Facing a life-threatening pandemic has given us the golden opportunity to consume the plethora of content that is made available to us through the internet. Although not every single person may have such a luxury some do.
This post is for the some.
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Just because there are so many shows and movies to watch, and so many platforms to watch them on doesn’t mean that we should watch them all.
The phrase ‘you are what you eat,’ can be interpreted as you are what you consume. Eating unhealthy foods can lead to heart diseases and obesity. Watching frightening, dark, and triggering shows is unhealthy for your mental health and hygiene.
I really don’t want to get into what shows I consider good for your mental health and what I don’t. Instead, I would like to talk about one show in particular – Queer Eye.
Queer Eye is a revamp of the 2002 Bravo series ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’, which was a show about different gay professionals in the fields of fashion, design and entertainment and culture, who would make-better not makeover the life of a straight man.
The 2018 Netflix Series Queer Eye is a reboot that features 5 fixed cast members known as the Fab Five and new guests who need their life to be made better in every episode. Four members of the Fab Five are gay and one of them identifies as a non-binary individual, that’s why the show is named Queer Eye.
The hero (the person whose life needs a make-better) of the episode is nominated by people close to him/her, and they have to state why the person deserves to have the Fab 5 come in and change their life.
Let’s meet the Fab Five, in no particular order:
The show has been carefully designed to target all the main aspects of a human being’s life that could be stopping them from reaching their full potential.
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Queer Eye is not your average reality show. It’s not something you want to watch if you just want to see what other people are doing with their life. It is a show that helps you understand the unlimited potential that resides within every single individual.
Queer Eye’s first season was released in 2018, and it has five released seasons out as of June 2020 and the sixth one on its way! Can you believe?
The show’s executives have very carefully selected people from different cultures, races, and career paths to be the hero of each episode. And in each episode, the Fab Five shake up a storm in all the painful aspects of the hero’s life and make it all better. Even their theme song ends with the line, “all things just keep getting better.”
The show’s success is proof that this sweet and addictive formula works and tackles major issues while still managing to keep it light and fun.
The creator of Queer Eye, David Collins deserves a special award and appreciation for selecting the Fab Five (I am not sure if a separate casting director did that), because the chemistry between the boys and their authentic and lovable personalities is super infectious.
The show’s life-affirming nature is inspiring and emotional and I swear to God if you didn’t cry or at least tear up in the first three episodes of the first season you are not human. Go back to your spaceship.
The Fab Five have helped over 50 people really transform their lives and living spaces, even helping many set up shops and businesses, to fulfill their lifelong dreams.
Queer Eye radiates positivity and hope and shows how great it can be if we are all willing to change the things or grow the things that have been holding us back. And it is what we need in this world, now more than ever.
I highly recommend you watch this show if you have the time, as it is sure to put a smile on your face.
Thank you so much for reading until the end of the post. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.