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  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 7, 2018
Season #: 1, 2
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 58 Ratings

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  • Summary: The reboot of the Bravo series on Netflix begins in Atlanta and introduces a new Fab Five: food and wine advisor Bobby Berk, culture advisor Karamo Brown, fashion advisor Tan France, stylist advisor Antoni Porowski, and design advisor Jonathan Van Ness.
  • Genre(s): Reality, Health & Lifestyle
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Liz Shannon Miller
    Feb 7, 2018
    83
    The ending’s always pretty predictable, in the best way. ... The group as a whole embody a natural chemistry, though Jonathan Van Ness becomes a clear standout.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Feb 7, 2018
    80
    Come for the serial reveals, stay for the life lessons. (Don't judge a book by its cover. Pick up your room.) Or come for the lessons and stay for the reveals. It works either way.
  3. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    Feb 6, 2018
    80
    The lack of bitchiness admittedly makes this Queer Eye a little less funny than the first; most of the comedy weight is provided by Van Ness, the most quick-witted of the group. But all five of the consultants are likable and go out of their way to match their guidance to the interests and circumstances of the men they advise. ... Engaging.
  4. Reviewed by: Spencer Kornhaber
    Jun 15, 2018
    80
    It is great, great TV. Much credit goes to the group of highly watchable experts, whose breakout stars include Karamo, a satin-swathed bro whisperer; Jonathan, a whirligig of sass and kilts and moisturizing wisdom; and Antoni, the self-consciously pretty boy and supposed food whiz. Their targets are nicely varied and likable, too.
  5. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Feb 6, 2018
    70
    If no one in the new Fab Five stands out like original fan faves Carson Kressley or Jai Rodriguez (save grooming expert Jonathan Van Ness for his obnoxious attempts to become a meme), the straight guys are surprisingly memorable.
  6. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Mar 30, 2018
    70
    The world now seems less binary, and the show has grown more limber and less campy.
  7. Reviewed by: Kevin Fallon
    Feb 7, 2018
    50
    The Queer Eye reboot finds perhaps even more pathos than the original one. The transformation in the premiere episode is a heartwarming hoot. But with a cast of attention-seeking experts who too often steal focus from the proverbial mission at hand, it can be as exhausting and, at times, even as cringe-inducing as some have feared.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. Mar 14, 2018
    10
    One of the best series out there. In the world that's becoming increasingly balkanized, it is so good to be reminded that at our core, we areOne of the best series out there. In the world that's becoming increasingly balkanized, it is so good to be reminded that at our core, we are all just human and there are more things that unite than separate us. The creators came up with the show that's kind, and funny, and inspiring without being precious about it. Another cool thing is that there is reciprocity of influence. I don't want to include any spoilers, but there are ways in which "heroes" contribute to the worldview or the attitudes of the Fab 5 as well. There are meaningful, much needed conversations happening in every episode, not to mention all the practical advice, jokes, and beautiful people. Expand
  2. Jun 20, 2018
    10
    This is a fabulous, funny, incredibly uplifting show. The Fab 5 comprise a team of great inspirational guiding talent.
  3. Feb 20, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. As a late in life gay man, I actually really liked all the episodes, but in episode three where they help a beautiful black gay man named AJ come out to his step mom was extra special. Him and his boyfriend are mighty fine.... I thought each episode was sincere and heart warming. Then in episode 2 where a white police man and a black man have a moment , it is hard to fabricate and force the sincerity they were sharing, and I felt it could help a lot of straight men relate to gay men or white men relate to black men. The USA needs the kind of healing this show can offer. The little touches they add which are unique to each makeover really draw you in as an audience. Maybe I could get a makeover one day too!!

    Get all your straight friends and family to watch, they'll love it!!!
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  4. Feb 21, 2018
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Overall the show is fairly endearing and the formula seems like a great idea.

    I have on major gripe though: It too often feels staged - and what especially pissed me off about that was the policeman episode:
    The start of the episode was already cringe and there was just too much awkwardness in that situation and things that didn't feel natural.
    Them discovering the Trump sign and berating the policeman about it.
    Then there's the scene with the black guy in the car berating the cop about police brutality.
    And the end scene where the black guy keeps **** at the policeman yet again, but somehow the policeman is the bad guy.
    This episode just seems to reflect the show-makers' political leaning and their intent to push a narrative, which in my opinion undermines their stated cause of getting acceptance for gay people.
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  5. Feb 8, 2018
    3
    These days, pretty much every reality show is scripted, the trick is to make the audience forget this fact. Sadly, the hamming is dialled toThese days, pretty much every reality show is scripted, the trick is to make the audience forget this fact. Sadly, the hamming is dialled to 11 and becomes a thinly veiled attempt at filling dead air, 3 grown men are perfectly capable of entering a mattress store and appraising the wares without regressing to their childhood years in the Mcdonalds playpen.
    I applaud the agenda of encouraging tolerance and acceptance, but it just seems overbearingly forced.
    The only points I can give are for the sensible moments between all the cringe and ham acting, where some decent grooming and lifestyle advice is given.
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  6. Mar 19, 2018
    3
    Another reboot. Very disappointing. I was hoping for better, but I wasn't in to the new crew - probably too jaded by the original guys!Another reboot. Very disappointing. I was hoping for better, but I wasn't in to the new crew - probably too jaded by the original guys! Won't watch again. Expand
  7. Apr 30, 2018
    0
    This series should have never been re-made. The originals were great and they should have left the legacy with those. Disappointed.

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