Queer Eye – Netflix Series 1 Review


Queer Eye is the revamped version of the 00’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. It aims to help turn people around from their downward spiral and upturn them in a fabulous way.  Intrigued – Read on….


The series returns to Netflix and is has decided to go more 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).

This time around, their trade is in Atlanta, Georgia. The show as always has been about the journey and how they get there.  Let’s go through each of the Fab Five’s attitudes and achievements in season one.

Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine)

One of the understated members of the group who tends to fade into the background with the big personalities of Jonathan and Tan. However when he is on his own with the client, he shines greatly.  He gives them a quick lesson in food and you always see it pay off in the end. 

Bobby Berk (Interior Design)

The hardest job of the lot is to redo the house, so you tend not to see much of him in the majority of episodes. However the house reveal is always spot on. He does get a chance to have a heart to heart with one of the clients – and he shows he is all heart. 

Karamo Brown (Culture)

Acts more like a profiler than anything. Will aim to put the client in the right mindset and even with the toughest of cases. He does get to let his guard down with a couple of extra clients, but his cool demenour stays most the time. 

Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming)

The most fabulous of the group with one of the biggest hearts. His achievements with all that hair and overall grooming transformations were fun to see. 

Tan France (Fashion)

Good eye for fashion is key to success in relationships and looking after yourself. Quick tips to get the clients going and then a full wardrobe change – could you ask for more?  Another with a big heart, and doesn’t mind to see anyone in their underwear. 

You just have to look at all the smiles. S01E01

You just have to look at all the smiles. S01E01

Overall Thoughts

From being a fan of the original, I preferred the original setup of the “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” but I understand the need to evolve.  They touch on a lot of stuff throughout the episodes from their backgrounds and beliefs to their clients counter beliefs.  

I ended up wanting another 20 episodes at least to watch.   Here’s to a another fabulous series – sooner rather than later. 


For More Info – 

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy creator David Collins (Scout Productions) serves as executive producer for the new series, along with producing partners Michael Williams and Rob Eric. David Eilenberg also serves as an executive producer in association with ITV Entertainment.

Visit Queer Eye on Netflix.

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