fabulous guys with the full set of life skills between them - grooming, fashion, interiors, culture, food and wine - help their fellow, clueless men sort out their lives and maybe, just maybe, find or rekindle their love lives along the way?
So it's unsurprising that Netflix would reboot the popular series, pulling together a fresh new team of fabulous gents in a new location (the OG series was based in New York, the Netflix series is based in Atlanta). What is surprising is just how darn good the new series is - you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll cheer for the guy getting the makeover of a lifetime.
Here's five reasons Queer Eye should be your next binge watch:
#1 The feel-good chemistry between the fab five is one of the most positive things on the box and the crew, Bobby, Karamo, Antoni, Jonathon and Tan all appear to be genuinely invested in changing their subjects lives (you can't fake all those end-of-episode tears).
#2 The first episode, You Can't Fix Ugly, proves five fab gay guys can fix anything including low self-esteem, a broken heart and an entire wardrobe filled with plaid. Plus, watching five urbane guys gamely drinking "redneck margaritas" is one of the greatest moments in television.
#3 Although this is essentially a reality makeover show it's also got a timely social message that's handled in a truly classy way. Watch the Dega Don't episode and you'll see what we're talking about.
#4 If you're into design get ready to swoon over Queer Eye's resident interior designer, Bobby Berk's interiors transformations. In episode two Berk turns a dog-haired bachelor pad that hasn't hosted a single guest for ten years into the coolest place in town.
#5 Queer Eye's fashion guy, Tan France is a master when it comes to style and watching him weave his fashion magic over these fashion-challenged guys is a complete joy.
Queer Eye season 1 is on available on Netflix now.
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