Photo of Queer Eye cast from Netflix's reboot.

When the early 2000s brought us Bravo’s awesome series, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, it wasn’t like anything else on television. Now, however, the Netflix reboot, titled simply “Queer Eye,” has burst onto the scene like magic fairy godmothers.

Confronting the stereotypes head-on, be it LGBTQ or straight ones, this show is sweeping up bingers like a wildfire. The season, however, has one flaw.

After only 7 episodes, you will not only love these magnificently open and compassionate men, you are going to miss them. Like many of our beloved favorites, Queer Eye is entertaining, but it is also quirky and direct, kind and fabulous, all in honest measure.

Ranging from literally getting political to supporting other gay men in their lives, this show doesn’t cast straight men as hopeless. And, while the first few episodes may leave you dealing with a bit of glitter-queen sweet-tooth overload, the series as a whole is fully satisfying.

The tears you will find yourself battling are the kind of tears you want. And, let’s face it, it is almost impossible to turn on the television, log on, or check in without the world scaring the crap out of us. We do need this kind of genuine and well-intentioned show.

The Queer Eye Cast

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Queer Eye cast, image via Twitter

The cast of Queer Eye’s inaugural season is as follows, from left to right above: Bobby BerkKaramo BrownAntoni PorowskiJonathan van Ness and Tan France.

Jonathan Van Ness

Jonathan van Ness may be one of the most fabulous men we have seen on Television in quite some time. He is actor and producer, known for Gay of Thrones. His natural grace, easy humor and fabulous hair make him super likable. On the other hand, he is a little much for some of the show’s participants right away, because he lives “Yaaas Queen!!!” as a way of life.

Karamo Brown

Karamo Brown is best known for his roles in Steam Room Stories (2010), Lean (2014) and The Next 15 (2016). He is the bear hugging support role, offering insight, kindness, self-awareness, and confidence. Not to mention he is utterly delish, an activist and a father of two.

Antoni Porowski

Antoni Porowski is the resident food guru and kitchen dude. He loves food and wine, but is best know for his roles in The Blacklist (2013), The Pretenders (2018) and Elliot Loves (2012). Oh, and he really loves a “good bad smell.” He previously worked as a food consultant in New York.

Oh, and did we mention he is gorgeous?

Tan France

Tan France is a Muslim immigrant without previous credits on IMDB. His role on Queer Eye has touched on both his religion, his sexuality, and — of course — his absolutely amazing hair. According to Cosmo, Tan is British-born, a fashion designer who grew up in his grandfather’s denim factory. Later, he enrolled secretly in, you guessed it, fashion school. He currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his husband, Rob France.

“In 2011, Tan founded the clothing company Kingdom & State, and he’s also a partner in the 2016-founded Rachel Parcell clothing line.”

Bobby Berk

And Finally, Bobby Berk, the interior design guy. His IMDB profile is empty, save for the work he has done with this cast. However, according to his website:

“BB ID has quickly become a design leader in the home building industry. Bobby brings a new and refreshing point of view having had a long history in consumer sales and design with his Bobby Berk Home retail brand. His unique experience has helped builders take their product to the next level by asking the hard question of “why” and refusing to accept anything other than innovative and exciting designs.”

According to Cosmo, Bobby has been with his husband of five years for an impressive 13.

Real Life, Done with Compassion and Honesty

According to IMDB, the show is: “A new Fab Five set out to Atlanta to help the city’s straight men refine their wardrobes, grooming, diet, cultural pursuits, and home décor.” But, honestly, they seem to care more about making connections with human beings.

Here is one of our favorite moments, from the first episode:

Not everyone will agree that energy has masculine or feminine forces, but that is what living your truth sounds like.

And this one ranks up there in the Queer Eye best moments, with a deeply religious man who allowed the Fab 5 to help him get out of his rut:

The fact is, no matter what your favorite moment is of this first season, you are going to wish there was already a season 2.

Even the Old Guard Loves the New Guys

Original Bravo Queer Eye for the Straight Guy cast, courtesy of IMDB

The old show was a lot more stereotype-bound, but so was the time. As well as the fact that we’ve come a long way, this show isn’t focused on fixing the stereotypical “dirty, disheveled and helpless” straight guy. It is more about helping those who need them, who need to a hand up from their current pickle.

The old cast was well loved, for sure. But, the big question is, what do they think of the newbs? They seem to absolutely love it. It was a great moment when they all go together:

They even offered advice to the new cast:

Binge the Queer Eye reboot on Netflix, tonight, you’ll be glad you did.

Tell us your favorite moment down in the comments!


Featured image promotional image via IMDB