Genre: Reality-TV, Inspirational | Network: Netflix | Director / Creator: David Collins | Starring: Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France , Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski
Season 3 — Ep. 1-8
It’s been fifteen years since the Emmy Award-winning series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy revolutionized reality television. The series returns to Netflix and is going global, introducing audiences around the world to a modern aesthetic, diverse perspective and a brand new Fab Five: Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine),Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Karamo Brown (Culture), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming) and Tan France (Fashion).Rotten Tomatoes synopsis
What can I say about Queer Eye that isn’t me gushing?
From the beginning, I have always been a fan of the show and this new season installment is no exception to that. The first two seasons viewers are taken across Georgia as the Fab Five (Karamo, Antoni, Bobby, Jonathan, and Tan) visit different counties and cities and help turn a life around for the better through five different aspects of life–culture, food, interior design (home), grooming, and fashion. This season however, the Fab Five take on Kansas City, Missouri as their new stomping grounds where we get to see a range of different people from different backgrounds have a moment for positive change.
The 8 episode season’s tone shifts from previous seasons, in the sense that instead of having an element of finding romance are sole focus is finding or re-finding ourselves. Self care has always been at the heart of the show, but with these new episodes those who watch can see this form of health care take more of a front row seat as its is one of the driving forces in the Fab Five’s approach.
A variety of issues are discussed, questioned and pushed during the Fab Five’s journey in Kansas City. From the societal understanding of gender roles, defining what beauty truly is and not what the media claims it to be, and breaking conformity in general, the Fab Five take on hard cultural issues and use it not only as a chance to educate those they are helping but to help them themselves grow in turn. The message throughout every single episode in season three is show each hero they help that they don’t have to be someone else to fit into this world, their individuality alone gives them a place by just being who they truly are.
Queer Eye sets a spark in its viewers eye to make a change in their own life, and to become the better version of yourself that has always been there…just maybe in hiding. From hustling to help family, finding the definition of what family is, and the loss of a spouse and parent, each hero this season learns how to become a better person through their difficulties and hard past experiences; and each of them uses those hardships to find themselves once more.
If you love inspirational reality TV, I highly recommend giving Queer Eye a shot– it has changed the way I view the world and myself and has challenged me to make self-care a priority in my own personal life. Affirming and fun, Queer Eye is the show that will change the world.
Have you seen Netflix’s adaption of Queer Eye yet? If so, what did you think?