More than a decade after the original series went off the air, Netflix reboots the "Queer Eye" franchise with a new Fab Five and a new setting, trading in the concrete jungle of New York City for communities in and around Atlanta. The style experts forge relationships with men and women who often have different beliefs from them, leading to moments of social commentary interspersed with style advice. Advising people in need of lifestyle makeovers are food and wine specialist Antoni Porowski, interior designer Bobby Berk, grooming consultant Jonathan Van Ness, fashion designer Tan France and culture expert Karamo Brown, who reality TV fans may recognize as one of the housemates on "The Real World (1992): Philadelphia." David Collins, who created the original Queer Eye (2003) show, is on board as an executive producer.Written by
As recently as 2017, Antoni Porowski was an aspiring actor from Montreal who made a living as the personal chef and assistant to his neighbor Ted Allen, the original "Queer Eye" foodie. Allen was the one who recommended Porowski to David Collins, the show's creator. See more »
Not being too old when the original season aired, I was unfamiliar with the concept of this show, so when I saw all 8 episodes had been added to Netflix I had no idea what to expect. I was so pleasantly surprised.
The show is life-affirming and emotional. Whilst at times the guys seem a little too intrusive and border on being overly judgemental, they win me, and the people they're there to help, over with their charm, friendship and emotional support. Their chemistry and friendship brings a smile to my face and really is magic. The way they allowed others and themselves to open up was a privilege to see, and I have come away from each episode with a smile on my face.
Definitely worth a watch, the first episode with Tom had me beaming, sobbing and awwing. A true delight.
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