I’m not a big TV watcher. I usually end up watching the same movies and shows I always have since I know they’re good and won’t let me down. I especially steer clear of makeover shows, which I find to be some of the hardest content to find entertaining. However, in 2018, I stumbled across the show Queer Eye, and now it’s one of my favorite shows.
The premise of the show is that the ‘fab five,’ a group of five queer people, do a complete life makeover for their lucky candidate. And when I say life makeover, I mean a complete life makeover. Each person has a different role in the makeover: Tan France focuses on wardrobe, Antoni Porowski’s strength is in the kitchen, Bobby Berk revamps homes and living spaces, Karamo Brown helps guide our sometimes misled candidates, and Johnathan Van Ness helps people get a grip on their hair. This show is honestly one of the best makeover shows because it covers a whole bunch of different aspects that many other shows don’t.
You can tell that each of these five members actually care deeply about each other and the person they are helping. They take time to get to know their story and revamp their life without pushing them too far out of their comfort zones. They prioritize comfort and respect over everything else in their makeovers, and it shows in the way they interact with their candidates. Each episode has, in one way or another, tugged at my heart, making me a bit emotional. This show does a great job of putting the people first, which makes it so enjoyable. It emphasizes the bond between the five experts and does a wonderful job at making the show actually useful for viewers. They include tips and tricks separate from the current candidate’s makeover to give the viewers their own small hacks to make their own lives easier.
This show is phenomenal. Once a new season comes out, I can’t stop watching it until the season is done. There has not been one episode of this show that I was disappointed by, and I couldn’t recommend a better remodeling show. If you’re looking for a new show to get into or are looking for ways to have more diversity and representation in your watch history this Pride Month, Queer Eye is the way to go.