Review by CJ
Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan van Ness
Approx 45 minutes per episode
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The Fab 5 return to Georgia and work to improve the lives of people in need of fashion, grooming, culinary, home and culture coaching.
One of the things I love so much about Queer Eye is how well it manages to incorporate the ‘awww’ moments with genuinely laugh out loud funny moments. Season two has these in abundance, along with some tear jerkers and heart breakers in the mix as well.
This season has a couple of firsts for the new Fab 5. I won’t give too many details, but I will say that I knew there was a reason they removed “for the straight guy” from the title of this reboot. Watching the Fab 5 learn from their new experiences and share the parts of their lives relevant to the people they are helping gives the show soul to go with its abundance of heart.
I have so many favourite things about season two of Queer Eye that I’ll just rattle them off here: how obvious it is that the Fab 5 adore each other so much; how easily the fab 5 throw low key shade at each other and their charges; Antoni’s obsession with sniffing things that should not be sniffed; Karamo calling Antoni out on sniffing things that should not be sniffed; and all of the filthy comments scattered throughout.
My only criticism of Queer Eye’s first season was how short the season was because I needed more — this goes double for the second season. I don’t love 20 episode seasons, but I would watch the heck out of 20 episodes of Queer Eye.
If you enjoy improvement shows that incorporate a generous helping of humour, heart and soul then I cannot recommend the first and second season of Queer Eye enough.
“We actually have a special treat this week, guys. We’re doing a lady.”
“I haven’t done a lady in years.”